NSU Florida Achieves Highest New Entry in Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020: Golden Age

FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla.Nova Southeastern University (NSU) ranked 51st in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2020: Golden Age. NSU was recognized as the highest new entry for the international rankings which included 308 universities from around the world.

“We are proud of our high standing in this year’s Golden Age rankings,” said Dr. George Hanbury, NSU’s President and CEO. “As we continue to position NSU as a preeminent university, our hard work is being recognized by industry leaders who see the value in the NSU Edge.”

The performance indicators that Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2020: Golden Age used to rank universities are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income, and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer).

As Florida’s largest private research university, NSU has made a splash on the national stage attracting top student talent and bucking the national undergraduate enrollment trend. Enrollment during the last few years has averaged a 21% growth among freshman classes.

In addition, NSU has seen a 400% increase in research revenue for a variety of initiatives during the last five years. More than $107 million in externally provided funding is advancing the university’s mission of research, academic excellence, and public service in the areas of healthcare, biotechnology, life science, pharmaceutical research and more.

The Golden Age Rankings, named to reflect what THE describes as the Golden Age in global higher education, rapid university expansion and increasing investment in research, focuses on universities that were founded after World War II. For the complete list, visit Time Higher Education.


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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): At NSU, students don’t just get an education, they get the competitive edge they need for real careers, real contributions and real life. A dynamic, private research university, NSU is providing high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree levels. Established in 1964, the university includes 15 colleges, the 215,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research, the private JK-12 grade University School, the world-class NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, one of Florida’s largest public libraries. NSU students learn at our campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, and online globally. With nearly 200,000 alumni across the nation and globe, the reach of the NSU community is worldwide.  Classified as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information.




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