The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 is a ranking of the top 100 universities under 50 years old. It provides a glimpse into the future, showcasing not those institutions with centuries of history, but the rising stars which show great potential. The table employs the same 13 separate indicators as the World University Rankings, but the methodology has been carefully re-calibrated to reflect the special characteristics of younger universities, giving less weight to subjective indicators of academic reputation.

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THE 100 Under 50 universities 2013

Rank Institution Location Overall score
1 Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) Republic of Korea
75.0
2 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
71.9
3 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Republic of Korea
67.4
4 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
65.7
5 University of California, Irvine United States
61.9
6 Maastricht University Netherlands
61.7
7 University of York United Kingdom
61.6
8 Nanyang Technological University Singapore
61.4
9 Université Pierre et Marie Curie France
60.8
10 Université Paris-Sud France
59.7
11 University of California, Santa Cruz United States
57.6
12 Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
57.2
13 University of Warwick United Kingdom
57.0
14 Lancaster University United Kingdom
56.3
15 The University of Texas at Dallas United States
55.0
16 University of East Anglia United Kingdom
52.8
17 Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 France
52.0
18 City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
51.9
19 University of Illinois at Chicago United States
51.7
20 University of Victoria Canada
51.6
20 Universität Konstanz Germany
51.6
22 Autonomous University of Barcelona Spain
46.9
23 University of Milan-Bicocca Italy
46.0
23 University of Calgary Canada
46.0
25 Pompeu Fabra University - Barcelona Spain
45.7
26 Queensland University of Technology Australia
45.5
26 Simon Fraser University Canada
45.5
28 State University of Campinas Brazil
45.4
29 University of Essex United Kingdom
44.8
29 Umeå University Sweden
44.8
31 Koç University Turkey
43.9
32 Université Montpellier 2 France
43.6
33 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Sweden
43.4
34 Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong
43.1
34 University of Bath United Kingdom
43.1
36 Macquarie University Australia
42.8
37 National Sun Yat-Sen University Taiwan
42.6
38 University of Southern Denmark Denmark
42.5
39 Bilkent University Turkey
42.4
40 Universität Bayreuth Germany
41.7
40 Universität Bielefeld Germany
41.7
40 The University of Newcastle Australia
41.7
43 University of Wollongong Australia
41.4
44 Brunel University London United Kingdom
40.9
45 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Taiwan
40.5
46 University of Waikato New Zealand
40.4
47 Sharif University of Technology Iran
40.2
48 University of South Australia Australia
39.6
49 Medical University of Vienna Austria
39.4
49 University of Tsukuba Japan
39.4
51 Linköping University Sweden
38.9
52 Autonomous University of Madrid Spain
38.7
53 Plymouth University United Kingdom
38.4
53 University of Crete Greece
38.4
55 University of Guelph Canada
38.2
56 UiT The Arctic University of Norway Norway
38.0
57 Murdoch University Australia
37.9
57 Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 France
37.9
59 George Mason University United States
37.7
60 University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States
37.5
61 University of Eastern Finland Finland
37.4
61 University of Stirling United Kingdom
37.4
63 Heriot-Watt University United Kingdom
37.2
64 Johannes Kepler Universität Linz Austria
37.1
65 Loughborough University United Kingdom
36.4
66 Aveiro University Portugal
36.3
66 Deakin University Australia
36.3
68 King Abdulaziz University Saudi Arabia
36.2
69 Universität Duisburg-Essen Germany
36.1
70 The University of Texas at San Antonio United States
36.0
71 Aalborg University Denmark
35.5
71 University of Surrey United Kingdom
35.5
71 Flinders University Australia
35.5
74 National University of Ireland, Maynooth Republic of Ireland
35.3
75 University of Hertfordshire United Kingdom
34.6
76 University of Minho Portugal
34.1
77 Charles Darwin University Australia
33.8
77 University of Vigo Spain
33.8
79 University of Strathclyde United Kingdom
33.5
80 Polytechnic University of Valencia Spain
33.2
81 Massey University New Zealand
32.9
82 Université Paris Dauphine France
32.8
83 University of Technology, Sydney Australia
32.5
84 Florida International University United States
31.6
84 Dublin City University Ireland
31.6
86 Griffith University Australia
31.4
87 Curtin University Australia
31.3
88 La Trobe University Australia
30.6
88 Liverpool John Moores University United Kingdom
30.6
90 National Chung Cheng University Taiwan
30.4
90 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Saudi Arabia
30.4
92 New University of Lisbon Portugal
30.2
93 Tampere University of Technology Finland
29.9
94 Yuan Ze University Taiwan
29.8
94 Université Paris 13 France
29.8
96 Aston University United Kingdom
29.0
97 University of Kent United Kingdom
28.9
98 National Yang-Ming University Taiwan
28.6
99 Polytechnic University of Catalonia Spain
28.4
99 Open University United Kingdom
28.4

Listen to the THE 100 Under 50 world university rankings podcast: Chris Parr talks to THE rankings editor Phil Baty and reporter Jack Grove about the results as South Korea claims two of the top three spots, the UK continues to perform well, and there are signs of progress for Spain, France and Australia.