Peshawar – Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology has established itself as one of the top institutions of higher learning in Pakistan.
The faculty members said here on Saturday that according to the recent announcement by Times Higher Education (THE), one of the most prestigious publishers of university rankings, GIK was ranked NO: 1 in Pakistan in its World University Impact Rankings 2021 in the category of Quality Education. Worldwide, the Institute was ranked No: 30 out of 966 universities.
They said that the rankings were based on the societal impact of a university towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
GIK Institute was the only Pakistani university to feature in the top 50, or even the top 100, universities in the world in SDG:4 Quality Education.
The Institute was also ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide in SDG:1–No Poverty, they said.
They said that SDG:4 measured a university’s contribution to early years and lifelong learning, their pedagogy research and their commitment to inclusive education.
“Being ranked 1st in Pakistan, and 30th globally in the SDG of ‘Quality Education’, is a remarkable feat by the Institute and we are proud to lead by example in the efforts to impart quality education to our citizens and to contribute to sustainable development, which is today recognised internationally as being of immense importance,” they added.
Jehangir Bashar, Rector of the Institute, said. “This achievement bears testimony to the hard work and commitment of the faculty, staff and management of the Institute in ensuring our students get the best quality education in the country, while promoting the cause of sustainable development. We remain committed to this and will endeavour to keep on representing Pakistan among the top institutions of learning in the world.”