THE Young University Rankings 2019: millennial universities

France tops list of universities founded since the year 2000

June 25, 2019
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France is home to the world’s top two universities founded in the 21st century, according to the latest Times Higher Education data.

Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University Paris, which was founded in 2010 after a merger of nine institutions, is number one for the second consecutive year in a THE list of the top “millennial” universities – institutions founded since the year 2000. As well as achieving the top overall score, PSL receives the highest scores for teaching environment and research environment among its peers.  

Sorbonne University, which was established by a merger of Paris-Sorbonne University, Pierre and Marie Curie University and other smaller institutions in 2018, is now second in the table.

France is also the most-represented country in the list with 14 institutions, up from nine last year, followed by India with nine.

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

The rest of the top five is completed by Germany’s University of Duisburg-Essen in third (up from fourth), the University of Luxembourg in fourth (down from second), and Finland’s Aalto University, which remains in fifth.

Overall, 64 universities from 29 countries/regions feature in the list.

The THE Young University Rankings 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 2019 Millennial Rank 2018 Young University Rank 2019 Young University Rank 2018 World University Rank 2019 Institution Country/region Year founded Teaching Research Citation impact Industry income  International outlook Overall score 
1 1 4 4 41 Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University Paris France 2010 73.6 69.7 82.2 49.8 78.3 74.8
2 NR 9 NR 73 Sorbonne University France 2018 63.2 54.1 80.6 39.0 67.3 65.4
3 4 14 19 =190 University of Duisburg-Essen Germany 2003 45.3 45.5 91.9 71.2 58.9 61.0
4 2 17 12 201–250 University of Luxembourg Luxembourg 2003 38.7 44.5 87.7 42.8 99.7 59.8
5 5 =18 22 =181 Aalto University Finland 2010 46.2 47.6 79.6 49.6 78.4 59.1
6 6 =20 24 201–250 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology South Korea 2009 31.6 50.3 96.3 70.1 49.7 58.9
7 3 22 15 201–250 University of Antwerp Belgium 2003 44.5 53.3 75.2 74.5 67.9 58.8
8 8 30 =41 201–250 Medical University of Graz Austria 2004 40.0 35.9 89.0 63.3 73.2 56.5
9 7 32 38 201–250 Medical University of Vienna Austria 2004 41.2 30.1 90.5 49.7 78.8 55.7
10 11 =36 =47 251–300 Brighton and Sussex Medical School United Kingdom 2002 27.9 28.3 100.0 34.0 74.2 53.3
11 12 38 49 301–350 Khalifa University United Arab Emirates 2007 33.7 43.2 65.3 100.0 96.4 52.4
12 20-30 43 101–150 301–350 Alfaisal University Saudi Arabia 2002 25.4 34.2 78.1 53.6 98.7 50.1
13 10 44 46 301–350 Grenoble Alpes University France 2016 39.0 34.7 75.1 35.6 59.4 50.0
14 20-30 51 101–150 301–350 Auckland University of Technology New Zealand 2000 21.5 23.1 91.4 35.6 96.0 48.9
15 15 =52 61 301–350 Montpellier University France 2015 45.7 25.7 73.0 37.0 60.3 48.8
=16 NR =55 =47 301–350 Aix-Marseille University France 2012 49.2 27.0 68.4 37.4 58.7 48.7
=16 NR =55 NR 301–350 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) China 2012 28.5 26.2 89.0 37.5 61.9 48.7
18 NR 59 NR 351–400 IMT Atlantique France 2017 42.1 32.6 59.8 90.4 75.6 48.3
19 NR =60 NR 351–400 University of California, Merced United States 2005 21.0 29.9 96.4 37.8 40.1 48.1
20 14 =63 59 301–350 Cyprus University of Technology Cyprus 2004 21.0 22.4 95.5 35.3 70.6 47.8
21 NR 68 NR 351–400 Indian Institute of Technology Indore India 2009 33.0 29.9 86.5 34.0 18.2 47.0
22 16 =74 =73 351–400 University of Côte d’Azur France 2015 34.0 21.8 74.5 38.8 82.4 46.2
=23 17 =83 =78 301–350 Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées France 2014 33.2 31.7 64.5 37.4 72.1 45.2
=23 NR =83 NR 401–500 JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research India 2008 49.2 11.2 80.8 35.1 25.7 45.2
25 18 =85 83 401–500 University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa 2004 31.2 41.0 60.9 38.3 55.9 45.1
