SRUC named top young university in Scotland for a second year by Times Higher Education

SRUC's Barony Campus in Dumfries & Galloway

SRUC has been ranked the top young university in Scotland for a second consecutive year in the Times Higher Education World Young University Rankings.

SRUC has once again proven itself as a leading academic institution also maintaining a top 10 position in the United Kingdom, and is now proudly positioned among the top 150 young universities worldwide.

Out of a total of 963 entries from around the globe, SRUC's achievement is particularly notable. This recognition testifies to the college's consistent dedication to superior teaching, innovative research, and meaningful knowledge transfer.

SRUC has performed particularly well in specific areas, earning the top position in the UK in terms of industry income, and securing a top three ranking for citation index and teaching. These outstanding achievements reflect SRUC's commitment to industry engagement, world-class research, and high-quality teaching.

On some of the metrics included SRUC excelled with a top UK score for income from industry and a top three position in terms of citations of our research and teaching.

Moreover, SRUC was named the top university in Scotland and is in the top 10 in the UK in the Young University Rankings. This remarkable accomplishment comes just a few years after SRUC joined the list of top 500 higher education institutions in the world for the first time in 2020​​.

The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings spotlight the best universities across the globe that are 50 years old or younger. Regarded as the most balanced and comprehensive global ranking, the ranking uses performance metrics covering the full range of core activities for research-intensive universities: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook​.

"Maintaining our high rankings and receiving recognition in key metrics is a testament to SRUC's dedication to excellence and our commitment to contributing to Scotland's natural economy," said Professor Jamie Newbold, Provost and Deputy Principal at SRUC. "We take pride in not just our position in the rankings, but also in the specific areas where we excel, showcasing the breadth and depth of our work."

Posted by SRUC on 03/07/2023

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