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World Leading Young Universities
The October supplement of Nature Index highlights the world’s leading young universities (aged 50 and under) in the natural sciences in the Nature Index, and explores the research and the strategies behind their success:
“It takes time to build research institutions of quality and substance, but getting the right components together at the outset enhances the chances of success. The most successful among the Nature Index Young universities, defined as being aged 50 years or younger, are making remarkable headway in attracting talent and rising up the ranks through high-quality research outputs and collaborations.”
“Tor Vergata” entered the list of Top 100 world’s leading young universities in 59th place, third among the four Italian universities on the list: International School of Advanced Advanced Studies (Sissa) of Trieste, founded in 1978 and 33. place in the world rankings ; Bicocca di Milano, founded in 1998 and in 34th place; Roma Tre University, founded in 1992 and in 99th place.