Brunel University, London, has risen to 29th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) worldwide ranking of the Top 100 universities under 50 years old, climbing 15 places since 2013, with an overall score of 43.4.
This places Brunel in 4th place of universities from the United Kingdom featured in the rankings.
The Top 100 Under 50 ranking employs the same 13 separate indicators as the THE World University Rankings – grouped into the categories: teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook – but carefully re-calibrated to reflect the special characteristics of younger universities, giving less weight to subjective indicators of academic reputation.
Brunel's Vice-Chancellor Professor Julia Buckingham stated that: “Being fourth in the UK gives us a great platform to build on. Profound change is happening in the market for education and research but we at Brunel are ambitious and well placed to take on our older competitors. Given our upcoming 50th birthday celebrations in 2016, this accolade comes right on time.”
The THE website provides a full explanation of the Top 100 Under 50 methology and scoring system.
View the full Top 100 Under 50 list on the THE website.