Brunel University has risen to 29th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) worldwide ranking of the Top 100 universities under 50 years old.
This is a climb of 15 places since 2013, and puts Brunel 4th of the 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 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 Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 2014 is a ranking of the top 100 universities under 50 years old. It aims to provide a glimpse into the future, showcasing, say THE, “not those institutions with centuries of history, but the rising stars which show great potential”.