The Lahore University of Management Sciences’ (LUMS) Mathematics department has been ranked No. 1 in Pakistan according to the QS University Rankings 2016.

The news comes as a welcome addition after LUMS was rankedas the number 1 university in Pakistan and 111th in Asia. LUMS jumped 50 ranks from the previous years; it was at 161 position in 2015, 181 in 2014, between 191 – 200 in 2013 and 251 – 300 in 2012.

LUMS Mathematics Department has grown from a small unit into a faculty of over fifteen PhDs ever since its inception in 2000. The Mathematics Department offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in Mathematics.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings are one of most prestigious and recognised international university rankings in the world. The rankings take into account performance indicators such as Academic Reputation; Employer Reputation; Citations per Paper; H-index citations.

The QS rating system makes it easier for students to locate top universities in particular regions, countries or disciplines. These rankings are also useful for organisations choosing partners and for scholarship providers selecting top ranked universities for sponsorships.