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Local impact, global influence

Welcome to the Hub, a repository for content relating to the summit theme of ‘Local impact, global influence ‘ and to the THE  Young University Rankings. It features content of particular interest to participants wanting to prepare for their attendance at the summit.

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THE Young University Rankings 2020: millennial universities

France has consolidated its position as the leading nation for the world’s youngest universities, according to the latest THE data. The country takes the top three spots in the list of the best “millennial” universities – institutions founded since the year 2000.

June 24th, 2020
THE Young University Rankings 2020: Golden Age results out now

The University of California, San Diego tops a Times Higher Education table of the world’s best “Golden Age” universities, ones that were founded in the aftermath of the Second World War, for the fourth consecutive year.

June 24th, 2020
THE Young University Rankings 2020: branching out

The below scatter diagram shows the different patterns of university expansion in various regions of the world. Each dot represents an institution in the THE Young University Rankings, positioned according to its age and overall score in the table and coloured according to its location.

June 24th, 2020
THE Young University Rankings 2020: born to serve

Created with a civic ethos, young universities across the world are fulfilling their missions with aplomb, says Ellie Bothwell.

June 24th, 2020
THE Young University Rankings 2020: results announced

Young universities in Hong Kong and Singapore top list of world’s best universities founded during the past half-century, according to Times Higher Education’s latest ranking.

June 24th, 2020


Careers intelligence: how to network in the Covid-19 age

Networking has long been a mainstay of most academic careers. Striking up a conversation in the buffet line at a conference could lead to co-authoring a paper; an impromptu introduction after a lecture might result in groundbreaking collaboration.

July 23rd, 2020
Young Universities Summit heads to Moscow

The next Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit will be hosted in partnership with the Higher School of Economics (HSE University) in Moscow next year.

June 27th, 2020
Millennial universities are not hampered by old habits or traditions

The University of Duisburg-Essen, formed by the merger of two universities in 2003, is one of the youngest and largest universities in Germany and has a fresh way of looking at things. There are benefits to running a young institution like the University of Duisburg-Essen, says Ulrich Radtke.

June 24th, 2020
Reopening campuses ‘important signal’ for young researchers

Virtual edition of the THE Young Universities Summit 2020 hears how easing of lockdown at Italian institution had boosted morale.

June 24th, 2020
Are young universities more focused on civic engagement?

Many young universities have an explicit service mission, while others organically aligned their work with local needs. John Ross explores new institutions’ affinity for civic engagement.

June 24th, 2020
We think globally and help locally; there’s no separating the two

International research and community service are not mutually exclusive, and young universities can easily and productively combine both missions from the outset, says Yaroslav Kuzminov.

June 22nd, 2020
Webinar explores young universities’ success in driving innovation

Older universities have traditionally enjoyed the advantage of centuries-old reputations for academic prowess and impressive campus architecture when recruiting prospective students and staff. But the move to digital learning spaces during the coronavirus pandemic has diminished this edge.

June 18th, 2020
Is interdisciplinary research really the best way to tackle global challenges?

Politicians, funders and university leaders all intone the mantra of interdisciplinarity. But what does the concept really mean? Will it really yield the insights it promises? And how best can it be fostered?

February 13th, 2020

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