Middlesex University has been named as one of the best 150 young universities in the world in the Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 2016 which was published yesterday (6 April).
This is the first time that Middlesex University has been included and it is now ranked as one of the top 150 best young university in the world.
Institutions from 39 countries are represented in Times Higher Education’s (THE) fifth annual ranking of universities under 50 years old which is this year topped by the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne in Switzerland.
Professor Tim Blackman, Middlesex University Vice-Chancellor, said: “We’re thrilled to be included in the Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 for the first time. This recognition is testament to how we put our students first, with their success at the heart of everything that we do. Our first-class teaching by practice-based academics who are experts in their fields, and the impact of our applied research, combine with a diversity and global outlook that make us a truly 21st century university.
“We are a young university immensely proud of our rich educational roots in London, our state-of-the-art campus in Hendon, and our global reach with three overseas campuses and a network of international partners.”
Middlesex was granted university status by royal assent in 1992. Since then the University has developed campuses in Dubai, Mauritius and Malta and developed trusted academic partnerships stretching across the globe.
The Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 2016 draws upon the same methodology as THE World University Rankings with 13 performance indicators to examine all the core missions of the modern global university: teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income. This includes the world’s largest invitation-only academic reputation survey and research excellence assessed through the examination of more than 11 million research papers with 51 million citations.
Results are calibrated to reflect the special characteristics of younger universities.
The UK remains the best-represented country in Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 with 25 institutions ranked. Universities located in the US and UK occupy three of the top 40 places and 30 places in the overall ranking. By contrast, Continental European and Asian institutions account for 95 of those placed in THE 150 Under 50, with a further 20 located in Australia or New Zealand, four in Canada and one in Brazil.
Phil Baty, Times Higher Education rankings editor said: “The 150 Under 50 ranking is led by young, exciting and dynamic institutions – half of the universities in the top 10 are 30 years or under - from nations investing heavily in creating world class institutions, for example, Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore. As the pendulum swings, the traditionally dominant US and UK will have to raise their games to continue to compete in future years.”
The full rankings table for the 150 best young universities in the world 2016 can be found here: timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2016/one-hundred-fifty-under-fifty