QS Top 50 Under 50® 2016-2017: University Rankings Overview

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The QS Top 50 Under 50® 2016-2017 is a celebration of the very best young universities in the world. Every institution on the list is under 50 years old but, despite their relatively recent foundations, they have already made a big impact on the world of higher education.

Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang Technological University

The ranking is created using data from the newly released QS World University Rankings® 2016/17 and, as such, there are some interesting trends emerging this year.

Here are the top 10 institutions:

  1. Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  2. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
  3. KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  4. City University of Hong Kong
  5. Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
  6. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  7. Maastricht University
  8. University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
  9. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  10. University of Antwerp

 It’s a real winning year for Asia in these university rankings! Not only have institutions in this region performed well in the QS World University Rankings® 2016/17, but they hold all of the top six positions in the QS Top 50 Under 50® 2016-2017 too!


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