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University of Warwick ranked 3rd in world in new top 50 under 50 table

The QS table of the world’s top 50 universities that are under 50 years of age ranks the University of Warwick as 3rd in the world (making it the highest ranked European university in the table) in 2013.

The annual QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) table ranks universities that have been established since 1963. Warwick was also ranked 3rd in the world in last year’s table.

Under 50 Rank Institution Name Country/Territory Est. Year
1 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) HK 1991
2 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) SG 1991†
3 The University of Warwick GB 1964
4 KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology KR 1971
5 City University of Hong Kong HK 1984
6 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) KR 1986
7 Maastricht University NL 1976
8 University of California, Irvine (UCI) US 1965
9 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University HK 1994†
10 Lancaster University GB 1964
11 Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona ES 1968
12 University of Bath GB 1966
13 University of Antwerp BE 1971*†
14 University of Tsukuba JP 1973†
15 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid ES 1968
16 University of Calgary CA 1966†
17 Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) BR 1966
18 Macquarie University AU 1964
19 Loughborough University GB 1966†
20 RMIT University AU 1992†
21 Universität Ulm DE 1967
22 Curtin University AU 1987
23 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) MY 1970
24 University of Wollongong AU 1975†
25 Universitat Pompeu Fabra ES 1990
26 University of Newcastle AU 1965
27 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) HK 1994†
28 Universität Konstanz DE 1966
29 Queensland University of Technology (QUT) AU 1990†
30 Simon Fraser University CA 1965
31 University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) AU 1988
32 National Yang Ming University TW 1975
33 University of South Australia (UniSA) AU 1991
34 Umeå University SE 1965
35 University of Eastern Finland FI 1972*†
36 University of Tromso NO 1968
37 University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) US 1965
38 University of Southern Denmark DK 1966*†
39 University of Essex GB 1964
40 Dublin City University (DCU) IE 1989†
41 Universidad Austral AR 1991
42 Brunel University GB 1966
43 King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) SA 1967
44 Universitá degli Studi di Roma - Tor Vergata IT 1982
45 Linköping University SE 1969
46 Flinders University AU 1966
47 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid ES 1989
48 Université Paris Dauphine FR 1968
49 Aston University GB 1966†
50 Universität Bremen DE 1971


* Formed through the merging of institutions,some parts of the institution may pre-date this foundation year. Mergers where the dominant part in the merger pre-dates the last fifty years, particularly where an original name survives the merger, are not considered.

† An institution of higher education, although typically not one with university status, existed at the site where this university now stands - the university can "trace its roots" back further than fifty years but cannot claim to have been a university prior to that period.