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PU ranked second in natural sciences research
PU ranked second in natural sciences research


LAHORE: (Thursday, May 12, 2016): The Nature Publishing Group, a world-class publisher of high impact scientific and medical information in print and online, has issued its ranking of Pakistani universities in terms of research publications in the field of natural sciences and has ranked Punjab University second best university in Pakistan in the field. It is pertinent to mention here that PU is a general public sector university while it has left many science universities behind in the ranking. According to the ranking, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Punjab University, National University of Science and Technology, University of Management and Technology, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Bahauddin Zakria University, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, University of Peshawar, Quaid-e-Azam University and Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences have secured from 1st to 10th positions respectively. Punjab University Academic Staff Association has congratulated PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on this achievement. In a press statement, ASA President Prof Dr Sajid Rashid and Secretary Dr Mahboob Hussain have said that this achievement was a result of research-friendly policies of PU administration which had taken several initiatives to promote research culture in Punjab University and had supported university teachers. It is pertinent to mention here that the Nature Publishing Group is a well-reputed publisher acknowledged worldwide and the group publishes journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine. NPG is part of Macmillan Publishers Limited, a global publishing group founded in the United Kingdom in 1843. Focusing on the needs of scientists, Nature, founded in 1869, is the leading weekly, international scientific journal. In addition, for this audience, NPG publishes the Nature research journals and Nature Reviews journals, plus a range of prestigious academic journals including society-owned publications. Online, nature.com provides over 6 million visitors per month with access to NPG publications and online databases and services, including news and comment from Nature, NatureJobs plus access to Nature Network and Nature Education's Scitable.com.
Ranking can be seen on the following link
http://www.natureindex.com/country-outputs/Pakistan