Posted by: bluesyemre | June 24, 2013

The World’s Best New Universities 2013

The World's Best New Universities 2013

  • For the last nine years, Times Higher Education, a London magazine that tracks the higher ed market, has put out a list of what it deems to be the world’s top universities. Then last year THE decided to issue a new list, of 100 universities that are just 50 years old or younger. According to Phil Baty,THE’s rankings editor, the magazine wanted to demonstrate that the U.S. and the U.K., which dominate most higher ed lists, are facing an impressive crop of up-and-comers. “This ranking is trying to identify emerging talent and future stars,” says Baty. “It’s meant to be a glimpse of the future.” Of these top new universities, only eight are in the U.S. The U.K. has a stronger showing, with 20 schools, but Baty says the greatest growth is coming from Asia. “We’ve seen incredible progress in South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and to a certain extent Taiwan, where they’ve managed to build universities that are already doing really well in the global rankings,” he notes. The Middle East is also making a strong showing, with two Saudi Arabian schools, an Iranian university and two Turkish universities making the list.

1. Pohang University of Science and Technology

2. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

3. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

4. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

5. University of California, Irvine

6. Maastricht University

7. University of York

8. Nanyang Technological University

9. Université Pierre et Marie Curie

10. Université Paris-Sud



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