Maintaining its upward trajectory among leading seats of higher learning globally, the National University of Sciences &Technology (NUST) has evolved as a comprehensive university upholding the values of merit and quality in areas of research, innovation and partnerships for sustainable development.
A testament to this tremendous feat is the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021 that have placed NUST first in Pakistan and amongst Top 300 in the world in its global ranking of universities advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within and beyond their local communities. The rankings assessed more than 1,200 post-secondary institutions globally.
THE Impact Rankings were established in 2019 to assess universities’ societal impact based on the UN’s SDGs; the 17 goals that outline a universal call to action for the protection of the planet and improvement of the lives and prospects for everyone around the world. Using carefully calibrated indicators across four broad areas of research, outreach, teaching, and stewardship, THE Impact Rankings are a recognition of institutions making strides in sustainability today, for a better tomorrow. HE Impact Rankings 2021 have acknowledged NUST as 1st in Pakistan for SDG 7 ‘Affordable & Clean Energy,’ SDG 9 ‘Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure,’ SDG 12 ‘Responsible Consumption and Production,’ and SDG 17 ‘Partnerships for the Goals.’
Globally, NUST is ranked 67th in SDG 7 ‘Affordable and Clean Energy,’ amongst Top 200 in SDG 4 ‘Quality Education’ and SDG 12 ‘Responsible Consumption and Production’ and amongst Top 300 in SDG 9 ‘Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure and SDG 17 ‘Partnerships for the Goals.