Stirling named in global list of best young universities

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The University of Stirling has been named in a global list of top universities under the age of 50 by Times Higher Education (THE).

Reaching 46th place in the world and 2nd in the UK in THE Young University Rankings, Stirling has climbed eight places to break into the top 50 in this year’s prestigious list which includes 200 international institutions.

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Global reputation

Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stirling, Professor Gerry McCormac, said: “Building on the University’s global reputation is one of our key strategic goals as we look to the future and we welcome the improvement in this year’s Times Higher Young University Rankings.

“As we celebrate 50 years of innovation and excellence at Stirling, this accolade reinforces the quality of our research and the impact it has on society, our excellence in teaching, the skills and competencies of our graduates, and our hard-earned global reputation. Our positioning is also testament to the commitment and hard work of our staff and I would like to thank them for their efforts.”

The world’s young universities were measured on their teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

Stirling also topped the International Student Barometer survey earlier this year for welcoming overseas students, achieving the third highest overall student satisfaction rate among Scottish institutions.

View the full Times Higher Education rankings table.

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