Maastricht University (UM) held its 6th place for the second consecutive year in the top ten world university ranking by the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50. Last year, UM moved from 19th to 6th place in this special ranking for universities established less than fifty years ago. UM was ranked among the world’s best universities last year as well after placing 98th in the 2013–2014 Times Higher Education World University Ranking.
The top five positions are largely held by Asian universities, with the exception of the Swiss École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, which took second. UM scored particularly well on International outlook, with a high percentage of international staff and students.
UM President Professor Martin Paul: “We are extremely pleased that Maastricht University has kept its position in the top ten of young universities which shows our vigour and competitiveness. Even in a time of emergence of young powerful universities, many of them from outside Europe.”
Just like the THE World University Rankings, this young university ranking is based on thirteen strict and comprehensive performance indicators for education, research, knowledge transfer, and internationalisation. The indicators for the top 100 Under 50 ranking were based on expert advice and adapted to suit the profile of a young university. The THE rankings are based on the world’s biggest reputation survey conducted by Thomson Reuters among 10,500 experienced academics.
The full-text version of these rankings is available on the THE website.