THE Young University Rankings 2018: Millennial universities

The best of those universities founded since the year 2000

June 6, 2018
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Paris Sciences & Lettres – PSL University has been named the world’s top university founded in the 21st century in a new Times Higher Education table.

The French university, which was founded in 2010 after a merger of nine institutions, takes the number one spot in a THE list of the top Millennial universities – institutions founded since the year 2000. As well as achieving the top overall score, it also receives the highest scores for teaching environment and research environment among its peers.

The table, which was compiled for the second time this year, is a subset of the THE Young University Rankings, which lists the best universities that are 50 years old or younger.

PSL ranks fourth in this broader league table. It did not feature in the list last year as 2018 is the first rankings cycle that PSL, rather than its individual components, has been ranked.

The University of Luxembourg, which has the highest international outlook in the table, and the University of Antwerp hold on to second and third place, respectively, in the Millennials list.

France is the most-represented country with nine institutions, followed by the UK with three.

The UK’s top representative, Brighton and Sussex Medical School at 11th place in the Millennials list, receives the top citation impact score, which is a measure of a university’s research influence.

Meanwhile, Khalifa University of Science and Technology in the United Arab Emirates, which is 12th overall, leads the knowledge transfer indicator, which calculates the amount of industry income institutions receive per member of academic staff.

Overall, 36 universities from 23 countries feature in the list.

The Young University Rankings and its composite tables are based on the same 13 performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings, but the weightings have been adjusted to give less weight to reputation.

Millennial universities

Millennial Rank 2018 Millennial Rank 2017 Young University Rank 2018 Young University Rank 2017 World University Rank 2018 Institution Country/region Year founded Teaching Research Citations Industry income International outlook Overall score
1 NR 4 NR 72 Paris Sciences & Lettres – PSL University France 2010 58.5 57.5 85 48.2 76.7 67.3
2 2 12 11 179 University of Luxembourg Luxembourg 2003 34.9 46.9 91.9 39.6 99.8 60.6
3 3 15 13 201–250 University of Antwerp Belgium 2003 43.5 56.2 73.3 75.9 66.3 58.7
4 3 19 13 201–250 University of Duisburg-Essen Germany 2003 42.5 42.9 88.8 73.8 52.7 58
5 5 22 27 190 Aalto University Finland 2010 44 45 79.5 52.5 72.5 57.3
6 NR 24 NR 201–250 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology South Korea 2009 29.8 44.9 95.9 66 47.9 56.4
7 NR 38 NR 251–300 Medical University of Vienna Austria 2004 39.9 16.9 90.2 36.6 84.1 51.3
8 NR 41 NR 301–350 Medical University of Graz Austria 2004 32.4 23.6 85.8 46.9 74.8 49.3
9 NR 43 34 301–350 Charles Darwin University Australia 2003 23.8 27.7 88 38.8 82.2 49
10 9 46 52 301–350 Grenoble Alpes University France 2016 39.1 31 74.9 33.8 60.7 48.9
11 NR 47 NR 301–350 Brighton and Sussex Medical School United Kingdom 2002 25 19.4 97 31.7 72 48.6
12 NR 49 NR 301–350 Khalifa University of Science and Technology United Arab Emirates 2007 31.2 27.4 71.4 84.5 97.9 48.4
13 7 56 47 301–350 University of Bordeaux France 2014 38.4 28.2 75.2 34.8 54.3 47.5
14 12 59 88 351–400 Cyprus University of Technology Cyprus 2004 23.7 20.5 88.6 33 69.9 45.9
15 10 61 63 351–400 Montpellier University France 2015 43.8 20.8 68.7 35.2 58.7 45.3
16 NR 73 NR 351–400 University of Côte d’Azur France 2015 33.2 19.2 70.4 36.7 81.1 43.8
17 11 78 72 351–400 Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées France 2014 34.1 27.5 65.4 35.6 61.4 43.6
18 NR 83 NR 401–500 University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa 2004 32.1 44 49.8 41.2 59.3 43.2
19 6 93 40 401–500 CentraleSupélec France 2015 33.4 23.3 56.7 45 82.5 41.3
20–30 18 101–150 151–200 501–600 Alfaisal University Saudi Arabia 2002 21.3 40.8 39.3 54.3 97.4 25.7–40.0
20–30 14 101–150 101–150 401–500 Auckland University of Technology New Zealand 2000 24.6 19.6 60.5 33.5 96.1 25.7–40.0
20–30 NR 101–150 NR 601–800 Beni-Suef University Egypt 2005 24.5 9.6 63.2 31.8 43.3 25.7–40.0
20–30 18 151–200 151–200 601–800 Federal University of ABC (UFABC) Brazil 2006 38.3 17.8 29.3 34.5 32.8 25.7–40.0
20–30 14 101–150 101–150 501–600 Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC) France 2015 30.4 17.7 55.6 35.7 50.6 25.7–40.0
20–30 18 101–150 151–200 601–800 University of Johannesburg South Africa 2005 24.5 33.7 36.3 42.7 55.6 25.7–40.0
20–30 NR 101–150 NR 501–600 University of Lorraine France 2012 28.2 15.1 60.7 37.8 58 25.7–40.0
20–30 NR 151–200 NR 601–800 University of South Wales United Kingdom 2013 21.9 13.3 38.5 32.3 61.1 25.7–40.0
20–30 13 101–150 100 501–600 Tokyo Metropolitan University Japan 2005 28.8 18.3 57.8 34 24.8 25.7–40.0
20–30 14 101–150 101–150 501–600 Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Malaysia 2002 20.4 11.6 71.3 32.5 30.8 25.7–40.0
20–30 18 101–150 151–200 501–600 University of the West of Scotland United Kingdom 2007 19.7 16.1 68.2 32.4 61.4 25.7–40.0
31+ NR 201–250 NR 801–1,000 Amrita University India 2003 28.4 13.5 17 52.5 47 19.9–25.0
31+ 18 201–250 151–200 801–1,000 Asia University, Taiwan Taiwan 2001 21 30.5 19.8 51.4 23.9 19.9–25.0
31+ NR 201–250 NR 801–1,000 National Taipei University Taiwan 2000 22.4 9.7 27.2 33.8 22.8 19.9–25.0
31+ NR 201–250 NR 801–1,000 TOBB University of Economics and Technology Turkey 2003 20.7 15.2 31.1 32.4 26.9 19.9–25.0
31+ NR 201–250 NR 801–1,000 Tomas Bata University in Zlín Czech Republic 2001 23.8 19.4 13.4 33.6 33.6 19.9–25.0
31+ NR 201–250 NR 801–1,000 Wuhan University of Technology China 2000 24.3 15.3 22.9 54.8 19 19.9–25.0

Note: ‘Millennials’ are those institutions that have been founded since the turn of the century, from 2000 to today.

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