USI ranked 54th in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings
The ranking published today is a list of the world’s best universities that are 50 years old or younger. and is compiled from the same data as the global rankings published in September 2019. The table is based on the same performance indicators as the flagship Times Higher Education World University Rankings (also known as THE WUR) that measure an institution’s performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. However, the weightings of the indicators have been adjusted to best reflect the profile and mission of young universities.
Why does Times Higher Education also publish rankings dedicated to universities founded less than 50 years ago? Promoters say that when evaluating a university it can be easy to focus on historical institutions that have existed for centuries and lead the international rankings. In the ‘Young University Rankings’, on the other hand, Times Higher Education highlights the best universities under the age of 50 by focusing on the research and teaching performance of those universities that due to their young age cannot yet have an established reputation such as – for example – Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Princeton.