Around 11 QAU researchers ranked among world top 2%

ISLAMABAD: As many as 11 professors of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) Islamabad have figured among the top two per cent researchers in a global list compiled by Prof. John Ioannidis of Stanford University and his team.

According to details, recently the Stanford university has compiled a list of top 2 percent scientists working round the globe in which a number of Pakistani researchers from different universities have been included in this list for their best research work.

Talking to APP on Saturday, General Secretary Academic Staff Association QAU Prof. Dr Bilal Abbasi whose name is also included in the list, said that it is exciting for the entire country that a number of Pakistani scientists working in different universities have been named in top two percent scientists across the globe.

Sharing further details, he said following scientists from QAU had been named in top two percent including Profs Bilal Haider Abbasi from Biotechnology, Zabta Khan Shinwari and Mushtaq Ahmad from Plant Sciences, Amir Ali Shah from Microbiology, Riffle Nasim Malik from Environment Sciences, Muhammad Rashid Khan from Biochemistry, Masood Khan from Maths, Afzal Shah and Aamer Saeed from Chemistry, Abdul Haq from Statistics.

In his message, Dr Bilal demanded of the government for allocating more budget for the top ranked university of Pakistan to resolve its issues and improving its global ranking.

Among others, three professors of University of the Punjab have also been ranked among Stanford University’s list of world's top two percent researchers. - APP