Dundee among world’s top young universities

The University of Dundee has been ranked as the top young university in the UK – and one of the best young higher education institutions in the world – for the second year in a row.

Dundee was placed 16th in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, the best performance of any UK institution and the same position it held in the equivalent poll last year.

The result continues a run of rankings successes for the University. Dundee has been named Scottish University of the Year by the Times/Sunday Times in each of the past two years and has appeared in the Top 200 of latest THE World University Rankings, which represents the elite one per cent of all universities in the world, for both 2016 and 2017.

“We are delighted to have recorded another fantastic rankings performance and to have once again demonstrated that we are one of the world’s top young universities,” said Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee.

“Over the past five decades, new universities have changed the higher education dynamic around the world, developing innovative and progressive methods of challenging more established institutions. To be ranked 16th globally among such universities, and top in the UK, is a great testament to the impact that our research and teaching has around the world, while the experience we offer students has been consistently rated among the best to be found anywhere.”

The Young University Rankings, previously known as the THE 150 Under 50 Rankings have been extended to include 200 institutions. Using the same performance indicators as the overall THE World University Rankings, it measures young universities on their teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income. The methodology is also recalibrated to reflect the special characteristics of younger universities. 

The full results can be seen at The Times Higher Education web page.  

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