Uni of Lincoln ranked among the world’s greatest young universities

Forget what Will said, Lincoln has been named one of the best young universities in the world

June 24th saw the release of the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings 2020 which, for the first time, the University of Lincoln was one named among a select few across the world.

The rankings present universities that are considered a part of the global higher education Golden Age. In assessing almost 1400 universities worldwide, each institution is judged on its performance indicators characterised, for example, by successes in teaching, research, and knowledge transfer. The young universities are also scored in their rapid university expansion and prominence in research investment.

Underpinning the rankings, a focus for THE is a university’s commitment to “nurturing the next generation of academics” whilst also its achievement in missions concerning international outlook and work within the industry. In this year’s results, the University of Lincoln was ranked among the top 101-150 young Golden Age institutions.

Lincoln is 101-150 in THE’s Young University Rankings

Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, Professor Mary Stuart, said: “This achievement recognises the University of Lincoln’s commitment to outstanding teaching, world-leading research and an inventive approach to working with industry partners.

“We have made great strides in these areas in recent years, so we are delighted that the THE Young University Rankings acknowledge these accomplishments and name Lincoln among the best in the world.”

Including this new and global title, Lincoln has been credited in the past by The Guardian University Guide 2020 ranking 11th in Biosciences and 17th overall across the top 20 UK universities.

Lincoln ranks 17th in The Guardian University League Tables 2020

Earlier in the year, Lincoln was also listed among the world’s elite universities, placed in the global top 1,000 in the QS World University Rankings 2021, and is rated Gold in the national Teaching Excellence Framework.

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