LUMS Climbs in QS World University Rankings 2021
According to the QS World University Rankings 2021, LUMS has improved its position and is now ranked among 651-700 top institutions of the world. For the past seven years, LUMS was ranked among 701-750 top institutions, and the 2021 ranking is a clear indicator that the University is gaining global prominence.
QS or Quacquarelli Symonds University Rankings are one of the most prestigious and recognised international university rankings in the world. QS assesses universities from around the world according to six different criteria: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty to student ratio, citations per faculty, ratio of international faculty members and ratio of international students.
With this new ranking, the LUMS position also evolved with regards to the percentile; in the 2021 edition, the University performed among the top 55% according to the QS World University Rankings.
The 2021 rankings also determined that Employer Reputation was the strongest performance indicator for LUMS. This is an extension of last year’s achievement where the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020 declared LUMS as the ‘top ranked university in Pakistan.’
QS also categorised that LUMS places high importance on research intensity, with a comprehensive subject area focus. This is in line with the vision of LUMS which is ‘to become Pakistan’s leading research intensive university, excelling in teaching and driven by a philosophy of learning without borders.’
Every year, QS acknowledges LUMS performance on the whole as well as with regards to its Schools. Last year alone, the QS World University Rankings 2020 placed the LUMS Business School as the top business school in Pakistan and in the top 250 business schools of the world for Business and Management Studies.