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2020 Young Universities Rankings Announced

2020 Young Universities Rankings Announced
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Times Higher Education Magazine has announced the top Young University rankings results for 2020. The “Young University” rankings are for Universities under 50 years old. It provides these institutions with an opportunity to compete against one another and set themselves apart from the typical historical leading universities like Harvard or Oxford. 

The Ranking Criteria are Based on Five Indicators:

1. Teaching and learning environment 

2. Research volume, income and reputation

3. Citations (research influence)

4. International outlook ( staff, students and research)

5. Industry income (knowledge transfer)

Accordingly, the Hong Kong University of Science and technology has kept its rank from last year and remains number 1 in the list for its high-quality education. In second place is  Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. This university is one of the top Asian universities, and it has some strong ties with other universities all over the world. 

Nanyang University

Paris Science et Lettres - PSL Research University Paris, France ranks third on the list and has grown to incorporate 25 academic and research institutions. Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies – Pisa, Italy comes in fourth place, it was established in 1987. This university specializes in applied sciences and offers courses from undergraduate to postgraduate level.

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea takes fifth place. Established in 1971, it is one of the top universities in South Korea with the main campus in Daejeon and the KAIST College of Business in Seoul, offering courses from undergraduate to postgraduate level. 

Other notable universities that have ranked well this year include, The Queensland University of Technology, which came in at  24th place in 2019, retained its place in 2020. The Queensland University of Technology was established in 1989 and is ranked number 12 in Australia according to Top Universities ranking. 

James Cook University Brisbane has also ranked higher this year winning 29th place after being  33rd in 2019. James Cook University was established in 1970, and it is one of the top Australian universities in Brisbane.

You can learn more about the best young universities in the world by Times Higher Education by following this link.


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