EPFL leads the world ranking of “universities under 50 years old”

Photo: Loic Gardiol

Photo: Loic Gardiol

EuroTech Universities partner, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is at the forefront of young universities according to the 2015 academic ranking set by the Times Higher Education magazine (THE).

Since 2012, “THE World University Ranking” has published the ranking of the “100 best universities under 50 to reflect the characteristics of young universities and reduce the impact of subjective criteria linked to academic reputation.” EPFL, which was founded in 1969, has ranked second since the first edition of the “100 best universities under 50.”

The 13 performance indicators considered for this ranking are the same as those assessed for “THE World University Ranking”, but their weighting is slightly re-calibrated. They are divided into: Research – volume, income and reputation (30%); Citations – research influence (30%); Teaching (30%); International outlook (7.5%); and Innovation – industry income (2.5%).

EPFL has taken a number fo measures in recent years to support this success, including the recruitment of Tenure Track professors, the encouragement of entrepreneurship and various educational reforms.

As leading Universities of Science & Technology, alongside their excellent research and strong educational offer the EuroTech Universities each engage actively in innovative approaches for recruiting top research talent, the nurturing of entrepreneurship and developing successful collaboration with industry.