The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 rankings do not include any Indian university this year. Unlike last year when, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IITG) at 87th position, was the first time India made an appearance on the list.
Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne (EPFL) from Switzerland has fought its way to the top from second position. South Korea’s Postech is now at second position, after being replaced by Ecole at the top. Times Higher Education (THE) analyses the best universities which are less than 50 years of age.
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University have maintained their ranks at fourth and fifth position, respectively.
East Asian universities have beat UK and US to dominate the top ranks, with universities from South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore occupying four of the top five positions.
Australia stands to be the best represented country with 16 of its universities in the list, followed by UK with 15 universities. The US, surprisingly, has only seven universities on the list as does Germany. Only two Indian universities- Indian Institute of Techonology, Guwahati and Jawaharlal Nehru University have qualified for the list. IITG ranks between 110 and 120 while JNU is just outside 100.