Mason on ‘100 Under 50’ List

Posted: June 24, 2013 at 5:01 am, Last Updated: June 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm

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Mason is one of the “rising stars” among universities worldwide, according to the Times Higher Education. Creative Services photo

For the second year, the London-based Times Higher Education magazine has issued its “100 Under 50” list of top universities around the world that are under 50 years old. George Mason University appears for the second time on this list, coming it at 59 this year. Only eight U.S. universities are on the list, and George Mason is the only Virginia university.

According to the Times Higher Education, the list showcases “the rising stars which show great potential.” The list uses the the same methodology the Times employs to create its World University Rankings, “re-calibrated” to give less weight to subjective academic reputation.

Criteria used include research, citations and teaching, each given a 30 percent weighting; international outlook (people and research) weighted at 7.5 percent; and industry income or innovation, 2.5 percent.

See the website for more information.

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