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Why Choose PIDE

1.Nation’s premier think tank

Ranking of the Think Tank: 1st in Pakistan and 10th best Economics University in Asia (Top 25% Institutions and Economists in Pakistan, as of May 2024, RePec)

2.Top-notch faculty

Faculty members and researchers composed of PhDs from the top institutions of world and Pakistan.

3.Exceptional educational and research services

Offers the opportunity to learn from the best in the field – PIDE frequently hosts conferences, lectures, seminars and webinars inviting persons of stature from all over the world to contribute to the discussion on topical issues.

The discussions, besides providing a learning opportunity, allows the students to network with the community, which pays off in securing research collaboration as well as in seeking career opportunities.

offers PhD program in Econometrics which is not offered anywhere else in the entire South Asia.

PIDE is policy think tank of the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms(MPD&R) therefore, the research at PIDE is applied research that accords with the need of the nation and can easily influence the policy making in the country.

4.Excellent student teacher ratio

The ratio of regular teaching faculty to the students is 1:5 which is much better than the recommendations of HEC.

5.Global partnership

PIDE has academic linkages with various academic institutions and has signed MoUs for academic cooperation with a number of Pakistani and international universities and other research organizations.

6.Career development

PIDE provides internships and employment opportunities with a wide range of foreign and public organizations. PIDE has to-date produced over 40 PhDs in Economics, who are serving in World Bank, IMF, WWF, State Bank of Pakistan and all leading universities of Pakistan.

7.Depository of statistical databases and GIS

PIDE Library has been designated as the Depository Library for the Asian Development Bank (ADB); International Development Research Center (IDRC); International Labor Office (ILO) and the World Bank, therefore the students can access the publications of these international agencies.

It has the capacity to utilize Geographical Information System (GIS) and Processing of spatial data alongside an immaculate capacity to design, develop and maintain large statistical databases and carrying out extensive analysis of the data.

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