London: Australia is the world’s leading provider of leading universities under the age of 50, it has emerged. The 2018 edition of the QS Top 50 Under 50 Ranking, designed to highlight universities with the potential to challenge the global elite in future years, includes nine Australian providers among the 50-institution cohort – more than any other nation.
University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is the national leader, ranking 8th worldwide. Nanyang Technological University of Singapore retains its number-one position. This follows its rise to 11th in the recently-released QS World University Rankings, the highest position achieved by any Asian institution.
UTS’s rise follows its progressive performance in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, which saw it rise to 176th globally. It joins a cohort of STEM-specialist universities in the top 10, including Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2nd) and KAIST- Korea Institute of Science and Technology (3rd).
Australia is the most-represented nation, with 9 of the world’s top 50 young universities. Spain follows with six. It also is the highest-ranking of Australia’s five Australian Technology Network (ATN) universities, all of whom both place and improve their overall position.
|QS Top 50 Under 50: Australian Universities|
|8||176||193||University of Technology Sydney (UTS)|
|17||232||218||University of Wollongong|
|18=||247=||276||Queensland University of Technology (QUT)|
|26||279=||288=||University of South Australia (UniSA)|
|43=||367=||340=||James Cook University (JCU)|
Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds: http://www.TopUniversities.com/.