The Young Universities Summit was held in Brisbane (Australia) from 5 to 7 April 2017; it was organised by THE (Times Higher Education), a specialist magazine in the field of higher education. THE revealed its annual ranking of 200 young universities worldwide. The University of Luxembourg occupies 11th place, three higher than in 2016.
A young university on its way up
The University of Luxembourg was created in 2003. It is multilingual, and has more than 6 000 students. THE's annual ranking lists universities less than fifty years old. The University occupies a very honourable 11th place, and ranks second among universities created after 2001. And for the year 2016/2017, the University occupied 178th place in the general ranking of nearly 1 000 universities worldwide.
Researchers with an international reputation
The 2017 ranking of young universities shows that over the past year, the University has clearly improved in one particular category - 'citations'. This refers to the number of times the work of researchers at a given university have been cited by their peers worldwide. On this point, the University's Vice-Rector for Research Ludwig Neyses praised the "good work and the international reputation of our researchers". He also felt "we are on the right path for establishing the University of Luxembourg among the best research institutions on the international scale". According to the study, Luxembourg's university has also improved in terms of 'research' and 'teaching'. The other criteria taken into account for the ranking are 'international outlook' and 'industry income'.
(Article written by the editorial team of the portal at 'luxembourg.lu'.)