STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) has been ranked 1st in Pakistan and 106th in Asian Universities in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking of 2014. The QS is an established authority on global provider of specialist higher education and careers information and solutions since 1990. It is the first time that any Pakistani university has reached this position.

PIEAS, competing for the first time in the QS Asian rankings, scored highest points amongst all the Pakistani participating universities.

“Young educated people can play a pivotal role in the development of the country and the role of Higher Education Commission (HEC) is very important by providing high standards,” said Ansar Parvez, Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), while speaking at the celebration ceremony.

He said that PIEAS needs to work hard and prove its metal of excellence in the world to attract foreign students here.

Chairman HEC Dr Mukhtar Ahmad said that Pakistan deserves a better and bright future while people and institutions like PIEAS and PAEC in hands. HEC is committed to support PIEAS in its every effort for brining innovations in the field of education, he added.

Dr Mohammad Aslam, Rector PIEAS, said that the institutes ranking has been made possible through formulating liberalised policy to send young people abroad for higher education which created talented faculty members and students.

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