UK universities occupy three of the top ten spots, seven of the top 50 and eleven of the top 100. UK higher education institutions are connected to industry and business, and play a critical role in transferring knowledge.
So far, more than 76 UK universities have formal partnerships or long-term agreements with Pakistani higher education institutions. 98 percent of all Pakistani vice-chancellors and rectors have received leadership training in the UK since 2010, which has allowed them to form relationships with the UK.
New partnerships and collaborative programmes between universities in the UK and Pakistan are a direct outcome of the training programme every year. Last year alone, 14 new transnational education partnerships were agreed. A new set of partnership agreements is underway with the University of Leicester, which is celebrating a leap by 35 places in the ranking table, the highest among the top 200 institutions.