Top Universities under 50 years old

Pohang University of Science and Technology was ranked 1st in the world according to the Times Higher Education (THE) 100 Under 50 ranking, which considers universities less than 50 years old and is based on performance indicators including research, citations, teaching, international outlook and industry income. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne was in 2nd place and ahead of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (3rd place).

The University of California, Santa Cruz was ranked 2nd in the U.S. and 11th overall among the top universities in the world under 50 years old, according to an annual analysis by Times Higher Education (THE) in 2014.

 The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) was rated 3rd among U.S. universities and 13th globally in the THE ranking of the top 100 universities in the world that were founded less than 50 years ago. Two California institutions were placed ahead of UIC on the list: University of California, Irvine, at No. 7 and University of California, Santa Cruz, No. 11.

Bilkent University was ranked 31st in the 2014 Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 list of the world's best young universities. It has moved up from its 39th-place ranking in 2013, and is the highest-ranked university in Turkey on the list.

The University of South Australia is Australia's youngest university to be ranked in the top 50 of world universities under 50 years old. The University was rated at 49th, reflecting the progressive and enterprising nature of its institutional direction.

The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) has leapt 36 places in the ranking of the world's young universities by the Times Higher Education publication, rated 47th in the world and 5th among the 14 Australian universities in the top 100. In the 2013 ranking UTS was placed 10th among young Australian universities and 83rd in the world.