Find Australia’s top young universities 2018

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
RANK 2018 (WUR) 2017


Institution Name
8   176   193 University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
17   232   218 University of Wollongong
18=   247=   276 Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
18=   247=   252= RMIT University
22   262   306= Curtin University
26   279=   288= University of South Australia (UniSA)
29   293=   355 Deakin University
32   325=   336 Griffith University
43=   367=   340= James Cook University (JCU)

Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds:


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