Top 25 rising young universities

The table shows the top 25 rising young universities* ranked by change in fractional count from 2015 to 2018 (Change in FC 2015–2018). Also listed are each institution's FCs in both years (FC 2015 and FC 2018) and percentage change in FC over the same period (Change in FC 2015–2018 (%)).

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RankInstitutionCountry / RegionYear
FC 2015FC 2018Change in FC
Change in FC
2015–2018 (%)
1University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)China1978105.94318.77212.83200.9%
2Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)China201216.4589.2272.77442.5%
3Shenzhen University (SZU)China198310.1452.4842.34417.6%
4ShanghaiTech UniversityChina20135.2936.3431.05587.0%
5Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)Japan201112.9629.7616.80129.6%
6Queensland University of Technology (QUT)Australia198911.2527.8516.60147.5%
7Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)South Korea20046.9719.9913.02186.7%
8Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)Austria200710.9423.6112.67115.8%
9King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)Saudi Arabia200992.29104.7712.4813.5%
10University of Macau (UM)China19815.1717.5812.41240.2%
11City University of Hong Kong (CityU)China199441.5853.6012.0228.9%
12Yangzhou University (YZU)China19928.8620.5811.72132.3%
13Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata)India20068.8620.5411.68131.7%
14Tianjin University of Technology (TUT)China19797.3218.7011.38155.4%
15Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)United States of America (USA)198144.9655.4810.5323.4%
16University of Technology Sydney (UTS)Australia198814.3924.079.6867.3%
17The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)United States of America (USA)196915.5824.579.0057.7%
18Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)Norway199629.5937.427.8326.5%
19Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)China1991100.68108.397.717.7%
20University of LuxembourgLuxembourg20034.4112.027.61172.8%
21Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune)India200629.0436.647.6026.2%
22Florida International University (FIU)United States of America (USA)19728.1315.737.6093.4%
23Griffith UniversityAustralia197113.2720.697.4255.9%
24The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas)United States of America (USA)196934.4941.907.4221.5%
25Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)Singapore20095.9613.187.22121.1%

* 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.