Lahore; 24 Feb: Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has once again been ranked as the top business education university in Pakistan by the Higher Education Commission. The first such rankings – released by HEC – in 2006 had also ranked LUMS as the top university in this category.
In commenting on the announcement, Dr. Adil Najam, Vice Chancellor LUMS, said, “At LUMS we have always strived for excellence – in teaching, in research and in service – irrespective of where we are placed on rankings. We are glad that this has been recognised by the HEC.” He added, “While recognition and validation from one’s own educational community is always encouraging and valuable, our goal is constant improvement and always trying to do as well as we possibly can. In this we are moved most of all by our students and our faculty who are not only our greatest resource but also our greatest inspiration.”
The new quality and research based rankings of universities in Pakistan were announced by the Pakistan Higher Education Commission (HEC), on Thursday, February 23, 2012, after a year long intense process of data collection and evaluation by the HEC. Each university was placed in one of eight categories and LUMS was ranked to be the top Pakistani University in the Business Education category. The Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, was ranked at second place, followed by Iqra University (Karachi), Sukkur Institute of Business Administration (Sukkur), and National College of Business Administration and Economics (Lahore).
In 2011, the HEC – Pakistan’s apex body for promoting higher education and research – had announced that this year’s ranking exercise would be done on the basis of international specifications as defined under the QS Ranking System. In announcing the new rankings Dr. Javaid Laghari (Chairperson HEC) and Dr. Sohail Naqvi (Executive Director, HEC) highlighted that the primary goal of the exercise is to encourage universities to upgrade their research and educational quality and seek greater global prominence. Although rankings are never perfect they send a positive signal to society and to institution to focus on quality of research and teaching.
More on www.lums.edu.pk