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GCU named in world's top 150 young universities in Times Higher Education rankings

06 April 2017

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has been ranked in the world's top 150 by the Times Higher Education’s 200 under 50 Rankings 2017.

In the listing of the best universities in the world under the age of 50, GCU features with a position of ‘101 – 150’. This is the first time GCU has appeared in these rankings.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies CBE FRSE said:  “I am absolutely delighted that our University has achieved this ranking. The fact that GCU has been included for the first time highlights the great strides that we have taken forward as an institution, particularly in our research and international activity.

“Our commitment to our social mission is about more than league tables, but this ranking underlines that, as the University for the Common Good, we can truly deliver academic excellence, as well as wider social benefit.

“Our staff should take great pride in all of the hard work that they have undertaken to achieve this ranking.”

The Universities of Dundee and Stirling and the West of Scotland are the only other Scottish institutions to feature in the rankings.

The performance indicators are grouped into five areas, spanning teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

The THE under 50 rankings has been published since 2012 when Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea, was ranked first. In that year only 100 universities, including 20 UK universities, were included in the rankings.

The 2017 ranking uses the same performance indicators as the flagship THE World University Rankings.