THE described institutions on the list as “those that have already managed to join the world’s top table in a matter of years, not centuries, and others showing great promise”.
Their analysis draws on the same comprehensive range of 13 performance indicators used to compile the THE World University Rankings but features only those founded since 1962.
According to THE, the aim of compiling the 100 Under 50 was “to showcase a new generation of global universities and offer a tantalising and invaluable glimpse into the future”.
Professor Paul Curran, Vice-Chancellor, City University London commented:
“The vast majority of the world’s universities gained their title less than fifty years ago and we are delighted that City University London has been ranked within the top 100. City has built an international reputation for the preparation of its graduates and the graduates of other universities, for careers in business and the professions. We are passionate about our academic quality and this has been aided by our recent decision to invest up to £200M in outstanding academics and outstanding facilities.”
The THE 100 Under 50 was compiled following the analysis of five headline performance categories:
- Research: volume, income and reputation
- Citations: research influence
- Teaching: the learning environment
- International outlook: people and research
- Industry income: innovation.
Nineteen other UK institutions made the list including the University of York, Lancaster University and the University of East Anglia.