TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION, YOUNG UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2022: SCUOLA SANT'ANNA FIRST IN ITALY, SEVENTH IN EUROPE AND FOURTEENTH IN THE WORLD IN THE RANKING OF YOUNG UNIVERSITIES, FOUNDED LESS THAN 50 YEARS AGO, WITH HIGH GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL
The Sant'Anna School is confirmed as one of the best young universities in the world. The ranking released by THE - Times Higher Education, the Young University Rankings 2022, to evaluate the performance of universities founded less than 50 years ago, assigns it the first position in Italy, the seventh in Europe and the fourteenth globally. Compared to the previous ranking, there has been a significant increase in the number of young universities evaluated globally by THE - Times Higher Education analysts: in 2021 there were 475, in 2022 there were 790. Young universities, emphasizes THE - Times Higher Education in presenting these results, are characterized by high potential for growth and development and, therefore, knowing their positioning appears of particular interest.
At the global level, the podium is divided between Europe and Asia, with the leap to first place by PSL Paris Sciences et Lettres (among other things, a partner of Sant'Anna School and Scuola Normale Superiore for the EELISA Network of European universities), second place by Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and third place by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. In general, Asian universities confirm their excellent position at world level. For Italy, 17 university institutions are present in the ranking.
To compile the ranking of young universities, THE - Times Higher Education used the same parameters as the general ranking, which includes the best universities without reference to the year of foundation or size. Parameters such as education, research (through the number and relevance of publications and the relative number of citations), technology transfer, international openness, and reputation, on which academics around the world have commented, were weighted to reflect the “special characteristics of younger university institutions”.
The Sant'Anna School (which has just turned 35: the founding law bears the date of February 14, 1987) excels in the “Industrial Income” parameter, which includes technology transfer and third mission activities for which it ranks second in the world, after the Korean Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology. The research evaluation, referring to the number of citations per faculty member, is also excellent.
“The competition continues to get tougher at the global level and I would say also at the European level - commented the Rector Sabina Nuti - demonstrating how complex it is to maintain top positions over time. The changes in the world ranking, in 2021 the Sant'Anna School was seventh in the world, are justified by the doubling of the number of universities that have entered the ranking and the consequent increase in competitiveness that requires our continuous improvement. Being among the top 20 young universities in the world, among the top 10 in Europe and confirming the first position in Italy are results obtained thanks to the commitment of all components of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, thanks to the collaboration with the entire Italian university system and with the companies and the public institutions”.
The complete ranking is available HERE.