Fatima Jinnah Women University is the first public sector higher education institution for women in Pakistan with a vision to promote and facilitate women in their academics, research and community development in various fields of Higher Education. Since its inception in 1998, Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) has made remarkable advancements as a young university in the 22 years of its establishment.
Fatima Jinnah Women University is geared towards contributing in the sustainable development of the country. The vision of the university is to aspire and innovate for a sustainable future by promoting higher education, research, collaboration and community engagement to achieve societal empowerment. The University is consolidating and advancing its academic achievements, research productivity and community impact by focusing on Sustainable Development Goals. A large number of courses offered at the university under different programs and the research carried out by faculty members and students in varied fields cater to addressing and achieving sustainable development goals.
In this regard, the university participated in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021 for the first time, and has been ranked 601 among top 800 world universities making a significant impact in their respective communities for their sustainable development. The Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Ranking is a global ranking that assesses participating universities’ impact on society in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This overall Impact Ranking puts FJWU in the 9th place among Top 10 Pakistani Universities out of a total of 36 Pakistani universities ranked by Times Higher Education in 2021.
A breakdown of FJWU’s performance in each of the four SDGs that it applied for in its first attempt is presented below:
- In SDG 5 on Gender Equality, FJWU is ranked at 97 in Top 100 global universities, which is a great achievement to be celebrated as the first women’s university in Pakistan.
- FJWU is ranked at 101 in Top 200 HEIs, out of a total of 966 HEIs for its contributions towards SDG 4 on Quality Education.
- For creating avenues for SDG 8 on Economic Growth, FJWU has been placed at 601 out of 685 international HEIs, and plans to improve it further through female employment and entrepreneurship.
- To work towards SDG 17 on Global Partnerships, FJWU has been ranked at 601 among the top 800 international universities out of a total of 1154 universities.
FJWU secured a total Score of 51.9 out of 100, and a rank of 601 among top 800 international universities, out of a total of 1115 universities, which applied for Impact Ranking. As the first women’s university of Pakistan, FJWU is delighted to have made a successful foray into THE Impact Ranking 2021, and looks forward to participate in other international rankings as well.
For further details about FJWU Impact Ranking click the FJWU Profile on Times Higher Education weblink given below: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/fatima-jinnah-women-university
Fatima Jinnah Women University offers a wide range of 65 academic and research programs at graduate and post-graduate levels, under the faculties of Science and Technology, Arts and Social Sciences, Education, and Islamic and Oriental Learning, targeting areas of national and international development to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. These programs go through extensive Continuous Quality Assurance and Enhancement mechanisms, and are at par with national and global standards of higher education. Female students, researchers and organizations from all over the world participate in these programs and conduct research through student and faculty exchange, scholarship programs and university-industry partnerships. The university is on a fast track to expand its outreach by reengineering its service mechanisms, and encouraging international partnerships for a sustainable future through quality higher education.
FJWU offers its students a rigorous yet lively culture for lifelong learning to enable them to achieve higher education and advance research and development for a progressive future. In the wake of the pandemic, the university transformed its education system to offer online education and research facilities to its students and teachers. Lead by the visionary female leadership, having won several National Best Teacher Awards, our over 20,000 female graduates have made outstanding contributions in various fields at national and international level.
FJWU is developing a legacy of women leaders, who are creating a vibrant academic and professional environment for women to thrive in their fields. Women who are eager to create an impact in the society by virtue of their higher education and research are welcomed to join FJWU as teachers, researchers, administrators, and students to advance the cause of a quality sustainable future.