Portsmouth in top 100 modern universities in world

THES- top 100 logoThe University of Portsmouth has for the first time been ranked as one of the top 100 modern universities in the world.

The industry’s leading Times Higher Education’s ‘100 under 50’ rankings celebrate the remarkable research and the high quality of teaching at the world’s best universities which are less than 50 years old.

The University of Portsmouth is part of the post-1992 group of universities and was ranked 85th. Phil Baty, editor of Times Higher Education Rankings, told the Telegraph the University of Portsmouth was “dynamic and innovative”.

Vice-Chancellor Graham Galbraith is delighted by the University’s unwavering and enduring rise in a wide range of independent surveys.

He said: “I am very pleased that the University of Portsmouth is now recognised as part of the modern global elite of universities that are bold not old, universities which are catalysts for change and which have a strong sense of energy, flexibility and dynamism.

“Students, potential students and staff across all departments can be confident they are part of something at Portsmouth which is among the best in the world.”

The University of Portsmouth is ranked one of the top ten modern universities in the UK in the 2015 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide; is in the top 400 universities in the world in Times Higher Education World University rankings; and gained above average student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey. The University has also risen in the Complete University Guide for 2016, and is now ranked 59th and in the top ten for the south-east region. Earlier this month, external assessments were backed up by the voice of students who pushed Portsmouth up six places to 55th in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.

The Times Higher Education ‘100 under 50’ rankings were announced tonight at the start of the Young Universities Summit in Dublin.

Times Higher Education says the top 100 ‘provides a glimpse into the future, showcasing not those institutions with centuries of history, but the rising stars which show great potential’. It describes those on the list as ‘bullish, with no fear of the future or of older rivals’.

The guide used the same performance indicators as the overarching World University Rankings, in which Portsmouth also features in the top two per cent, but with less weighting placed on what other academics think of an institution, which favours older, more established universities. The indicators included research (volume, income and reputation), citations (research influence), teaching (the learning environment), international outlook (people and research), and industry income (innovation).

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at Portsmouth, Professor Pal Alhuwalia, is the lead panellist at a summit discussion tomorrow. He will be discussing ‘Distinctiveness and branding in a competitive global market’, including the challenges facing universities in establishing a brand which is based on distinctive and clear values.

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