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World's Top 100 Universities (Under 50)

Given below is the latest ranking for year 2014 of the top 100 universities that are under 50 years old, according to Times Higher Education. The list indicates which universities may rise to the top in future. The top universities of the world such as California Institute of Technology and Stanford University (both established in 1891) are more than 120 years old. Here we take a look at the younger universities, all less than 50 years old, that hold a promising future.

The ranking provides a fresh perspective by examining the new breed of global universities - those that have managed to join the world's best in a matter of decades rather than centuries, and which have the potential to become future global leaders.

The list also shows us which nations may challenge the U.S. and the U.K. as future higher education powerhouses, with much of Asia well poised to compete. This year, India joined the 100 Under 50 for the first time with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati making its debut in the list at the 87th rank.

The WUR Score indicates the ranking of these universities in the World University Rankings 2013 - 2014.

2014 rank

2013 rank

2013-14 WUR

Founded

Institution

Country

1

1

60

1986

Pohang University of Science and Technology

South Korea

2

2

37

1968

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Switzerland

3

3

56

1971

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

South Korea

4

4

57

1991

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong

5

8

76

1991

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

6

6

=98

1976

Maastricht University

Netherlands

7

5

93

1965

University of California, Irvine

US

8

10

=114

1971

Université Paris-Sud

France

9

9

96

1971

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

France

10

14

137

1964

Lancaster University

UK

11

11

136

1965

University of California, Santa Cruz

US

12

13

141

1965

University of Warwick

UK

=13

19

=191

1965

University of Illinois at Chicago

US

=13

25

=164

1990

Pompeu Fabra University

Spain

15

15

=188

1969

University of Texas at Dallas

US

16

-

201-225

1967

Universität Ulm

Germany

=17

18

201-225

1984

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

=17

17

=178

1970

Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7

France

19

=23

201-225

1966

University of Calgary

Canada

20

=20

226-250

1966

Universität Konstanz

Germany

21

=23

226-250

1998

University of Milan-Bicocca

Italy

22

=29

251-275

1964

University of Essex

UK

23

22

226-250

1968

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Spain

=24

=26

226-250

1965

Simon Fraser University

Canada

=24

33

251-275

1977

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Sweden

26

32

251-275

1970

Université Montpellier 2

France

27

47

251-275

1966

Sharif University of Technology

Iran

28

=40

251-275

1965

University of Newcastle

Australia

29

44

251-275

1966

Brunel University

UK

30

=34

251-275

1994

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong

=31

39

226-250

1984

Bilkent University

Turkey

=31

26

276-300

1989

Queensland University of Technology

Australia

33

43

276-300

1975

University of Wollongong

Australia

=34

=34

276-300

1966

University of Bath

UK

=34

36

276-300

1964

Macquarie University

Australia

36

=49

251-275

2004

Medical University of Vienna

Austria

=37

38

276-300

1966

University of Southern Denmark

Denmark

=37

28

301-350

1966

State University of Campinas

Brazil

39

=29

301-350

1965

Umeå University

Sweden

40

37

301-350

1980

