QS 50 under 50

It’s encouraging to see that the UK’s University of Bath came 7th in a league table of the world’s top 50 universities under 50 years old this week — so congratulations to them, particularly as they’ve jumped a few places since this time last year. The results were released yesterday for the “QS Top 50 Under 50 2015” which has celebrated the world’s top universities under 50 years old since 2012. This particular league table is based on the latest edition of the wider, more comprehensive “QS World University Rankings” and it’s very pleasing to see a UK university featuring in the top ten and no less than 5 UK universities in the top 50 (only beaten globally by Australia which has 8 institutions in the list).

So, which young UK institutions managed to break into the top 50 list? Well, here are the five UK universities which featured in the top 50 spots globally:

#7 University of Bath
#16 Loughborough University
#34 Heriot-Watt University
#39 Brunel University London
#42 Aston University

Going beyond these into the top 100 we then have:

#51 University of Stirling
#91 University of Bradford
#91 Ulster University

The ‘young’ universities featured in the full table are certainly institutions to keep a close eye on as they’re making waves despite being relative newcomers to the university stage. One of the purposes of this particular league table is, in fact, to track the progress of these ‘ones to watch’ over the coming years. The universities chosen feature high up in the rankings by excelling in particular areas and are evidently giving many of the long-established institutions a good run for their money, proving that incredible international reputations can now be forged in comparatively little time if all the right elements fall into place.

Key factors affecting institution rankings include academic reputation globally, employer reputation globally, citations per faculty (an indicator of influence) and the proportion of attending students who are international. Prospective students can use this comparative information to make more informed choices when deliberating over where to study for their degrees.

Click here to see the full list of winners. You can filter the results by region, country, star rating or institution age, among other metrics.

The Document Centre congratulates all those making the list — it’s an impressive accomplishment. The Document Centre is a London-based company specialising in printing and bespoke bookbinding including services aimed specifically at helping university students who require thesis or dissertation printing and binding as part of their course work. Students can drop off and pick up at the London centre which is in Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1, or alternatively upload a PDF of their thesis or dissertation to The Document Centre’s online system. There students can select the type of binding required (hard binding, soft binding, velo, wiro, etc.), confirm the number of pages which need to be printed, choose from a range of optional extras including pockets for CDs or DVDs, register ribbons and foiled metallic text for cover and spine, then choose delivery options and finally check out. Students can pay with PayPal, credit or debit cards or indeed order online and then pay on collection from the shop if preferred, however delivery to many London universities is free so online ordering may be more convenient. Using the online ordering system allows extra copies of the bound dissertation to be delivered to separate addresses as well as allowing, for example, one thesis to be hard bound and a second copy to be soft bound. Contact The Document Centre on 020 7928 9738 or order your thesis printing and binding online here.