National University of Science and Technology, IslamabadUniversity


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Foundation: 1991

Mission: In pursuance of NUST vision, strive to achieve following mission goals: Develop NUST as a Comprehensive, Academic and Research-led university with a focus on Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship so as to amicably negotiate Social, Economic and Environmental challenges faced by the country. With foundations based on principles of Merit, Transparency and Fair Play, nurture talent by providing equal opportunity to all segments of polity. Empower students to develop their full potential, acquiring leadership and social skills, to act as agents of change within the society. Improve global visibility by enhancing mutually beneficial linkages with international organisations and partner universities. Strengthen NUST financially to enable the university to achieve its goals by raising awareness among local and international Pakistani diaspora including Alumni base around the world. Ensure conducive learning and working environment for students and staff at par with international standards.​

Vision: To evolve NUST into a world class Centre of Excellence among Higher Education Institutions, leading the transformation of Pakistan towards a rapidly developing Knowledge Economy to realise the national objective of a progressive and prosperous country among comity of nations.

Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionPakistan
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +2250th724th16th
Arts and Humanities +2023rd305th17th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3594th1106th12th
Business, Management and Accounting 562nd111th2nd
Chemistry 2246th738th14th
Computer Science 554th162nd2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1467th442nd2nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1117th258th11th
Energy 1099th429th6th
Engineering +916th305th4th
Environmental Science 1158th393rd10th
Mathematics 789th213th7th
Medicine +2947th854th9th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 2797th870th14th
Physics and Astronomy 1713th475th10th
Psychology 2446th441st15th
Social Sciences +1101st181st4th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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