Head of the Islamic World Science Citation Database Mohammad-Javad Dehghani said Times Higher Education World University Rankings published the names of young universities in the world in 2020.
He added that it was the 9th list of world young universities published annually since 2012.
According to the official, the list included Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Kashan and Yasuj Universities, Imam Khomeini International University, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan University of Technology, Shiraz University of Technology, Mazandaran University, Bu-Ali Sina University, Universities of Gilan, Kurdestan, Semnan, Azarbaijan, Shahrekord, Shahroud, Zanjan, Shahed, Shahid Bahonar, Yazd and Birjand.
Times Higher Education (THE), formerly The Times Higher Education Supplement, is a London-based weekly magazine, reporting specifically on news and issues related to higher education. It is the UK's leading publication in its field.
In a relevant report in early June, THE World University Rankings 2020 announced that Tabriz University stands among the top universities in Asia.
Some 40 Iranian universities have been mentioned in this ranking five of which stand among 100 top universities in the world.
Babol Noshirvani University of Technology (BUT), Sharif University of Technology and Amir Kabir University of Technology with 48, 75 and 83 rankings stand in first to third positions in Iran respectively.
"Times Higher Education World University Rankings, founded in 2004, provides the definitive list of the world’s best universities," the official website reads.
Data experts evaluate world-class universities with regards to 13 separate performance indicators, covering the full range of a top university’s essential areas of activity: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
In a relevant event in early May, twelve Iranian universities took part at 2020 Round University Ranking (RUR) and Khaje Nasir Toosi University of Technology gained the 5th position for the first time.
RUR is a global university ranking assigned for evaluation of the performance of 1,100 leading universities across the world by 20 indicators across 4 key missions: teaching, research, international diversity, and financial sustainability.
The ranking is published by RUR Rankings Agency based in Moscow, Russia.
According to Khaje Nasir Toosi University of Technology, RUR also measures world universities’ rankings to strengthen universities’ competitiveness.
According to its official website, “RUR Subject Rankings evaluate the performance of 801+ world’s leading higher education institutions by 6 broad subject areas: Humanities, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Social Sciences.”
As per the report, the data required for each of the universities are extracted from Clarivate which is a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation.
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan University of Technology, Tehran University, Iran University of Science and Technology, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology (BUT), Isfahan University, Shahid Beheshti University, Kashan University, Allameh Tabataba'i University and Alzahra University received rankings in 2020 RUR.