Modern Universities (also described as New Universities) referred to the post-1992 institutions, some of them are the former polytechnics in the UK.

Following are some of the top modern universities as ranked by the relevant university guides:

University of Hertfordshire
- ranked as the Top Modern University in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2010. It is also rated as the Top Modern University for Research in England, according to the Times Higher Education Table of Excellence 2009.

Robert Gordon University
- voted best modern university in the UK and rated in the top 10 for graduate-level jobs (The Times Good University Guide 2009).

The University of Central Lancashire
- named Top Modern University in the Times Good University Guide for 2009.

Kingston University
- London's top ranking new university, according to the Guardian University Guide 2006.

Manchester Metropolitan University
- The education research is placed in the top 10 nationally (RAE 2008).

List of Post-1992 universities (formerly designated as "Polytechnic Universities"):
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Birmingham City University
  • University of Brighton
  • Bournemouth University
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • Coventry University
  • De Montfort University
  • University of East London
  • University of Glamorgan
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Huddersfield
  • Kingston University
  • Leeds Metropolitan University
  • University of Lincoln
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • London Metropolitan University
  • London South Bank University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Middlesex University
  • Napier University
  • Northumbria University
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • University of Plymouth
  • University of Portsmouth
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Staffordshire University
  • University of Sunderland
  • University of Teesside
  • Thames Valley University
  • University of the West of England
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Wolverhampton
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek