LUMS Climbs in QS Regional Rankings

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The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) jumps 8 places to make it to the top 100 Institutions in Asia according to the QS World University Rankings Asia 2019. LUMS is now ranked at 95 and among the top 19% based on performance.

At 41st place regionally, the Employer Reputation indicator is the strongest for LUMS. Since 2014, LUMS has gained 86 places. Over the 5 considered years, the institution moved up 4 times.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings are one of most prestigious and recognized international university rankings in the world. The rankings take into account several performance indicators such as Academic and Employer Reputation; Faculty-Student Ratio; Papers per Faculty and Proportion of International Faculty.

Congratulating the seminal efforts of the LUMS faculty and the broader community, the Vice Chancellor LUMS, Dr. Arshad Ahmad acknowledged the efforts of the outgoing VC, Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi for his oversight and leadership. He also said, “LUMS has improved its ranking 8 spots to 95 in achieving this milestone ranking to become for the first time, a top 100 university. To put this in perspective, during each of the past 4 years LUMS has improved to a cumulative increase of 86 places. This is significant story for a young university that is the premier university in Pakistan and is now poised to gain the recognition it deserves internationally. Building on its strengths as a research intensive, learner centred institution; we will continue to think strategically about our place on the continental and global stage.”

The last few months have seen several success chapters for LUMS. The University welcomed its first batch of MPhil Education Leadership and Management class in September; Professor of Management Accounting, and the Founding Director of ‘LSE Entrepreneurship’ at the London School of Economics (LSE), Dr. Alnoor Bhimani joined LUMS as the Honorary Dean of the Business School while the University envisioned to conquer yet new heights and horizons under its new Vice Chancellor, Dr. Arshad Ahmad, former Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning and Professor of Finance and Business Economics at McMaster University.

LUMS won the bid to house the PKR 1.5 Billion National Center in Big Data and Cloud Computing, established by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan to promote the culture of Big Analytics and Cloud Computing. Following the success and impact of National Incubation Center (NIC), Lahore, housed at LUMS, the University won a project worth PKR 560 million by Ignite – The Technology Fund to set-up the National Incubation Center (NIC) in Quetta.

In research, we continue to create a global impact. One of our students manufactured GOBEE, Pakistan’s first voice-operated smart wheel chair, which has received the best Consumer Product & Design Award (2018), one of our faculty members has developed a low-cost hospital scale ventilator, using local resources and expertise. Additionally, the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Lab, the one-of-its-kind research lab, aims to study the structural aspects of molecules. Our distinguished faculty continues to win research grants and awards across borders and cultures.

This ranking is recognition of our excellence and the quality efforts of over multiple decades put in by our eminent faculty, students, staff and our alumni. This recognition also reflects on the great successes of our preeminent graduates who are making their mark all over the world. And this will only motivate us to leap stronger and bigger and set our aims on being counted among the premier institutions of research and higher learning in the world.


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