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Newer universities are a diverse group, says Peter Coaldrake, but their fresh thinking can inspire institutions of all vintages

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Our new table of the world's best universities established between 1945 and 1966
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Ellie Bothwell explores what drove the boom in young institutions
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Massive investment in campus infrastructure gives Australia an advantage in the battle to recruit international students, writes Jack Grove from the Young Universities Summit in Brisbane

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Universities established between 1967 and 1985 are the top-performing institutions in the overall THE Young University Rankings this year

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Newer universities excel when it comes to internationalisation and research influence
YUR2017 methodology

In our expanded picture of the top young universities worldwide, we still scrutinise all the information we collect with the same exacting measures we use across all our rankings

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Our new rankings focus on what institutions offer students
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The Japan rankings are built around four pillars that demonstrate the broad strength of an institution

Institutions that succeed in helping regional growth deserve being included in measures of performance, says Simon Baker

King's College London

Nobel laureates and university presidents will speak at flagship THE event at King’s College London

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The National University of Singapore leads our 2017 ranking of the top universities in Asia
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A nation’s income affects not only the quality of tertiary education but also the number enrolled

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Innovation in private universities will help to transform Indian higher education, says Atul Chauhan

A University of Ulsan team have their efforts judged in a robotic boat competition in the US

South Korea’s University of Ulsan, a pioneer in academic and business collaboration, stresses the importance of communication for maximum engagement, writes Yeon-Cheon Oh

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Mainland partnerships and lunar missions show the benefits of collaboration, says Timothy W. Tong, the head of Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Two women look at pollen robots in Japan

Akiyoshi Yonezawa looks at what new domestic league table might tell the world about Japan’s strengths and weaknesses

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There is no monopoly on quality in Asia – excellence is found continent-wide, says Phil Baty

University of Sydney

THE analysis reveals the 53 institutions that could surpass Oxbridge and the Ivy League

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Times Higher Education will release more than 20 different rankings tables this year