The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 2014 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 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, but the 100 Under 50 2014 methodology has been carefully re-calibrated to reflect the special characteristics of younger universities, giving less weight to subjective indicators of academic reputation.

THE 100 Under 50 universities 2014

Rank Institution Location Overall score
1 Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) Republic of Korea
69.8
2 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
68.3
3 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Republic of Korea
67.4
4 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
65.3
5 Nanyang Technological University Singapore
61.7
6 Maastricht University Netherlands
60.4
7 University of California, Irvine United States
59.3
8 Université Paris-Sud France
56.2
9 Université Pierre et Marie Curie France
56.1
10 Lancaster University United Kingdom
55.4
11 University of California, Santa Cruz United States
54.4
12 University of Warwick United Kingdom
54.0
13 Pompeu Fabra University - Barcelona Spain
51.2
13 University of Illinois at Chicago United States
51.2
15 The University of Texas at Dallas United States
50.6
16 Universität Ulm Germany
49.9
17 Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 France
49.0
17 City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
49.0
19 University of Calgary Canada
47.6
20 Universität Konstanz Germany
47.3
21 University of Milan-Bicocca Italy
47.0
22 University of Essex United Kingdom
45.5
23 Autonomous University of Barcelona Spain
44.9
24 Simon Fraser University Canada
44.6
24 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Sweden
44.6
26 Université Montpellier 2 France
44.5
27 Sharif University of Technology Iran
44.1
28 The University of Newcastle Australia
43.6
29 Brunel University United Kingdom
43.4
30 Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong
43.2
31 Queensland University of Technology Australia
42.9
31 Bilkent University Turkey
42.9
33 University of Wollongong Australia
42.6
34 University of Bath United Kingdom
41.6
34 Macquarie University Australia
41.6
36 Medical University of Vienna Austria
41.5
37 University of Southern Denmark Denmark
41.1
37 State University of Campinas Brazil
41.1
39 Umeå University Sweden
40.5
40 National Sun Yat-Sen University Taiwan
40.4
41 Koç University Turkey
40.1
42 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Taiwan
40.0
42 Plymouth University United Kingdom
40.0
44 University of Tsukuba Japan
39.5
44 University of Waikato New Zealand
39.5
46 Linköping University Sweden
39.4
47 University of Technology, Sydney Australia
39.2
48 University of Crete Greece
38.6
49 Universität Bayreuth Germany
38.4
49 University of South Australia Australia
38.4
51 Universität Bielefeld Germany
38.3
52 Heriot-Watt University United Kingdom
38.1
53 University of Eastern Finland Finland
37.8
54 Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 France
37.7
55 Aalborg University Denmark
37.5
56 University of Stirling United Kingdom
37.4
57 George Mason University United States
37.3
58 Autonomous University of Madrid Spain
37.1
59 Deakin University Australia
37.0
60 University of Hertfordshire United Kingdom
36.9
60 Ruhr-Universität Bochum Germany
36.9
60 Murdoch University Australia
36.9
63 University of Surrey United Kingdom
36.7
64 University of Tromsø Norway
36.5
65 University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States
36.4
66 University of Rovira i Virgili Spain
36.2
67 Universität Duisburg-Essen Germany
35.8
67 National University of Ireland, Maynooth Republic of Ireland
35.8
69 Charles Darwin University Australia
35.3
70 Johannes Kepler Universität Linz Austria
35.1
71 Loughborough University United Kingdom
34.8
71 King Abdulaziz University Saudi Arabia
34.8
73 Florida International University United States
34.6
73 University of Guelph Canada
34.6
75 University of Minho Portugal
34.4
76 University of Vigo Spain
34.2
77 Polytechnic University of Valencia Spain
33.9
78 University of Strathclyde United Kingdom
33.8
79 Aveiro University Portugal
33.2
80 University of Kent United Kingdom
33.1
81 Aston University United Kingdom
32.8
82 Curtin University Australia
32.3
82 Flinders University Australia
32.3
84 Université du Québec à Montréal Canada
32.1
84 Griffith University Australia
32.1
86 Université Paris Dauphine France
31.9
87 New University of Lisbon Portugal
31.7
87 University of Western Sydney Australia
31.7
87 Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati India
31.7
90 Massey University New Zealand
31.0
91 The University of Texas at San Antonio United States
30.8
92 Dublin City University Ireland
30.7
92 Isfahan University of Technology Iran
30.7
94 Dublin Institute of Technology Ireland
30.5
95 Polytechnic University of Catalonia Spain
30.4
96 Concordia University Canada
30.3
96 National Yang-Ming University Taiwan
30.3
98 Tampere University of Technology Finland
30.1
99 Asia University, Taiwan Taiwan
29.9
100 La Trobe University Australia
29.7
100 University of Rome III Italy
29.7

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