Top 175 young universities

The table shows the top 175 young universities* ranked by their fractional count in 2018 (FC 2018). Also listed are each university's article count of the year (AC 2018), the highest subject rank among young universities and its global rank among all academic institutions in 2018.

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RankInstitutionCountry / RegionYear
established
FC 2018AC 2018Highest subject
rank**
Rank among
academic
institutions***
1University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)China1978318.771,816C1, E1, P119
2Nanyang Technological University (NTU)Singapore1991232.51569C2, E2, P234
3Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)Switzerland1969219.92542C3, L3, P337
4Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)South Korea1971155.09319C4, P463
5Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)China1991108.39310P598
6King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)Saudi Arabia2009104.77248C5108
7Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)China201289.22271C6136
8Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)South Korea198685.85219P6143
9University of Paris-Sud (UPSud)France197071.08574P9184
10Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)South Korea200968.88161P8189
11Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)United States of America (USA)198155.48151L1226
12City University of Hong Kong (CityU)China199453.60197C10234
13Shenzhen University (SZU)China198352.48179C11240
14Paris Diderot University (Paris 7)France197050.46516E5250
15Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)Israel196946.94119E11268
16Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI)India200542.31157P10288
17The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas)United States of America (USA)196941.90146P15291
18University of Bremen (Uni Bremen)Germany197137.58128E3312
19Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)Norway199637.42115L13313
20Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune)India200636.64113C14318
21University of Bayreuth (UBT)Germany197536.3994E7321
22ShanghaiTech UniversityChina201336.34164C15322
23Curtin UniversityAustralia198636.09140E4324
24The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)China199434.63116P16329
25The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)United States of America (USA)196933.96136L4332
26Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal)India200832.0445C12343
27Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)South Korea199331.0067C19349
28Linköping University (LiU)Sweden197530.08104P18359
29Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)Japan201129.7665L17361
30Queensland University of Technology (QUT)Australia198927.85117C21377
31Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University)Australia199227.7098E22378
32University of Wollongong (UOW)Australia197526.48110P20384
33Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)Italy197825.6188P14394
34University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB)Italy199824.91169E30399
35The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)United States of America (USA)196924.5764C18400
36University of Technology Sydney (UTS)Australia198824.0777E29406
37Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)Sweden197723.7695E10411
38Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)Austria200723.6155L9416
39Changzhou University (CZU)China197823.4638C16422
40Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)India198923.4234C17423
41University of PotsdamGermany199123.31140E12426
42University of OldenburgGermany197321.2563E25450
43Paris Descartes University (Paris 5)France197120.98224L10451
44Medical University of Vienna (MUW)Austria200420.93116L8453
45Bielefeld UniversityGermany196920.8849C34455
46Griffith UniversityAustralia197120.6988E24458
47Yangzhou University (YZU)China199220.5858C30459
48Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata)India200620.5433C27460
49Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati)India199420.4130C20462
50Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)South Korea200419.9953C31464
51University of SiegenGermany197219.6994P25467
52The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)United States of America (USA)197219.67120L7468
53Tianjin University of Technology (TUT)China197918.7056C22477
54Ajou University (AJOU)South Korea197318.3748P42482
55University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern)Germany197017.9551L34488
56University of Macau (UM)China198117.5867C32494
57University of Rennes 1France197017.20150C45507
58The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai)Japan198816.97108L22511
59University of Rome Tor VergataItaly198216.66140P43516
60São Paulo State University (UNESP)Brazil197616.37112P28520
61James Cook University (JCU)Australia197016.2363E13522
62Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)Spain199015.9898L12525
63University of Hyderabad (UoH)India197415.8622C33528
64Florida International University (FIU)United States of America (USA)197215.73121E23530
65Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)Japan199115.0642L35547
66Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU)Japan200514.2992C40564
67Deakin UniversityAustralia197413.7362C47572
68Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV)Spain197113.6056C53576
69Federal University of ABC (UFABC)Brazil200513.35100P27584
70Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)Singapore200913.1835P26587
71New University of Lisbon (UNL)Portugal197312.7163L39597
72University of Limerick (UL)Ireland197212.6326C36601
73University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ)France199112.50145E17604
74Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)Spain197112.2670P44607
75University of Crete (UOC)Greece197312.2146P67609
76National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS)Canada196912.1356E48610
77University of Paderborn (UPB)Germany197312.1228P39612
78University of LuxembourgLuxembourg200312.0240P40616
79University of Aveiro (UA)Portugal197311.9949E32618
80Maastricht University (UM)Netherlands197611.9055L29620
81The University of South Australia (UniSA)Australia199111.6666E38626
82National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU)Taiwan198011.3931P58629
83University of PlymouthUnited Kingdom (UK)199211.3538E18630
84University of AugsburgGermany197011.2642P37631
85Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU)Germany199311.2446L32632
86University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM)Spain198211.2149C44634
87University of Science and Technology (UST)South Korea200311.1377P62636
88University of Haifa (HU)Israel197211.0343L25640
89Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM)India200810.9915C38642
90University of Girona (UdG)Spain199110.9637C43643
91University of Ulsan (UOU)South Korea198510.7435L52649
92University of California, Merced (UC Merced)United States of America (USA)200510.7044E44651
93George Mason University (GMU)United States of America (USA)197210.3356E28661
94Tarbiat Modares University (TMU)Iran198210.2120C46664
95Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali)India200710.0720L58669
96University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT)Norway19729.9859E37674
97Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)Russia20119.8564P66682
98University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück)Germany19749.7826L23685
99University of Roma TreItaly19929.4787E39693
100Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore)India20099.4424P57698
101Ningbo University (NBU)China19869.3832C67702
102Shanxi Normal University (SXNU)China19849.0817C70710
103Rovira i Virgili University (URV)Spain19919.0840C62711
104University of the Balearic Islands (UIB)Spain19788.7632E49727
105Wenzhou University (WZU)China19848.5919C49735
106University of Aalborg (AAU)Denmark19748.5543E54737
107Jaume I University (UJI)Spain19918.5444P61740
108University of Alcalá (UAH)Spain19778.3035C58742
109Technical University of Madrid (UPM)Spain19718.1548E59744
110USI Università della Svizzera ItalianaSwitzerland19967.9828L40749
111Huaibei Normal UniversityChina20107.9711C50750
112University of Cantabria (UC)Spain19727.9597E60751
113Swinburne University of TechnologyAustralia19927.9279P46754
114Bilkent UniversityTurkey19847.8122P48762
115University of Minho (UM)Portugal19737.7292E56764
116The Open University (OU)United Kingdom (UK)19697.6834E21767
117Southern Cross University (SCU)Australia19947.6016E16773
118Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI)Austria20047.3835L28789
119University of La Rioja (UR)Spain19926.8517C61812
120Andres Bello University (UNAB)Chile19886.7641P74817
121University of Eastern Finland (UEF)Finland20106.7346E47819
122Liaocheng University (LCU)China20026.7220C64821
123Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)India19696.6513L63823
124University of KasselGermany19716.5919P79826
125Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP)France20096.5040C71830
126National Dong Hwa University (NDHU)Taiwan19946.4913C69831
127Shantou University (STU)China19816.4826C79832
128University of A Coruña (UDC)Spain19896.3415C63840
129University of Haute-Alsace (UHA)France19756.3293C65843
130University of WuppertalGermany19726.2871P91846
131AgroParisTechFrance20076.2659L55847
132Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar)India20086.1816E45852
133Western Sydney UniversityAustralia19896.1339L51856
134University of Calabria (UNICAL)Italy19726.1375P73857
135University of Campania Luigi VanvitelliItaly19916.0623E68864
136University of Alicante (UA)Spain19796.0034C80867
137National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)Russia19925.9049P64876
138Jacobs University Bremen (IUB)Germany20015.9016L69881
139Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH)Spain19965.8918L46882
140University of Vigo (UVIGO)Spain19905.7020E87892
141University of Málaga (UMA)Spain19725.6926C88895
142Silesian University in Opava (SLU)Czech Republic19915.5813P51903
143Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC)Thailand20155.4614C84914
144University of Brescia (UNIBS)Italy19825.3741L93917
145Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH)India20085.3516P78919
146University of Valparaíso (UV)Chile19815.2941P72921
147Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU)Qatar20105.2618E95922
148Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC)France19705.2057E40926
149Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)Canada19695.2053E80927
150Zhengzhou University of Light Industry (ZZULI)China19775.1710C87930
151University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA)France19705.1240E53934
152National Chung Cheng University (CCU)Taiwan19895.0812E70935
153Suzhou University of Science and TechnologyChina20014.9817E58941
154University of CyprusCyprus19894.9869C103942
155National Yang-Ming University (NYMU)Taiwan19754.9228L45946
156Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)Japan19904.8712C93953
157University of Western Brittany (UBO)France19714.8157E55960
158University of PortsmouthUnited Kingdom (UK)19924.8025E66964
159Nanjing Forestry University (NFU)China19854.7821E85965
160University of South BohemiaCzech Republic19914.7623E43968
161Pablo de Olavide University (UPO)Spain19974.6935L71972
162University of Burgos (UBU)Spain19944.6712E88973
163Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT)France20124.6773E57974
164Shiv Nadar University (SNU)India20114.666C97975
165University of HuddersfieldUnited Kingdom (UK)19924.5912C91979
166Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M)Spain19894.5933P76980
167Dublin City University (DCU)Ireland19754.5720E108983
168Jianghan UniversityChina20014.5622E65984
169University of Stavanger (UiS)Norway20054.5516P71985
170Cranfield UniversityUnited Kingdom (UK)19694.5420E31986
171University of Toulon (UTLN)France19794.5443P88987
172National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST)Taiwan19744.5318C95988
173University of ShizuokaJapan19874.508C86989
174Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)United States of America (USA)19694.4915L54990
175Koç University (KU)Turkey19934.4923P90991

* Universities, including graduate universities, were selected as being young and under 50 if they were founded as an independent university in 1969 or later and were not formed by the merger or re-merger and/or re-naming of a university or universities older than 50. In addition, they had to be in the top 1000 academic institutions in Nature Index in 2018 to be selected.

** C: Chemistry; E: Earth & Environmental Sciences; L: Life Sciences; P: Physical Sciences.

*** Because this table splits out IITs and IISERs from India into separate universities and because of some recent updating of data the academic rankings in this table do not match exactly with those in the annual tables released earlier in the year.