Australia inches out Britain in list of world’s top 100 new universities

Britain has lost its crown as home of the most institutions in the Times Higher Education’s list of new universities.

The young upstart? Australia.

Australia now boasts 16 universities on the list compared the UK’s 15.

The rankings only include universities founded in the last 50 years - since 1965, and many of the UK’s institutions have slipped out of the list over recent years.

Times Higher Education rankings editor Phil Baty said: “The UK has lost its position as top nation in the 100 Under 50 to Australia, a country with a richer and more diverse university mix.

“While only four of the UK’s 15 representatives were founded after the 1960s, Australia has institutions established in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s among its 16-strong list.

“While there is no suggestion that the UK’s great 1960s institutions are likely to lose their world-class status any time soon, it must be cause for concern that the fresh waves of universities created since the 1990s have yet to make any mark in the global rankings.”

Here are the rankings in full, including place changes since 2014

British institutions in bold

1. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland - 2

2. Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea - 1

3. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea - 3

4. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong - 4

5. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore - 5

6. Maastricht University, Netherlands - 6

7. University of California, Irvine, United States - 7

8. University of California, Santa Cruz, United States - 11

9. University of Warwick, United Kingdom - 12

10. Paris-Sud University, France - 8

11. Pierre and Marie Curie University, France - 9

12. Pompeu Fabra University, Spain - 13

13. Sabancı University, Turkey -

14. City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong - 17

15. Ulm University, Germany - 16

16. University of Texas at Dallas, United States - 15

17. Paris Diderot University – Paris 7, France - 17

18. University of Illinois at Chicago, United States -13

=19. University of Dundee, United Kingdom -

=19. University of Konstanz, Germany - 20

21. University of Technology, Sydney, Australia - 47

22. University of Calgary, Canada - 19

23. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong - 30

24. University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy - 21

25. Brunel University London, United Kingdom - 29

26. University of Bremen, Germany -

27. Simon Fraser University, Canada - 24

28. Bilkent University, Turkey - 31

29. Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain - 23

30. University of Newcastle, Australia - 28

=31. Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland -

=31. University of Wollongong, Australia - 33

33. Queensland University of Technology, Australia - 31

34. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden - 24

35. University of South Australia, Australia - 49

36. Montpellier University, France - 26

=37. Medical University of Vienna, Austria - 36

=37. Plymouth University, United Kingdom - 42

39. University of Macau, Macau -

40. Sharif University of Technology, Iran - 27

41. National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan - 42

=42. University of Bath, United Kingdom - 34

=42. State University of Campinas, Brazil - 37

44. University of Southern Denmark, Denmark - 37

45. Deakin University, Australia - 59

46. Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain - 58

47. University of Stirling, United Kingdom - 56

48. Charles Darwin University, Australia - 69

49. National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan - 40

50. University of Tsukuba, Japan - 44

=51. University of Crete, Greece - 48

=51. Koç University, Turkey - 41

=51. Umeå University, Sweden - 39

54. Ruhr University Bochum, Germany - 60

55. University of Eastern Finland, Finland - 53

56. University of Western Sydney, Australia - 87

=57. Aalborg University, Denmark - 55

=57. Bielefeld University, Germany - 51

=59. University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany - 67

=59. George Mason University, United States - 57

=59. Linköping University, Sweden - 46

=59. University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad, Morocco -

63. Isfahan University of Technology, Iran - 92

64. University of Minho, Portugal - 75

=65. Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, France - 54

=65. Murdoch University, Australia - 60

=65. University of Surrey, United Kingdom - 63

=65. Swinburne University of Technology, Australia -

69. Aveiro University, Portugal - 79

70. Aston University, United Kingdom - 81

71. University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom - 60

72. University of Bayreuth, Germany - 49

=73. University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States - 65

=73. UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway - 64

=75. Dublin City University, Ireland - 92

=75. La Trobe University, Australia - 100

=77. Flinders University, Australia - 82

=77. Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom - 52

79. Florida International University, United States - 73

80. University of Rovira i Virgili, Spain - 66

81. Curtin University, Australia - 82

82. Griffith University, Australia - 84

83. Loughborough University, United Kingdom - 71

84. University of Rome III, Italy - 100

=85. University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom -

=85. Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada - 84

87. Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria - 70

88. University of Vigo, Spain - 76

89. New University of Lisbon, Portugal - 87

=90. Edith Cowan University, Australia -

=90. Tampere University of Technology, Finland - 98

=90. University of Ulsan, South Korea -

93. University of Kent, United Kingdom - 80

94. Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland - 94

95. University of Ulster, United Kingdom -

96. Concordia University, Canada - 96

=97. City University of London, United Kingdom -

=97. RMIT University, Australia -

=97. Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain - 77

100. National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan - 96

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