Top 50 young universities in physical sciences

The table shows the top 50 young universities* in physical sciences ranked by their fractional count in 2018 (FC 2018). Also listed are each university's article count of the year (AC 2018) in the subject.

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RankInstitutionCountry / RegionYear
established
FC 2018AC 2018
1University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)China1978113.11670
2Nanyang Technological University (NTU)Singapore1991110.54276
3Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)Switzerland196995.82269
4Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)South Korea197182.87168
5Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)China199148.21158
6Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)South Korea198645.54123
7King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)Saudi Arabia200943.85104
8Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)South Korea200942.5297
9University of Paris-Sud (UPSud)France197033.74303
10Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI)India200532.36133
11Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)China201228.84106
12Shenzhen University (SZU)China198326.3289
13City University of Hong Kong (CityU)China199422.6386
14Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)Italy197822.3776
15The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas)United States of America (USA)196919.8394
16The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)China199418.4855
17Paris Diderot University (Paris 7)France197017.23236
18Linköping University (LiU)Sweden197515.9051
19Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)Norway199615.0036
20University of Wollongong (UOW)Australia197514.8464
21Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)Japan201114.2129
22Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)South Korea199313.7737
23Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)Israel196913.6539
24Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University)Australia199213.4154
25University of SiegenGermany197213.2285
26Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)Singapore200912.4132
27Federal University of ABC (UFABC)Brazil200511.1392
28São Paulo State University (UNESP)Brazil197610.8991
29University of Bayreuth (UBT)Germany197510.8627
30ShanghaiTech UniversityChina201310.1651
31Griffith UniversityAustralia197110.0730
32University of Technology Sydney (UTS)Australia19889.8428
33University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB)Italy19989.67126
34Curtin UniversityAustralia19869.4550
35Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)Austria20078.8816
36Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune)India20068.5473
37University of AugsburgGermany19708.4933
38Yangzhou University (YZU)China19928.3026
39University of Paderborn (UPB)Germany19738.1618
40University of LuxembourgLuxembourg20038.1217
41University of Bremen (Uni Bremen)Germany19717.9026
42Ajou University (AJOU)South Korea19737.8920
43University of Rome Tor VergataItaly19827.49107
44Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)Spain19717.4254
45Bielefeld UniversityGermany19696.8615
46Swinburne University of TechnologyAustralia19926.7872
47Queensland University of Technology (QUT)Australia19896.7625
48Bilkent UniversityTurkey19845.9513
49University of PotsdamGermany19915.7936
50National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS)Canada19695.6519

* 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.