National Sun Yat-Sen University

Taiwan

41

31

276-300

1993

Koç University

Turkey

=42

=53

276-300

1992

Plymouth University

UK

=42

45

351-400

1974

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Taiwan

=44

=49

301-350

1973

University of Tsukuba

Japan

=44

46

301-350

1964

University of Waikato

New Zealand

46

51

301-350

1975

Linköping University

Sweden

47

83

301-350

1988

University of Technology, Sydney

Australia

48

=53

301-350

1973

University of Crete

Greece

=49

=40

301-350

1975

Universität Bayreuth

Germany

=49

48

301-350

1991

University of South Australia

Australia

51

=40

301-350

1969

Universität Bielefeld

Germany

52

63

301-350

1966

Heriot-Watt University

UK

53

=61

301-350

1969

University of Eastern Finland

Finland

54

=57

301-350

1971

Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

France

55

=71

301-350

1974

Aalborg University

Denmark

56

=61

351-400

1967

University of Stirling

UK

57

59

351-400

1972

George Mason University

US

58

52

301-350

1968

Autonomous University of Madrid

Spain

59

=66

301-350

1974

Deakin University

Australia

=60

75

301-350

1992

University of Hertfordshire

UK

=60

=57

301-350

1973

Murdoch University

Australia

=60

-

351-400

1965

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Germany

63

=71

351-400

1966

University of Surrey

UK

64

56

351-400

1968

University of Tromsø

Norway

65

60

351-400

1966

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

US

66

-

351-400

1991

University of Rovira i Virgili

Spain

=67

69

351-400

2003

Universität Duisburg-Essen

Germany

=67

74

351-400

1997

National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Republic of Ireland

69

=77

351-400

1989

Charles Darwin University

Australia

70

64

351-400

1966

Johannes Kepler Universität Linz

Austria

=71

68

351-400

1967

King Abdulaziz University

Saudi Arabia

=71

65

351-400

1966

Loughborough University

UK

=73

=84

-

1965

Florida International University

US

=73

55

351-400

1964

University of Guelph

Canada

75

76

351-400

1973

University of Minho

Portugal

76

=77

351-400

1989

University of Vigo

Spain

77

80

351-400

1968

Polytechnic University of Valencia

Spain

78

79

-

1964

University of Strathclyde

UK

79

=66

-

1973

Aveiro University

Portugal

80

97

-

1965

University of Kent

UK

81

96

-

1966

Aston University

UK

=82

87

-

1987

Curtin University of Technology

Australia

=82

=71

-

1966

Flinders University

Australia

=84

86

-

1971

Griffith University

Australia

=84

-

-

1969

Université du Québec à Montréal

Canada

86

82

-

1968

Université Paris Dauphine

France

=87

-

-

1994

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

India

=87

92

-

1973

New University of Lisbon

Portugal

=87

-

-

1989

University of Western Sydney

Australia

90

81

-

1964

Massey University

New Zealand

91

70

-

1969

University of Texas at San Antonio

US

=92

=84

-

1989

Dublin City University

Republic of Ireland

=92

-

-

1977

Isfahan University of Technology

Iran

94

-

-

1992

Dublin Institute of Technology

Republic of Ireland

95

=99

-

1971

Polytechnic University of Catalonia

Spain

=96

-

-

1974

Concordia University

Canada

=96

98

-

1975

National Yang-Ming University

Taiwan

98

93

-

1965

Tampere University of Technology

Finland

99

-

-

2001

Asia University, Taiwan

Taiwan

=100

=88

-

1967

La Trobe University

Australia

=100

-

-

1992

University of Rome III

Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

"THE 100 Under 50 universities 2014," Times Higher Education, http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/

