QS University Rankings: Top 50 Under 50

2013 QS Top 50 Under 50

The QS Top 50 Under 50 ranks the universities that have been established since 1963 according to their position in the 2012 QS World University Rankings®.

Top 50 Under 50

Under 50 Rank2012 World RankInstitution NameCountry/ TerritoryEst. Year
1
33  The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)HK1991
2
47  Nanyang Technological University (NTU)SG1991†
3
58  The University of WarwickGB1964
4
63  KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyKR1971
5
95=City University of Hong KongHK1984
6
97  Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)KR1986
7
107  Maastricht UniversityNL1976
8
155  University of California, Irvine (UCI)US1965
9
159  The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHK1994†
10
163  Lancaster UniversityGB1964
11
176  Universitat Autónoma de BarcelonaES1968
12
178  University of BathGB1966
13
196  University of AntwerpBE1971*†
14
203  University of TsukubaJP1973†
15
206  Universidad Autónoma de MadridES1968
16
214  University of CalgaryCA1966†
17
228  Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)BR1966
18
233  Macquarie UniversityAU1964
19
242  Loughborough UniversityGB1966†
20
246  RMIT UniversityAU1992†
21
251  Universität UlmDE1967
22
258  Curtin UniversityAU1987
23
261  Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)MY1970
24
264  University of WollongongAU1975†
25
266  Universitat Pompeu FabraES1990
26
268  University of NewcastleAU1965
27
271=Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)HK1994†
28
279  Universität KonstanzDE1966
29
281  Queensland University of Technology (QUT)AU1990†
30
282  Simon Fraser UniversityCA1965
31
284  University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)AU1988
32
285  National Yang Ming UniversityTW1975
33
293  University of South Australia (UniSA)AU1991
34
297  Umeå UniversitySE1965
35
302  University of Eastern FinlandFI1972*†
36
304  University of TromsoNO1968
37
311  University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)US1965
38
318  University of Southern DenmarkDK1966*†
39
321  University of EssexGB1964
40
324=Dublin City University (DCU)IE1989†
41
327=Universidad AustralAR1991
42
331  Brunel UniversityGB1966
43
334  King Abdul Aziz University (KAU)SA1967
44
336  Universitá degli Studi di Roma - Tor VergataIT1982
45
340  Linköping UniversitySE1975
46
342  Flinders UniversityAU1966
47
343  Universidad Carlos III de MadridES1989
48
344  Université Paris DauphineFR1968
49
345  Aston UniversityGB1966†
50
346=Universität BremenDE1971

* Formed through the merging of institutions,some parts of the institution may pre-date this foundation year. Mergers where the dominant part in the merger pre-dates the last fifty years, particularly where an original name survives the merger, are not considered.

† An institution of higher education, although typically not one with university status, existed at the site where this university now stands - the university can "trace its roots" back further than fifty years but cannot claim to have been a university prior to that period.