Thursday 18 07 2019
University of the West of Scotland (UWS) remains the top-ranked higher education institution in Scotland and within the 101-150 division of a prestigious league table outlining the world’s best young universities.
The Young University Rankings by Times Higher Education ranks universities established less than 50 years ago and is designed to demonstrate the impact these institutions are having on the world stage in years, rather than centuries, highlighting future rising stars.
The league table applies the same 13 rigorous performance indicators as the overall THE World University Rankings - with young universities measured across their teaching, research, citations (research influence), international outlook and industry income.
UWS’ overall score has improved this year and the University was also named in the millennial group at joint 28th in the world.
The University has also significantly improved its scores in the ‘engagement’ and ‘outcome’ categories of the Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings for 2019, where it has maintained its overall position in the 201+ group from last year.
The recognition follows recent news that UWS also jumped eight places in The Guardian University Guide rankings for 2020, another trusted and independent source of rankings for UK universities.
Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal & Vice-Chancellor at UWS, said: “I am immensely proud of the recognition UWS is gaining in these highly prestigious higher education league tables.
“We are particularly pleased to see that we continue to rank as the top Scottish university in the THE Young University Rankings, which also sees us ranked joint 4th in the UK this year. These achievements are testament to the dedication of our staff and our internationally-recognised research capabilities, which are having a real and tangible influence, both in our local communities, and on the world stage."
“I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate both staff and students at UWS for the vital role they play in securing the University such positive and impactful recognition in rankings such as these. It is truly fantastic news.”UWS Principal Prof Craig Mahoney