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Times Higher Education names us one of the world’s top young universities

Apr 07, 2017

We are pleased to share that we have just been named one of the top 200 young universities in the world by Times Higher Education. The prestigious rankings have placed us in the 151-200 segment which is a great achievement for the University. 

The THE Young University Rankings only include universities aged 50 years and under and grade institutions on key performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons.


The performance indicators are grouped into five areas:

·         Teaching (the learning environment)

·         Research (volume, income and reputation)

·         Citations (research influence)

·         International outlook (staff, students and research)

·         Industry income (knowledge transfer)


The following table shows how we were graded under each criteria:


As you can see the rankings graded us particularly high on our ‘international outlook’ which is based on international-to-domestic student ratio, international-to-domestic staff ratio and international collaboration. Cited as a key performance indicator, Times Higher Education says “The ability of a university to attract undergraduates, postgraduates and faculty from all over the planet is key to its success on the world stage.”

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard Stephenson said: “As we celebrate our 50th anniversary this year, it’s a real honour to again hear the University of Salford has been ranked among the best young universities in the world.

"The results show our ‘international outlook’ was graded particularly highly; as an institution we strive to not only attract international students but also collaborate with overseas partners so it’s great to see this being recognised. To consolidate our place alongside the best new universities around the globe, is a real testament to our teaching excellence and the fantastic experience we provide for our students.”

To compile the rankings, THE evaluated hundreds of young universities worldwide, of which 27 of the UK’s higher education institutions made the top 200.

As we are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year, this was our last opportunity to be listed in the young university rankings so it’s great to see us making a final appearance in the tables.

You can find the full rankings table here