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Warwick declared as one of the seven fastest rising young universities in the world

The Times Higher Education (THE) have declared the University of Warwick as one of the seven fastest rising young universities in the world in a study announced before the THE Young Universities Summit.

THE said “ In a world where it is commonly accepted that many of the best universities were founded between the 11th and 19th centuries, it’s tough being young…..But in recent years some young institutions have been bucking this trend, rising up the rankings tables and overtaking their forefathers in a relatively tiny space of time.

The seven universities it identified at the top of this trend can be found in this table:

The World’s Fastest Rising Young Universities

Source: Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit Report

Copyright Times Higher Education 2015. www.theworldsummitseries.com 

 

Position

University

Foundation Date

Country / Region

1

Nanyang Technological University

1991

Singapore

2

Maastricht University

1976

The Netherlands

3

University of Warwick

1965

UK

4

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

1971

South Korea

5

Pompeu Fabra University

1990

Spain

6

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

1969

Switzerland

7

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

1991

Hong Kong

 

Phil Baty, editor, Times Higher Education rankings, said:

“With strong leadership, clear focus – and let’s be honest, serious financial backing – these seven rising stars have shown that what others have developed over centuries can be achieved in a matter of decades. 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 secrets of their success will be discussed in detail in Dublin next month at what must surely be the annual academic calendar’s most dynamic and optimistic event.”

For further information please contact:

Peter Dunn, Director of Press and Policy University of Warwick Tel UK: 024 76523708 office 07767 655860 mobile Tel Overseas: +44 (0)24 76523708 office +44 (0)7767 655860 mobile/cell Email: p.j.dunn@warwick.ac.uk

PR73 27th March 2015