26 13 =87 56 401–500 University of Bordeaux France 2014 37.9 27.7 66.8 36.5 56.9 44.9
27 19 96 93 401–500 CentraleSupélec France 2015 38.6 26.4 53.9 65.6 83.8 43.6
=28 20-30 101–150 101–150 501–600 Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC) France 2015 28.4 19.4 61.5 38.9 50.4 35.9–43.1
=28 9 101–150 =43 501–600 Charles Darwin University Australia 2003 25.7 39.3 49.6 44.4 80.8 35.9–43.1
=28 NR 101–150 NR 601–800 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune India 2006 35.2 21.5 59.7 34.3 19.5 35.9–43.1
=28 NR 101–150 NR 501–600 King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences Saudi Arabia 2005 41.0 10.9 62.1 35.2 65.9 35.9–43.1
=28 20-30 101–150 101–150 601–800 University of Lorraine France 2012 25.9 17.5 59.6 39.6 60.1 35.9–43.1
=28 20-30 101–150 101–150 401–500 Tokyo Metropolitan University Japan 2005 27.3 22.4 76.3 37.3 25.3 35.9–43.1
=28 20-30 101–150 101–150 501–600 Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Malaysia 2002 17.3 13.1 80.5 35.7 30.4 35.9–43.1
=28 20-30 101–150 101–150 401–500 University of the West of Scotland United Kingdom 2007 17.5 18.2 79.1 37.0 69.9 35.9–43.1
=36 20-30 151–200 101–150 601–800 Beni-Suef University Egypt 2005 19.8 10.5 64.3 34.0 43.3 30.4–35.8
=36 NR 151–200 NR 601–800 University of Clermont Auvergne France 2017 18.6 11.7 60.1 34.9 59.9 30.4–35.8
=36 NR 151–200 NR 601–800 Covenant University Nigeria 2002 33.7 20.3 36.9 50.6 28.1 30.4–35.8
=36 NR 151–200 NR 601–800 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar India 2008 24.8 15.1 64.8 35.6 17.4 30.4–35.8
=36 NR 151–200 NR 601–800 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad India 2008 34.6 26.7 44.6 39.6 16.8 30.4–35.8
=36 20-30 151–200 101–150 601–800 University of Johannesburg South Africa 2005 24.2 37.5 36.9 40.2 60.4 30.4–35.8
=36 NR 151–200 NR 601–800 Kafrelsheikh University Egypt 2006 14.7 10.9 63.8 38.2 46.3 30.4–35.8
=36 NR 151–200 NR 601–800 Shiraz University of Technology Iran 2004 28.7 27.9 46.6 43.5 15.2 30.4–35.8
=44 31+ 201–250 201–250 601–800 Amrita University India 2003 29.6 15.8 39.8 48.2 46.8 24.9–30.3
=44 31+ 201–250 201–250 801–1000 Asia University, Taiwan Taiwan 2001 18.1 32.6 19.4 77.3 26.3 24.9–30.3
=44 NR 201–250 NR 801–1000 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata India 2006 39.2 16.4 26.4 35.9 17.0 24.9–30.3
=44 NR 201–250 NR 801–1000 Normandy University France 2015 20.2 16.6 40.8 35.8 52.4 24.9–30.3
=48 NR 251–300 NR 801–1000 Fayoum University Egypt 2005 18.2 10.7 30.5 34.0 39.4 19.7–24.8
=48 20-30 251–300 151–200 801–1000 Federal University of ABC (UFABC) Brazil 2006 19.2 18.2 26.8 39.3 33.6 19.7–24.8
=48 20-30 251–300 151–200 801–1000 University of South Wales United Kingdom 2013 19.7 14.1 28.5 34.5 62.2 19.7–24.8
=48 31+ 251–300 201–250 1001+ TOBB University of Economics and Technology Turkey 2003 20.2 16.2 27.1 34.7 25.4 19.7–24.8
=48 31+ 251–300 201–250 1001+ Tomas Bata University in Zlín Czech Republic 2001 19.5 23.5 14.4 35.7 37.4 19.7–24.8
=48 NR 251–300 NR 801–1000 Tshwane University of Technology South Africa 2004 17.2 14.6 36.9 38.2 40.2 19.7–24.8
=48 NR 251–300 NR 1001+ University of Tunis El Manar Tunisia 2000 35.5 13.2 13.8 34.0 38.8 19.7–24.8
=48 31+ 251–300 201–250 801–1000 Wuhan University of Technology China 2000 22.0 16.6 31.6 54.4 21.4 19.7–24.8
=56 NR 301+ NR 1001+ Amity University India 2005 19.2 12.2 15.6 35.4 19.0 13.1–19.6
=56 NR 301+ NR 1001+ Government College University Lahore Pakistan 2002 22.1 14.6 4.3 34.1 40.3 13.1–19.6
=56 NR 301+ NR 1001+ University of Hyogo Japan 2004 21.1 18.8 10.2 44.6 17.5 13.1–19.6
=56 NR 301+ NR 1001+ Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University Saudi Arabia 2009 25.6 10.7 7.0 34.5 72.0 13.1–19.6
=56 NR 301+ NR 1001+ University of Monastir Tunisia 2004 26.3 12.5 12.6 34.0 41.8 13.1–19.6
=56 NR 301+ NR 1001+ National University of Kaohsiung Taiwan 2000 15.6 22.6 7.9 37.5 24.2 13.1–19.6
=56 NR 301+ NR 1001+ Siberian Federal University Russian Federation 2006 21.2 14.6 6.8 52.6 19.9 13.1–19.6
=56 NR 301+ NR 1001+ University of South China China 2000 28.8 10.4 8.1 35.5 14.9 13.1–19.6
=56 NR 301+ NR 1001+ SRM University India 2002 18.5 11.4 14.0 34.2 16.4 13.1–19.6

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