September 30, 2014
UT Dallas Ranks 15th Among the World's Young Universities
May 1, 2014
The magazine's full rankings report is available online.
For the second consecutive year, The University of Texas at Dallas is ranked 15th in the world among universities founded less than 50 years ago, according to the just-released “100 Under 50” report from the Times Higher Education.
The Times Higher Education magazine considers 13 performance indicators when comparing schools to form its list, with emphases on research, knowledge transfer, teaching, diversity and international collaboration and innovation. UT Dallas is ranked fourth among schools from the United States, following the University of California, Irvine, the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
“As we continue to expand our programs, infrastructure and research capabilities in service to a growing student body, it is gratifying to receive word that others have noticed our efforts,” said UT Dallas President David E. Daniel.
“Being a young, successful university means being innovative and dynamic, and not limited by legacy practices. As we grow and evolve, we will continue to exhibit the characteristics that make young universities interesting and creative,“ he said.
“Being a young, successful university means being innovative and dynamic, and not limited by legacy practices. As we grow and evolve, we will continue to exhibit the characteristics that make young universities interesting and creative.”
In 2013, student enrollment reached a new high of 21,193, with 38 percent of the entering freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high schools. Upon graduation, 82.6 percent of the 2012-2013 graduates were employed or continuing their education, above the 2011 national average of 74.5 percent.
The University’s infrastructure has expanded with the growing demand from students. Last year, UT Dallas completed the new Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building and a new residence hall.
Since summer 2013, UT Dallas broke ground on a $25 million addition to the Naveen Jindal School of Management, a new bioengineering and sciences building, a second dining hall and the largest residence hall to date, as well as a major face-lift to the north part of the campus mall.
“The academy's traditional, ancient elite should be warned — many of the exciting young universities on this forward-looking list do not see their youth as a disadvantage in the global knowledge economy,” said Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education rankings. “They are free from the burdens of history: free to be more agile, lean, flexible and risk-taking, giving them an advantage in a rapidly changing global marketplace.”