If anybody asks you to name the top universities in the world, probably the image that would pop up in your mind would be that of an Ivy League Institution such as the Harvard University or Stanford. If not that it would certainly be an Oxford or a Cambridge from the U.K that comes up. The reason for this is because they have built their image in the minds of the populace through centuries.
However, this may not be the case for long. There are a good number of new institutions that have cropped up in the last few years, which are challenging the norm. A recently published list, talks of the same, with the U.S not accounting for much of the traffic. In fact, USA has only managed to get two of its entries on the top 150 list, which are namely the George Mason University & the Texas University. From the United Kingdom, there were a total of 15 names. The Oxford University came in at the 41st spot, believe it or not.
There are many entrants that represent the region of Asia. The contrast between such new players in the industry and the old ones has been observed because the former are excelling at providing an excellent quality of training in specific areas, whereas the latter has a strong background in all subject streams.
The Top Universities in the world that are under 50 years old:
- Nanyang Technical University
- Hong Kong University of Science & Tech (HKUST)
- KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Tech
- City University of Hong Kong
- Pohang University of Science (POSTECH)
- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Aalto University
- University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
- Central Supple
- Universidad Autonomy de Madrid
As per the list published by QS for the top universities in the world, Nanyang Technical University lies at no. 1. Founded in the year 1991 & with a surplus of 30,000 students within its campus, NTU is based in Singapore. Something to be noticed in regards to the list of best universities in the world, QS has constantly been monitoring the growth of NTU asback in 2015 the same was ranked 39th.
Just like every year, the parameters on which the institutions were ranked included the overall employer reputation, academic expertise, the ratio of research citations corresponding to the total faculty members employed.
With nations like Hong Kong, Korea (South), Finland, Australia, Spain &France bursting on to the scene, it needs the efforts of the respective governments also need to be complimented. But one thing is for sure, as long as there are enough initiatives by local players to make the education more affordable and pro-quality, we would continue to see such great universities make the cut to the pedestal of the world map.