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QS Top 50 Under 50 2020

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Nanyang Technological University continues to be the top young university in the world according to the QS Top 50 Under 50, a table exclusively for the world's younger academic institutions.

First published in 2012, the QS Top 50 Under 50 ranks the best universities in the world which are under 50 years old, allowing some of the world’s top young universities to shine. Since 2015, it has tripled its range to include the Next 100 Under 50.

Unlike other university rankings, the Top 50 Under 50 and the Next 100 Under 50 see a vast amount of change each year, as universities drop out of the list after they pass the 50-year marker. So, if you can’t find an institution in this year’s list, it might be because it’s now older than 50 years.

QS Top 50 Under 50 2020  

2020 WUR Rank 2020 Institution Location Score
  11= Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore 91.8
  32   The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Hong Kong SAR 80.6
  41   KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology South Korea 77.9
  52   City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR 73.6
  53   Université PSL (Paris Sciences & Lettres) France 73.4
  77   Sorbonne University France 64.9
  87   Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) South Korea 62.6
  91   The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong SAR 61.9
  134   Aalto University Finland 52.4
10    139   CentraleSupélec France 51.4
11    140= University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Australia 51.2
12    159   Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Malaysia 48.4
13    160= Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Malaysia 48.3
14    167= Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) Belgium 47.7
15    177= Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa Italy 46.6
16    212= University of Wollongong Australia 42.7
17    217= Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Malaysia 41.4
18    223   University of Antwerp Belgium 40.9
19    224   Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Australia 40.7
20    224= TELECOM ParisTech France 40.7
21    230   Curtin University Australia 39.9
22    238   RMIT University Australia 39.2
23    239= Maastricht University Netherlands 39
24    251= National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Taiwan 37.6
25    253= University of Paris France 37.5
26    261   Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Hong Kong SAR 36.9
27    268= Khalifa University United Arab Emirates 36.5
28    270   University of Tsukuba Japan 36.3
29    271= Deakin University Australia 36.1
30    274= University of South Australia (UniSA) Australia 35.9
31    276   Qatar University Qatar 35.8
32    285= Universitat Pompeu Fabra Spain 35
33    287= National Yang Ming University Taiwan 34.9
34    298= Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Spain 34.6
35    298= Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Brunei 34.6
36    300   Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Spain 34.5
37    320= Griffith University Australia 33.2
=38    322= Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) South Korea 33.1
=38    322= National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) Russia 33.1
=40    324= Aalborg University Denmark 33
=40 324= Linköping University Sweden 33
41    329= United Arab Emirates University United Arab Emirates 32.4
42    335   IE University Spain 32.1
43    338= University of Lisbon Portugal 31.9
44    351= Université Grenoble-Alpes (UGA) France 31
45    371   American University of Sharjah United Arab Emirates 29.6
46    375   Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) Pakistan 29.2
47    376   Oxford Brookes University United Kingdom 29.1
48    377= James Cook University (JCU) Australia 29
=49    379= Sultan Qaboos University Oman 28.9
=49    379= Université de Strasbourg France 28.9
51-60   379= Universiti Teknologi Brunei Brunei 28.9-27.5
51-60   383= Swinburne University of Technology Australia 28.9-27.5
51-60   383= Universidad de Palermo Argentina 28.9-27.5
51-60   387= University of Macau Macau SAR 28.9-27.5
51-60   395= Tampere University Finland 28.9-27.5
51-60   400= National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad Pakistan 28.9-27.5
51-60   400= Universidad Austral Argentina 28.9-27.5
51-60   410= National Sun Yat-sen University Taiwan 28.9-27.5
51-60   412= Shanghai University China (Mainland) 28.9-27.5
51-60   418   L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University Kazakhstan 28.9-27.5
61-70   421= Universidade Nova de Lisboa Portugal 27.3-25.1
61-70   429= Dublin City University (DCU) Ireland 27.3-25.1
61-70   435   Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Spain 27.3-25.1
61-70   442= Auckland University of Technology New Zealand 27.3-25.1
61-70   442= Bond University Australia 27.3-25.1
61-70   442= UCSI University Malaysia 27.3-25.1
61-70   451= Koç University Turkey 27.3-25.1
61-70   458= Université de Bordeaux France 27.3-25.1
61-70   462= Concordia University Canada 27.3-25.1
61-70   468= Western Sydney University Australia 27.3-25.1
71-80   477   Singapore Management University Singapore 24.9-24.2
71-80   482= Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" Brazil 24.9-24.2
71-80   482= Universiti Teknologi Petronas (Petronas) Malaysia 24.9-24.2
