Lancaster University is the highest placed UK university in the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 ranking of the world’s best young universities.
Ranked 10th, a climb of four places, Lancaster is the highest ranked of only 14 UK universities to be listed.
Lancaster University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark E. Smith welcomed the success.
He said: “This is a great result for us as we celebrate Lancaster’s 50th anniversary.
“Lancaster is a dynamic, young and forward looking university which has seen incredible success in just 50 years. Lancaster has confirmed its place among the world’s elite institutions with its consistent high placing in all major league tables.”
Other UK universities in the table include Warwick (12th), the University of Essex (22nd), Brunel University (29th) and the University of Bath (joint 34th).