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Lincoln Ranked as One of World’s Greatest Young Universities
Published: 24th June 2020, 12:03pm
Lincoln Ranked as One of World’s Greatest Young Universities The University of Lincoln, UK, has been named in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings – which list the best young universities across the world - for the first time.

Lincoln is already ranked among the UK’s top 20 universities in The Guardian University Guide 2020, and this new accolade recognises the University’s growth and success across the globe.

The THE Young University Rankings list the world’s finest universities that are 50 years old or younger, assessing them across teaching, research, international outlook and their work with industry. The ranking is created using the same methodology as the THE World University Rankings, with the weightings recalibrated to reflect the innovative missions of younger universities.

This year, the listings include the world’s 414 best young universities, with the University of Lincoln ranked in the top 101-150 institutions.

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, 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.”

The announcement follows the news earlier this week that the University of Lincoln has been awarded a top five-star score overall in the prestigious QS Stars rating system of global universities. The QS Stars rating system was launched in 2009 as a way to assess higher education institutions more broadly than rankings alone. Universities are assessed in at least eight categories according to dozens of set indicators which are chosen based on global standards and best practice.

As well as receiving an overall five-star rating, Lincoln achieved the maximum score in seven other categories – teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, social responsibility, inclusiveness and a specialist criteria award for its Accounting and Finance subject area – reflecting its commitment to an outstanding all-round student experience.

Earlier this year the University of 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 it is rated Gold – the highest standard possible – in the national Teaching Excellence Framework.

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