We have been named third fastest rising young university in the World by the Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit, and the fastest rising university in the UK.
In a world where it is commonly accepted that many of the best universities were founded between the 11th and 19th centuries, it can be a challenge being young. But in recent years, younger institutions like Warwick have been bucking this trend, rising rapidly up the rankings tables.
Times Higher Education has analysed the top 200 of its prestigious World University Rankings - dominated by an historic elite - and identified the universities under the age of 50 years old that have risen the most number of places in the tables since 2011; the HE world’s fastest rising stars.
Phil Baty, editor, Times Higher Education rankings, said:
The average age of the top 100 institutions in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings is close to 200 years old, and Oxford University can trace its origins back to 1096. But this research shows emphatically that to be world class you don’t have to be old – you just have to be bold...
They are a truly exciting and dynamic group of institutions which should serve as a lesson to the rest of the world – that the traditional global world order is not unassailable and visionary young universities can break through.”
The world’s fastest rising young universities
So, what's the secret to our success?
Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit Report advises there is 'a holy trinity' of qualities that universities need to harness in order to set them on the road to success.
1. Citation Impact – how much a university’s research papers are being referenced by other academics; a measure of the influence its research has on the rest of the world.
2. Income from Industry – how much companies are working with academics and applying their research to the real-world.
3. International Outlook - a measure of how many international students and staff a university attracts, and how much it is collaborating on international research papers with other institutions.