Young Universities Summit

Brisbane, Australia

Video and audio highlights from the fourth Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit

Jessa Rogers looks at the disappointing picture for Indigenous scholars in the academy


Promoting social responsibility among students should be key to universities’ missions in the modern age, says Timothy W. Tong

Students at Harvey Mudd College. Women and men and ethnic minorities.

Harvey Mudd head explains how elite college became ‘poster child’ for diversity

People walking past Jockey Club Innovation Tower, Hong Kong, China. Part of Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong Polytechnic University initiative goes against trend towards shorter programmes

Carla Brodley, Dean of the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University, Australia. Young Universities Summit 2017

Joint honours approach attracts more women and ethnic minorities to field, says Northeastern dean

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Five years on, our expanding analysis of success-bound younger institutions finds much to celebrate


A series of mergers have helped French universities to dominate a new table of universities founded in the 21st century

Students at University of Luxembourg

Rainer Klump on his 14-year-old institution’s enthusiasm for international partnerships and its leading role in the Grand Duchy’s transformation

Jumping off a pier

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

San Diego
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
Whitewater rafting
Building a world-class institution from scratch is easier said than done, warns Jamil Salmi
Generation Y

Asian universities make up 20 of the top 50 institutions established in the late 1980s and 1990s, while the UK and Australia dominate

Cassette tapes

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

Brisbane, Australia

The ranking will be released during the THE Young Universities Summit in Australia

Barcelona seaport

Event host Pompeu Fabra University is arguably the greatest legacy of 1992 Games, says Jack Grove

Liz Barnes, Staffordshire University

New head of Staffordshire University says sector must think harder about whether classrooms and lecture halls on campus are suited to modern teaching methods