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Brunel University 6th in UK and 35th in the world in new university ranking


Brunel University has been ranked top in London, 6th in the UK and 35th in the world in a new world ranking of the top 100 universities founded in the last 50 years.

The first ever Times Higher Education (THE) “100 Under 50” ranked the world’s newer universities by their performance across 13 indicators and five performance categories, including research, citations, teaching, international outlook and industry income.

Brunel performed particularly well with regard to its international outlook, reaching 6th in the world, 3rd in Europe and 2nd in the UK. This performance category measures the international outlook of staff, students and research with Brunel scoring 90 out of a possible 100 points.

The UK overall performed strongly in the rankings with 20 individual institutions, led by the University of York, appearing in the top 100 – the highest number of any nation. Brunel's impressive 6th place ranking amongst UK universities places it above institutions including the University of Bath, the University of Surrey and Loughborough University.

The “100 Under 50” includes a more diverse range of institutions than the THE's annual World University Rankings, with 30 countries represented in the top 100 compared to 26 in the top 200 in the standard table. The top 10 universities in the World University Rankings are all US and UK institutions, whilst in the new rankings the top 10 places are taken up by institutions in the Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Hong Kong, the US, France and the UK.

The Republic of Korea's Pohang University of Science and Technology topped the rankings.

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