The Top Young Universities In The World, According to QS Rankings

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Universities from Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea took the top five positions in this year’s QS Top 50 under 50 rankings.

The league table ranks universities which have been established within the past 50 years. Australia also triumphs with eight institutions featured, the most out of the 27 countries represented, followed by Spain with five.

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  • 1
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
    HKUST/Facebook
    Where? Hong Kong Established: 1991 QS World University Rankings 2013/14: 34
  • 2
    Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
    NTU/Facebook
    Where? Singapore Established: 1991 QS World University Rankings 2013/14: 41=
  • 3
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
    KAIST/Facebook
    Where? South Korea Established: 1971 QS World University Rankings 2013/14: 60
  • 4
    City University of Hong Kong
    City University of Hong Kong
    Where? Hong Kong Established: 1984 QS World University Rankings 2013/14: 104=
  • 5
    Pohang University of Science and Technology: POSTECH
    POSTECH/Facebook
    Where? South Korea Established: 1986 QS World University Rankings 2013/14: 106=
  • 6
    Maastricht University
    Maastricht University/Facebook
    Where? Netherlands Established: 1976 QS World University Rankings 2013/14: 122
  • 7
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California, Irvine
    Where? US Established: 1965 QS World University Rankings 2013/14: 149
  • 8
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University/Facebook
    Where? Hong Kong Established: 1994 QS World University Rankings 2013/14: 161
  • 9
    Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
    Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
    Where? Spain Established: 1968 QS World University Rankings 2013/14: 177
  • 10
    University of Antwerp
    University of Antwerp
    Where? Belgium Established: 1971 QS World University Rankings 2013/14: 185

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