ISLAMABAD: The ranking exercise by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has received worldwide recognition and the web statistics (of the HEC’s website) shows increased interest of academia and other stakeholders in the recent ranking results of the Pakistani universities.
In this connection, the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) has invited HEC officials to share their experiences of academic ranking and benchmarking in Pakistan at the executive forum of the academic leadership of all Commonwealth countries, to be held from November 9-11 in Jamaica. The theme of the conference is “University ranking and benchmarking.” More than 150 vice chancellors representing higher education institutions from the Commonwealth countries would attend the conference. As many as 35 representatives of member institutions from Pakistan would also attend the moot. The ACU is an international inter-university network operating internationally with its academia members to promote and contribute to the provision of excellent higher education for the benefit of societies throughout the Commonwealth countries. The focus on Pakistani rankings by the ACU further ratifies the credibility and accuracy of ranking experience of Pakistan as one of the good practices at international level.
The encouraging contemplation and appreciation of international academic community in Pakistani ranking exercise reflects on confirmation of a noticeable paradigm shift in qualitative growth of higher education sector of the country. Moreover, it will help in increasing the international recognition of qualifications offered by Pakistani universities and the graduates’ mobility.
Courtesy: Daily Times