Dundee named top ‘Golden Age’ university in 2020 rankings

24th June 2020

The University of Dundee has been placed 30th in the world in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Golden Age University Rankings.

The Golden Age category is reserved for institutions established between 1945 and 1967, with over 200 institutions from all over the world included every year. This is the 3rd consecutive year the University of Dundee has been placed in the top 30.

The University has also been placed 9th globally for good health and well-being in the overall impact ranking of 620 universities from 80 countries.

The prestigious table is based on 13 independently audited performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

“Having been placed in the top 30 in the Golden Age university category for the past two years, it is wonderful to be in this position again with such positive results. We are always striving to progress in all aspects of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook,” said Professor David Maguire, Interim Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee.

“The ranking takes its name from what was a Golden Age in global higher education, as university’s expanded quickly and put their resources towards research. Since our University’s establishment in 1967 we have been expanding and creating opportunities for all our graduates to achieve in their chosen fields.

“It is an honour to be included in this list alongside such exemplary universities that are working to advance against more established institutions. This ranking is a testament to the hard work of all our staff and students and the continued effort towards innovation and progression.”

Dundee was named one of the world’s top 250 universities in the THE global rankings that the Golden Age table is based on. The full Golden Age University Rankings table can be seen at https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/best-universities/best-golden-age-universities

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