Five best youngest universities in the UK



Times Higher Education (THE) released their ‘150 Under 50’ university rankings earlier this year, with Scottish institution the University of Dundee coming out on top.

The global list, which analyses the world’s top universities under 50 years of age, has seen the UK emerge as being the most-represented country in the world, boasting 25 institutions in the complete top 150.

The top five youngest universities in the UK

University of Dundee (established 1967)dundee

Dundee became an independent university in 1967 and is currently home to more than 17,000 students and more than 3.000 staff, helping make it Scotland’s most student-friendly city. 25 per cent of the students at Dundee are from outside the UK, and the university is one of the best in the UK in the International Student Barometer.

Did you know? Dundee was named Scottish University of the Year in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

University of Bath (1966)

The University of Bath received its Royal Charter in 1966 and is now firmly established as a top ten UK university, with a reputation for research and teaching excellence. Bath’s campus overlooks the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath, and students are attracted by its excellent academic reputation, outstanding graduate employment record and world-class sports facilities.

Did you know? Bath was named joint top university in the UK that students would recommend to their friends, according to the THE Student Experience Survey 2016.

University of Surrey (1966)

The University of Surrey is a campus university located in south west London and a member of the Russell Group, an organisation who represent 24 of the UK’s leading universities. Over the last few years Surrey has seen fantastic results in student satisfaction, rising entry standards and a high employment rate, and its Professional Training Placement programme boasts over 2,300 partners across the globe.

Did you know? The University of Surrey was named ‘University of the Year 2015-2016’ in the Times & Sunday Times University Guide.

University of Stirling (1967)stirling

Founded in 1967, the University of Stirling was the first genuinely new university in Scotland for over 400 years. The essence of the University of Stirling is its great people: the graduates, staff and students who are helping to shape the world. 114 nationalities are represented among its 12,800 students and the University is located in the shadow of the Ochil Hills.

Did you know? Stirling is 3rd in the UK and 1st in Scotland for graduate employability, with almost 97% of graduates in employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Plymouth University (1992)

Plymouth University is a global university, one that has 80 partnerships in more than 30 countries, including China, the United States and Sri Lanka. Plymouth was the first post-1992 university to launch its own medical school and also the first university in the world to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark – the only independent accreditation to highlight organisations who place people and planet alongside profit.

Did you know? Over 4,500 Plymouth University students per year benefit from placements and work-based learning.

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