Australia’s young universities crowd world rankings


Australia has more highly ranked, up-and-coming universities than almost any country in the world, the latest university rankings from Times Higher Education show.

The latest rankings, which lists the top 150 universities less than than 50 years old, includes 19 Australia universities, exceeded only by Britain with 25.

Australia’s top university less than than 50 is the 28-year-old University of Technology, Sydney (21st in the world), followed by the Queensland University of Technology (equal 28th) and Charles Darwin University (equal 31st), each of which are 27 years old.

Times Higher Education’s rankings editor Phil Baty said one of the strengths of Australian higher education was its strong community of young institutions.

Australia’s other universities in the top 150 less than than 50 list are, in order: University of Wollongong, James Cook University, Flinders University, Griffith University, Deakin University, University of South Australia, La Trobe University, Swinburne University of Technology, Murdoch University, Western Sydney University, Curtin University, Southern Cross University, RMIT University, University of Canberra, Central Queensland University and Edith Cowan University.

The world’s top university less than than 50 years is Switzerland’s Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, followed by Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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