The world's best under 50-year university year in 2019


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology holds the leading position; Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) ranked third.

In 2019, Times Higher Education (THE) gathered data to rank more than 300 universities under 50. The organization believes that besides the names that have existed for decades and dominated many world university rankings such as Oxford, Cambridge or Harvard, parents and students can turn their attention to schools. young "and quality.

Here are the five best under-50 universities in the world, based on the quality of teaching and learning environment (30%), research (30%), number of citations (30%), factors international (7.5%) and income from knowledge transfer (2.5%).

1. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - HKUST

Founded in 1991, HKUST has ranked among the top 5 best under-50 universities in the world in many rankings for at least three years. In the table of THE, the school kept the leading position from last year and continuously ranked as the best university in Hong Kong.

As its name suggests, HKUST focuses on providing students with high-quality training programs in science and technology. In 2011, the school received five science and technology awards from the State Council of the People's Republic of China.

2. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - EPFL (Switzerland)

Founded in 1969, this year will be the last time EPFL will appear in THE's best young university rankings. Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, in the Swiss-speaking area of ​​Switzerland, the school specializes in the sciences and engineering, taught in both French and English.

There are about 10,000 students studying at EPFL. More than half of them are international students, from about 120 countries.

3. Nanyang Technological University - NTU (Singapore)

Not only is the school the third best in the world, NTU is also one of the Asian universities that rank high in the world rankings and is considered one of the most beautiful universities in the world.

Currently, the school was established in 1991 with more than 25,000 students from over 100 countries. The University has close relationships with many famous universities across the continent such as Imperial College London (UK), Stanford (USA) or Beijing (China).

4. Paris Sciences et Lettres - PSL University (France)

PSL was founded in 2010 with the aim of becoming one of the world's leading research universities. This is the youngest school in the top 5 under 50 years old and also a new name in the rankings of THE.

Although only 9 years old, the school currently has more than 20,700 students, 26% of which are from international. The university has strategic partnerships with many major universities such as New York (USA), Cambridge (UK), Thanh Hoa (China) or Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

5. City University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1984, this is a famous public research university in Hong Kong. City University of Hong Kong has 9 member schools, with intensive training in areas such as Business, Engineering, Science, Social Sciences, Energy and Environment or Law.

The University has less than 10,000 students, 41% are from international.

The next five positions belong to Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies - Pisa (Italy), Pohang University of Science and Technology - POSTECH (South Korea), Sorbonne University (France) and Maastricht University (Netherlands).