University of Antwerp 13th in Top 200 under 50 ranking


In 2012 Times Higher Education (THE) published its Young University Rankings, a ranking of the world's best universities not older than 50 years, for the first time. In five years' time the list has doubled, comprising 200 institutions in 2017, compared to 150 in 2016 and only around 100 in the previous years. The University of Antwerp (UAntwerp) occupies an excellent 13th place.

This list uses the same 13 performance indicators as the showpiece, THE World University Rankings. Only the methodology has been carefully adapted. The criterion of reputation has less weight and there is greater emphasis on specific properties of young universities. But otherwise standards are high here as well when it comes to education, research, international orientation and knowledge transfer. Not the institutions with a history and renown of centuries, but the rising stars with great potential are represented here.

Universities from 39 different countries are included in the list, with the Swiss École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in first place.

New this year is a further subdivision into Generation X (1967-1985), Generation Y (1986-1999) and – the youngest – Millennial universities, which do especially well on internationalisation. UAntwerp comes in third in this category.

The University of Antwerp was created in 2003 from a former confederation of three university institutions.