The Times Higher Education’s (THE) new league table has revealed Coventry University as one of the top 200 institutions globally under 50 years old with the UK as the best place in the world for “young” institutions.
Overall, 27 UK institutions made the table, making the UK to have more than any other nation. Australia followed suit with 23, and France with 16 institutions.
Highest entry from the UK was Dundee University, which was founded in 1967, coming in at 16th place on the league table.
Other UK universities included were Stirling (46th), Plymouth (65th), and Portsmouth (joint 98th). Institutions ranked between 101-150 include Bournemouth, De Montfort, Liverpool John Moores, Middlesex, Oxford Brookes, Glasgow Caledonian, Hertfordshire, Northumbria, Ulster and the Open University.
Universities ranked between 151-200 on the list included Bedfordshire, Coventry, East London, Huddersfield, Kingston, London Metropolitan, Manchester Metropolitan, Nottingham Trent, Roehampton, Salford, University of the West of England, University of the West of Scotland, and Westminster.
“The UK is the leading country in this list of the world’s best young universities for the second year in a row, claiming 27 of the top 200 places,” rankings editor Phil Baty has said.
“While several institutions dropped out of the list last year after reaching their 51st birthday, an impressive 10 new institutions make their debut in the list this year, thanks to the expansion of the table to include 200 universities, up from 150 last year.”
“A key strength for the UK in this ranking is that it has representatives that were founded in every decade between the 1960s and 2000s, suggesting that the country has a promising future in the Under 50 list in the years to come.”
“Two UK universities – London Metropolitan University and University of the West of Scotland – make the new “millennial” table of the best universities founded post 2000.”
“Its young universities will need to continue to adapt to deal with an ever tougher higher education climate within the country and across the world,” he added.