Korea's Pohang University of Science and Technology has been ranked the best university under the age of 50. Find out which universities have made the list.
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South Korea's Pohang University of Science and Technology has topped a list of the best universities under the age of 50. The inaugural rankings by Times Higher Education (THE) aim to show "which nations are challenging the US and UK as the next higher education powerhouses". Swiss university, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne follows in second place. Six countries are represented in the top 10 - South Korea, Switzerland, Hong Kong, US, France and the UK, making it more diverse than the traditional world top 100 which is usually dominated by US and UK institutions. Universities in East Asia are highlighted in the rankings, with South Korea taking two of the top five places. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology comes in at third place and in total Hong Kong has four institutions within the top 50. The Google fusion map above shows the locations of all the universities on the top 100 under 50 rankings and includes individual scores for teaching, research, citations, income from industry and international mix. Click on an icon to explore. Click here to explore the full screen version of the map.