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Times 100 Under 50 2015 name Warwick best young university in the UK

The University of Warwick are the highest ranking British university in Times Higher Educations’s Top 100 Under 50 list 2015. Read our full coverage of the results...

University of Warwick, the highest ranked UK university in the THE 100 Under 50 rankings 2015
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Times Higher Education have published their fourth annual 100 Under 50 rankings, celebrating the best universities in the world who are less than half a century old. The University of Warwick came in at 9th as the highest ranked British university, ahead of the likes of Dundee, Brunel and Plymouth.

 

Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne finally topped the rankings, swapping places with South Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech), now in 2nd place, and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 3rd. In all, the top 10 includes universities from 8 countries, while the top 100 includes universities from 28 countries.

 

Meanwhile Australia is the country with the most universities in the top 100 with sixteen overall. Their highest-ranked university is the University of Konstanz at 19th. Phil Batty, rankings editor for Times Higher Education, said: ‘The UK has lost its position as top nation in the 100 Under 50 to Australia, a country with a richer and more diverse university mix. While only four of the UK’s 15 representatives were founded after the 1960s, Australia has institutions established in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s among its 16-strong list. While there is no suggestion that the UK’s great 1960s institutions are likely to lose their world-class status any time soon, it must be cause for concern that the fresh waves of universities created since the 1990s have yet to make any mark in the global rankings.’

 

The rankings aim to look ahead to the future Oxfords and Cambridges which will dominate the World University Rankings in the coming decades, as well as the countries which will serve as the top study destinations for international students.

 

On the rankings themselves, Batty said: ‘The universities in this unique and pioneering ranking are disrupting the old order. They have proved that world-class teaching and research is not just the preserve of an ancient elite.’

 

These rankings are based on the same 13 performance indicators used to decide the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, slightly adapted to better critique these younger universities.

 

Below is the full Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 2015 table:

2015 rank

Founded

Institution

Country / Region

1

1969

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Switzerland

2

1986

Pohang University of Science and Technology

South Korea

3

1971

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

South Korea

4

1991

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong

5

1991

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

6

1976

Maastricht University

Netherlands

7

1965

University of California, Irvine

United States

8

1965

University of California, Santa Cruz

United States

9

1965

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

10

1971

Paris-Sud University

France

11

1971

Pierre and Marie Curie University

France

12

1990

Pompeu Fabra University

Spain

13

1996

Sabancı University

Turkey

14

1984

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

15

1967

Ulm University

Germany

16

1969

University of Texas at Dallas

United States

17

1970

Paris Diderot University – Paris 7

France

18

1965

University of Illinois at Chicago

United States

19

1967

University of Dundee

United Kingdom

19

1966

University of Konstanz

Germany

21

1988

University of Technology, Sydney

Australia

22

1966

University of Calgary

Canada

23

1994

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong

24

1998

University of Milan-Bicocca

Italy

25

1966

Brunel University London

United Kingdom

26

1971

University of Bremen

Germany

27

1965

Simon Fraser University

Canada

28

1984

Bilkent University

Turkey

29

1968

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Spain

30

1965

University of Newcastle

Australia

31

1969

Lappeenranta University of Technology

Finland

31

1975

University of Wollongong

Australia

33

1989

Queensland University of Technology

Australia

34

1977

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Sweden

35

1991

University of South Australia

Australia

36

1970

Montpellier University

France

37

2004

Medical University of Vienna

Austria

37

1992

Plymouth University

United Kingdom

39

1981

University of Macau

Macau

40

1966

Sharif University of Technology

Iran

41

1974

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Taiwan

42

1966

University of Bath

United Kingdom

42

1966

State University of Campinas

Brazil

44

1966

University of Southern Denmark

Denmark

45

1974

Deakin University

Australia

46

1968

Autonomous University of Madrid

Spain

47

1967

University of Stirling

United Kingdom

48

1989

Charles Darwin University

Australia

49

1980

National Sun Yat-Sen University

Taiwan

50

1973

University of Tsukuba

Japan

51

1973

University of Crete

Greece

51

1993

Koç University

Turkey

51

1965

Umeå University

Sweden

54

1965

Ruhr University Bochum

Germany

55

1969

University of Eastern Finland

Finland

56

1989

University of Western Sydney

Australia

57

1974

Aalborg University

Denmark

57

1969

Bielefeld University

Germany

59

2003

University of Duisburg-Essen

Germany

59

1972

George Mason University

United States

59

1975

Linköping University

Sweden

59

1978

University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad

Morocco

63

1977

Isfahan University of Technology

Iran

64

1973

University of Minho

Portugal

65

1971

Claude Bernard University Lyon 1

France

65

1973

Murdoch University

Australia

65

1966

University of Surrey

United Kingdom

65

1992

Swinburne University of Technology

Australia

69

1973

Aveiro University

Portugal

70

1966

Aston University

United Kingdom

71

1992

University of Hertfordshire

United Kingdom

72

1975

University of Bayreuth

Germany

73

1966

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

United States

73

1968

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Norway

75

1989

Dublin City University

Ireland

75

1967

La Trobe University

Australia

77

1966

Flinders University

Australia

77

1966

Heriot-Watt University

United Kingdom

79

1972

Florida International University

United States

80

1991

University of Rovira i Virgili

Spain

81

1987

Curtin University

Australia

82

1971

Griffith University

Australia

83

1966

Loughborough University

United Kingdom

84

1992

University of Rome III

Italy

85

1992

University of Portsmouth

United Kingdom

85

1969

Université du Québec à Montréal

Canada

87

1966

Johannes Kepler University of Linz

Austria

88

1989

University of Vigo

Spain

89

1973

New University of Lisbon

Portugal

90

1991

Edith Cowan University

Australia

90

1965

Tampere University of Technology

Finland

90

1970

University of Ulsan

South Korea

93

1965

University of Kent

United Kingdom

94

1992

Dublin Institute of Technology

Ireland

95

1984

University of Ulster

United Kingdom

96

1974

Concordia University

Canada

97

1966

City University of London

United Kingdom

97

1992

RMIT University

Australia

97

1968

Polytechnic University of Valencia

Spain

100

1975

National Yang-Ming University

Taiwan

 

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