2014 rank

2013 rank

2013-14 WUR

Founded

Institution

Country

1

1

60

1986

Pohang University of Science and Technology

South Korea

2

2

37

1968

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Switzerland

3

3

56

1971

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

South Korea

4

4

57

1991

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong

5

8

76

1991

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

6

6

=98

1976

Maastricht University

Netherlands

7

5

93

1965

University of California, Irvine

US

8

10

=114

1971

Université Paris-Sud

France

9

9

96

1971

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

France

10

14

137

1964

Lancaster University

UK

11

11

136

1965

University of California, Santa Cruz

US

12

13

141

1965

University of Warwick

UK

=13

19

=191

1965

University of Illinois at Chicago

US

=13

25

=164

1990

Pompeu Fabra University

Spain

15

15

=188

1969

University of Texas at Dallas

US

16

-

201-225

1967

Universität Ulm

Germany

=17

18

201-225

1984

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

=17

17

=178

1970

Université Paris Diderot Paris 7

France

19

=23

201-225

1966

University of Calgary

Canada

20

=20

226-250

1966

Universität Konstanz

Germany

21

=23

226-250

1998

University of Milan-Bicocca

Italy

22

=29

251-275

1964

University of Essex

UK

23

22

226-250

1968

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Spain

=24

=26

226-250

1965

Simon Fraser University

Canada

=24

33

251-275

1977

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Sweden

26

32

251-275

1970

Université Montpellier 2

France

27

47

251-275

1966

Sharif University of Technology

Iran

28

=40

251-275

1965

University of Newcastle

Australia

29

44

251-275

1966

Brunel University

UK

30

=34

251-275

1994

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong

=31

39

226-250

1984

Bilkent University

Turkey

=31

26

276-300

1989

Queensland University of Technology

Australia

33

43

276-300

1975

University of Wollongong

Australia

=34

=34

276-300

1966

University of Bath

UK

=34

36

276-300

1964

Macquarie University

Australia

36

=49

251-275

2004

Medical University of Vienna

Austria

=37

38

276-300

1966

University of Southern Denmark

Denmark

=37

28

301-350

1966

State University of Campinas

Brazil

39

=29

301-350

1965

Umeå University

Sweden

40

37

301-350

1980

National Sun Yat-Sen University

Taiwan

41

31

276-300

1993

Koç University

Turkey

=42

=53

276-300

1992

Plymouth University

UK

=42

45

351-400

1974

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Taiwan

=44

=49

301-350

1973

University of Tsukuba

Japan

=44

46

301-350

1964

University of Waikato

New Zealand

46

51

301-350

1975

Linköping University

Sweden

47

83

301-350

1988

University of Technology, Sydney

Australia

48

=53

301-350

1973

University of Crete

Greece

=49

=40

301-350

1975

Universität Bayreuth

Germany

=49

48

301-350

1991

University of South Australia

Australia

51

=40

301-350

1969

Universität Bielefeld

Germany

52

63

301-350

1966

Heriot-Watt University

UK

53

=61

301-350

1969

University of Eastern Finland

Finland

54

=57

301-350

1971

Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

France

55

=71

301-350

1974

Aalborg University

Denmark

56

=61

351-400

1967

University of Stirling

UK

57

59

351-400

1972

George Mason University

US

58

52

301-350

1968

Autonomous University of Madrid

Spain

59

=66

301-350

1974

Deakin University

Australia

=60

75

301-350

1992

University of Hertfordshire

UK

=60

=57

301-350

1973

Murdoch University

Australia

=60

-

351-400

1965

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Germany

63

=71

351-400

1966

University of Surrey

UK

64

56

351-400

1968

University of Tromsø

Norway

65

60

351-400

1966

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

US

66

-

351-400

1991

University of Rovira i Virgili

Spain

=67

69

351-400

2003

Universität Duisburg-Essen

Germany

=67

74

351-400

1997

National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Republic of Ireland

69

=77

351-400

1989

Charles Darwin University

Australia

70

64

351-400

1966

Johannes Kepler Universität Linz

Austria

=71

68

351-400

1967

King Abdulaziz University

Saudi Arabia

=71

65

351-400

1966

Loughborough University

UK

=73

=84

-

1965

Florida International University

US

=73

55

351-400

1964

University of Guelph

Canada

75

76

351-400

1973

University of Minho

Portugal

76

=77

351-400

1989

University of Vigo

Spain

77

80

351-400

1968

Polytechnic University of Valencia

Spain

78

79

-

1964

University of Strathclyde

UK

79

=66

-

1973

Aveiro University

Portugal

80

97

-

1965

University of Kent

UK

81

96

-

1966

Aston University

UK

=82

87

-

1987

Curtin University of Technology

Australia

=82

=71

-

1966

Flinders University

Australia

=84

86

-

1971

Griffith University

Australia

=84

-

-

1969

Université du Québec à Montréal

Canada

86

82

-

1968

Université Paris Dauphine

France

=87

-

-

1994

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

India

=87

92

-

1973

New University of Lisbon

Portugal

=87

-

-

1989

University of Western Sydney

Australia

90

81

-

1964

Massey University

New Zealand

91

70

-

1969

University of Texas at San Antonio

US

=92

=84

-

1989

Dublin City University

Republic of Ireland

=92

-

-

1977

Isfahan University of Technology

Iran

94

-

-

1992

Dublin Institute of Technology

Republic of Ireland

95

=99

-

1971

Polytechnic University of Catalonia

Spain

=96

-

-

1974

Concordia University

Canada

=96

98

-

1975

National Yang-Ming University

Taiwan

98

93

-

1965

Tampere University of Technology

Finland

99

-

-

2001

Asia University, Taiwan

Taiwan

=100

=88

-

1967

La Trobe University

Australia

=100

-

-

1992

University of Rome III

Italy



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