QS Top 50 Under 50

When students, parents and teachers search for a prestigious university to suit their specifications, they duly turn to world rankings to see if their desired establishment ranks highly. The university pecking order is not an outdated institution, but an essential method to ensure that prospective students adequately assess their place of learning before committing to a period of study.

Rankingsort descending Institution Country Previous ranking
1
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Singapore
2
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong
3
KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
South Korea
4
Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH)
South Korea
5
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
4
6
Maastricht University
The Netherlands
6
7
UC Irvine - Extension, English and Certificates for Internationals
United States
7
8
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong
8
9
University of Calgary
Canada
13
10
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Spain
9
11
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Spain
12
12
University of Bath
United Kingdom
11
13
University of Tsukuba
Japan
14
14
University of Antwerp
Belgium
10
15
Universidade estadual de Campinas(Unicamp)
Brazil
15
16
Simon Fraser University
Canada
17
17
Universität Ulm
Germany
18
18
National Yang Ming University
Taiwan
30
19
The University of Newcastle, Australia (UoN)
Australia
31
20
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
Malaysia
19
21
University of Technology, Sydney
Australia
20
22
Loughborough University
United Kingdom
16
22
University of California, Santa Cruz
United States
34
48.6%
24
Umeå universitet
Sweden
27
24
University of Eastern Finland
Finland
29
26
Linköping University
Sweden
40
26
University of Wollongong
Australia
22
28
QUT
Australia
23
29
Universidad Austral
Argentina
36
30
Ben Gurion University of The Negev
Israel
39
31
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Spain
24
32
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Australia
33
Università degli Studi di Roma - Tor Vergata
Italy
38
34
University of Southern Denmark
Denmark
35
35
Universität Konstanz
Germany
21
36
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Portugal
46
37
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong
26
38
Griffith University
Australia
41
38
L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University
Kazakhstan
40
Curtin University
Australia
25
41
University of South Australia
Australia
42
42
King Abdul Aziz University (KAU)
Saudi Arabia
49
43
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Spain
44
University of Tromso
Norway
45
Universität Bremen
Germany
46
James Cook University
Australia
45
47
Heriot-Watt University
United Kingdom
48
Brunel University London
United Kingdom
48
48
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Spain
37
50
Deakin University Deakin University
Australia