The University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore continues to climb the ladder of QS World Universities Ranking.
UET’s overall world ranking in Engineering & Technology stood at 451-500 in 2018 with no discipline ranked among the top-500 in the world. In 2019, the world ranking of the university in Engineering & Technology stood at 451-500, but it ranked among the top-500 category in two engineering categories. In Electrical Engineering, UET ranked 351-400 and in Mechanical Engineering it ranked 401-450 in the world. In 2020, the world ranking of the university in Engineering & Technology improved to 401-450. Further, the university’s world ranking in Mechanical Engineering improved to 301-350 and it ranked at 500 in the world in Computer Science. The world ranking of Electrical Engineering remained 351-400.This year, UET Lahore has jumped to 376 in the world in Engineering & Technology. It world rankings in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering have stood at 301-350 and 351-400, respectively. The university’s ranking has improved to 401-450 in the world in Computer Science. The Petroleum Engineering program ranks 51-100 in the world, which is the highest-ranking bracket that any university in the country has gained in any subject category. The latest rankings put UET at top raking in Petroleum Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in the country, third in Electrical Engineering, and fifth in Computer Science. Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar, who was appointed as Vice Chancellor of UET Lahore in June 2019, said, “UET has highly qualified top-notch faculty with many Fulbright scholars and doctorate degree holders from USA, UK, Germany, Austria, Australia, and other technologically advanced countries and admits highest quality students. The university continues to offer most affordable engineering education in the country with lowest fee structure and generous financial aid to needy students through government programs such as Ehsaas and HEC need based scholarships, as well as through its own resources and substantial donations from its alumni. In spite of financial hardship that the UET has been facing for the past few years, the university makes every effort to not let any student leave the university due to financial hardship.” “The teachers and administration of the university have the resolve to work together to take UET Lahore to new academic heights,” Sarwar continued. UET Lahore is the only public sector UET in the nation that has consistently ranked among the best nationally and internationally and has a history of excellence that goes back almost 100 years. In spite of financial challenges, the university would continue to improve in all parameters of academics—teaching, research, publications, and quality of graduates—and become top ranked university in Pakistan and highly reputed in the world again in the years to come,” Sarwar added. He said that the administration has taken several steps for short- and long-term improvement of undergraduate education, graduate research and publication, infrastructure, and financial sustainability through a consultative process involving all university stakeholders.