The Young University Rankings, published by Times Higher Education, is one of the most prestigious rankings for Universities and it is with absolute pleasure and immense pride that we want to share their latest tables.
UWS was very pleased with last year’s ranking, putting UWS in the top 151-200 young universities in the world, so we should take great pleasure in achieving an even higher ranking this year, putting us into the world’s top 101-150 young universities.
The Young University Rankings are for universities established less than 50 years ago and are designed to demonstrate the impact on the world stage of universities in years, rather than centuries, highlighting future rising stars.
The prestigious table applies the same 13 rigorous performance indicators as the overall THE World University Rankings – with young universities measured across their teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.
This recognition comes as we prepare to launch our brand new £110 million campus in Lanarkshire, which opens its doors to all students for the first time in September. The University recognises that there is a considerable amount of hard work ongoing to make sure the first students through the doors will experience everything befitting of a 21st Century University and more.
The improved Times Higher ranking is a wonderful achievement for us, and truly reflects the hard work and effort of colleagues across our campuses and the tremendous input we have from our partners and stakeholders.
UWS is also bucking the national trend for domestic application rates, as prospective students recognise the flexible, modern teaching environment delivered by UWS. Our retention rates are higher than ever before and improving, thanks to our student-centred, personalised learning and teaching experience approach, which is absolutely central to our purpose. UWS graduates are increasingly finding positive and long-term employment in their chosen industries as we develop and expand our offering to equip students with the skills necessary to enter the world of work.
Professor Craig Mahoney, the Principal and Vice-Chancellor wishes to thank all involved for their continued hard work and commitment, the value of which is immeasurable in ensuring the University has a transformational influence on the economic, social and cultural development of the west of Scotland, and beyond.
You can view the THE rankings table in full here: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2018/young-university-rankings