Strong performance from Scottish universities


A new publication from Times Higher Education shows that three Scottish universities are among the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years of age.

All three universities were in last year’s rankings but have improved their position. Heriot-Watt University has moved up 11 places to 52, the University of Stirling has moved up five places to 56 and the University of Strathclyde has moved up a place to 78.

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Michael Russell said:

“On the day that we have outlined how our world-leading research sector would continue to flourish in an independent Scotland, I am absolutely delighted to note that three of our newer institutions have improved their global standings. Credit must go to their students, staff and management who I’m sure will be very pleased with this news, which is further evidence of Scotland’s worldwide reputation in Higher Education.”