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Pakistan has weakest higher education system globally, according to QS Rankings

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Highly acknowledged, British ranking agency, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has came up with ‘QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings 2016’, under which Pakistan’s higher education system is named as the world’s weakest higher education system, whereas, US’ higher education system is recognized as the strongest higher education system globally.

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Total 50 national higher educational system were being ranked in the QS latest ranking, among them Pakistan was ranked at the bottom on 50th position with just securing 9.2 out of 100.

QS Rankings are one of the most prestigious educational rankings which help a lot to the students while pursuing their educational careers. In March, they unveiled their famous ranking ‘QS World University Rankings’ 2015-2016 in which six Pakistani universities were able to get place.

QS World Rankings 2015-2016  include the National University of Sciences and Technology (Nust) Islamabad, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Lahore University of Management Sciences (Lums), University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore, University of Karachi (KU) and the University of Lahore.

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Up the latest, their rankings about higher educational system of the countries are being complied after checking the performances under these four categories: System strength, Access, Flagship institution and Economic context.


Countries with best higher education systems

United States – 100

United Kingdom – 98.5

Germany – 94

Australia – 92.6

Canada – 90.2

France – 89

Netherlands – 84.8

China – 83.5

South Korea – 80.1

Japan – 78.5


Countries with worst higher education systems

Pakistan – 9.2
Estonia – 10.5
United Arab Emirates (UAE) – 10.9
Egypt – 15.5
Philippines –  16.4
Ukraine  – 16.6
Lebanon  – 19.8
Poland  – 20
Indonesia  – 21.7
Greece – 24.6

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