19 April 2017

Middlesex University London has been named one of the best 150 young universities in the world for the second year in a row and has also been ranked as London’s top young university inTimes Higher Education’s Young University Rankings, which were published on April 6, 2017. 

The Young University Rankings 2017 lists the top 200 institutions in the world that were founded after 1967. Middlesex has retained its global ranking in the 101-150 category.

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.

Overall, the UK is the most-represented nation in the table with 27 universities featuring in the league table, which highlights the benefit of a UK-based education.

The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings apply the same methodology as the World University Rankings to assess research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. 

The weightings are recalibrated to reflect the missions of young universities.

Times Higher Education’s Young University Rankings editor Phil Baty said: "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.

"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."

He added: "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.”

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