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.
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.
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.
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.
Created with a civic ethos, young universities across the world are fulfilling their missions with aplomb, says Ellie Bothwell.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Virtual edition of the THE Young Universities Summit 2020 hears how easing of lockdown at Italian institution had boosted morale.
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.
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.
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.
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?