71-80   484= Chang Gung University Taiwan 24.9-24.2
71-80   484= University of Canberra Australia 24.9-24.2
71-80   491= Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) India 24.9-24.2
71-80   491= Universidad de Montevideo Uruguay 24.9-24.2
71-80   491= Université Aix-Marseille France 24.9-24.2
71-80   498= Université de Montpellier France 24.9-24.2
71-80   498= University of Eastern Finland Finland 24.9-24.2
81-90 501-510 Bilkent University Turkey 24-22.4
81-90 501-510 King Khalid University Saudi Arabia 24-22.4
81-90 501-510 Universidad de Alcalá Spain 24-22.4
81-90 501-510 University of Johannesburg South Africa 24-22.4
81-90 511-520 Taylor's University Malaysia 24-22.4
81-90 511-520 Universitá degli Studi di Roma - Tor Vergata Italy 24-22.4
81-90 511-520 University of Ulsan South Korea 24-22.4
81-90 521-530 Sabanci University Turkey 24-22.4
81-90 521-530 Universität Bremen Germany 24-22.4
81-90 521-530 University of Limerick (UL) Ireland 24-22.4
91-100 531-540 Coventry University United Kingdom 22.3-20.3
91-100 541-550 Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU) (formerly University of Dammam) Saudi Arabia 22.3-20.3
91-100 541-550 Management and Science University Malaysia 22.3-20.3
91-100 541-550 Universität Bayreuth Germany 22.3-20.3
91-100 551-560 Hallym University South Korea 22.3-20.3
91-100 551-560 University of Aveiro Portugal 22.3-20.3
91-100 571-580 Murdoch University Australia 22.3-20.3
91-100 581-590 University of Balamand Lebanon 22.3-20.3
91-100 591-600 Kingston University, London United Kingdom 22.3-20.3
91-100 591-600 Universitat Ramon Llull Spain 22.3-20.3
101-150 591-600 Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Malaysia 20.5-14.2
101-150 591-600 University of Milano-Bicocca Italy 20.5-14.2
101-150 591-600 University of Mons Belgium 20.5-14.2
101-150 591-600 University of Côte d'Azur France 20.5-14.2
101-150 601-650 Ajou University South Korea 20.5-14.2
101-150 601-650 American University in Dubai United Arab Emirates 20.5-14.2
101-150 601-650 Central Queensland University Australia 20.5-14.2
101-150 601-650 Ulster University United Kingdom 20.5-14.2
101-150 601-650 Universidad de San Andrés Argentina 20.5-14.2
101-150 601-650 Universidad Torcuato Di Tella Argentina 20.5-14.2
101-150 601-650 Universität Duisburg-Essen Germany 20.5-14.2
101-150 601-650 University of Hyderabad India 20.5-14.2
101-150 601-650 University of Klagenfurt Austria 20.5-14.2
101-150 601-650 University of Portsmouth United Kingdom 20.5-14.2
101-150 601-650 Victoria University Australia 20.5-14.2
101-150 651-700 Charles Darwin University Australia 20.5-14.2
101-150 651-700 Edith Cowan University (ECU) Australia 20.5-14.2
101-150 651-700 International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Malaysia 20.5-14.2
101-150 651-700 Jordan University of Science and Technology Jordan 20.5-14.2
101-150 651-700 University of Sharjah United Arab Emirates 20.5-14.2
101-150 651-700 Zayed University United Arab Emirates 20.5-14.2
101-150 701-750 Abu Dhabi University United Arab Emirates 20.5-14.2
101-150 701-750 Bournemouth University United Kingdom 20.5-14.2
101-150 701-750 Central South University China (Mainland) 20.5-14.2
101-150 701-750 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Pakistan 20.5-14.2
101-150 701-750 London South Bank University United Kingdom 20.5-14.2
101-150 701-750 Maynooth University Ireland 20.5-14.2
101-150 701-750 Nottingham Trent University United Kingdom 20.5-14.2
101-150 701-750 Rovira i Virgili University Spain 20.5-14.2
101-150 701-750 Shenzhen University China (Mainland) 20.5-14.2
101-150 701-750 Sumy State University Ukraine 20.5-14.2
101-150 701-750 Universidad de Alicante Spain 20.5-14.2
101-150 701-750 Universidad ICESI Colombia 20.5-14.2
101-150 701-750 Université de Lille France 20.5-14.2
101-150 701-750 University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) Malaysia 20.5-14.2
101-150 701-750 University of Greenwich United Kingdom 20.5-14.2
101-150 701-750 University of Huddersfield United Kingdom 20.5-14.2
101-150 701-750 Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) Vietnam 20.5-14.2
101-150 751-800 Ajman University United Arab Emirates 20.5-14.2
101-150 751-800 Anna University India 20.5-14.2
101-150 751-800 Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Ireland 20.5-14.2
101-150 751-800 Kazakh-British Technical University Kazakhstan 20.5-14.2
101-150 751-800 London Metropolitan University United Kingdom 20.5-14.2
101-150 751-800 Manchester Metropolitan University United Kingdom 20.5-14.2
101-150 751-800 O. P. Jindal Global University India 20.5-14.2
101-150 751-800 Southern Cross University Australia 20.5-14.2
101-150 751-800 Sunway University Malaysia 20.5-14.2
101-150 751-800 Universidad de La Sabana Colombia 20.5-14.2
101-150 751-800 Universidad de San Francisco de Quito Ecuador 20.5-14.2
101-150 751-800 Université de Lorraine France 20.5-14.2
101-150 751-800 Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) Malaysia 20.5-14.2
101-150 751-800 University of Brescia Italy 20.5-14.2
101-150 751-800 University of Crete Greece 20.5-14.2

 

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Written by Craig OCallaghan
As editor of TopUniversities.com, Craig oversees the site's editorial content and network of student contributors. He also plays a key editorial role in the publication of several guides and reports, including the QS Top Grad School Guide.

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