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City one of the top 150 young universities in the world

 Times Higher Education’s latest league table ranks City in the top 100 internationally

by Nicola Ranson (Communications Officer)

City University London has been named one of the top young universities in the world in a league table published this week by Times Higher Education(THE). The THE 150 Under 50 list is an annual ranking of the world’s universities under 50 years of age and City was ranked in joint 88th place.

To be included in the THE 150 Under 50 is the best under 50a significant achievement. Phil Baty, Times Higher Education rankings editor says the list is led by “exciting and dynamic institutions” that have made a “big impact on the world stage in years rather than centuries”.

The table applies the same performance indicators as the overall THE World University Rankings. Young universities in the list are measured on their teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

It will be the last year that City will be considered a ‘young university’ and eligible for a place in the table. This week, City celebrated the 50th anniversary of receiving the Royal Charter and becoming a University, making it one of the oldest institutions in the list.

Professor Sir Paul Curran, Vice-Chancellor, said: 

 "We are delighted that City has been ranked within the top 100 young universities in the world. The institution was established in 1894 and City gained University status in 1966, 50 years ago this week. This is tremendous news to receive on a significant week in our University’s history.”

The UK is the best-represented country in the list, with 24 institutions featuring alongside City. They include the University of Dundee, Loughborough University and Aston University.

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