Australia overtakes UK in top young universities’ list

Australia has overtaken the UK as the best represented country in a list of top universities under 50 years of age, write Josie Gurney-Read, Sumant Bhatia and Javier Espinoza for The Telegraph.

The country has 16 top 100 young institutions, compared with the UK's 15. However, the top ranked Australian institution, the University of Technology, Sydney, was ranked 21st overall, compared with the University of Warwick, which was placed ninth. In total, eight nations made it into the top 10, including Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, the UK and the US, with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland taking the top spot, replacing South Korea’s POSTECH.

The rankings, published by Times Higher Education, only include universities founded in 1965 or later. Universities are ranked according to five different measures, including research, teaching, knowledge transfer and international activity.
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