LiU continues to climb in rankings
Linköping University has climbed to 24th position in the 2015-16 QS ranking of universities less than 50 years old.
This ranking, QS Top 50 Under 50, includes universities worldwide that are less than 50 years old. This time the six top positions were taken by Asian universities, with Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University at the top.
It has been a rapid ascent for LiU, which only entered the Top 50 Under 50 list three years ago.
”It’s good news that we keep moving higher,” said LiU Vice-Chancellor Helen Dannetun.
Of the young universities in Europe, Linköping University ranks seventh.
The QS ranking is based on indicators such as academic reputation, student-staff ratio, citations and internationalisation level.
The QS World University Rankings – which disregards the university’s age – is topped by American and British universities. Here Linköping University is number 286.
QS, with headquarters in London, publishes one of the three largest and most important university rankings, alongside Times Higher Education, also from the UK, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), from Shanghai.
All in all there are roughly 20,000 universities in the world today, of which about 16,000 are younger than 50 years old.
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Last updated: 2017-02-13