Two Uzbek Universities Enter the QS World Rankings

The higher education analytics firm Quacquarelli Symonds has published its latest annual table of the world’s best universities — the QS World University Rankings 2025.

For the first time in the ratings’ history, two Uzbek universities — the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers (TIIAME) National Research University (547th place) and the Mirzo Ulugbek National University of Uzbekistan (781st place) — were included in the ranking.

Under the QS “academic reputation” indicator, TIIAME National Research University is among the top 300 universities in the world.

The National University of Uzbekistan has produced renowned scientists who have made significant contributions to the advancement of global science. The Times of Central Asia has previously written about Botir Kobilov, who received a doctoral degree from Harvard Business School. Damir Musayev, another Uzbek, defended his doctoral thesis in genetics at Yale University in the United States and received his Doctor of Science degree.