Best Australian Universities Under 50 Years Old (Times Higher Education Ranking)

By | July 20, 2017

Best Australian Universities Under 50 Years Old (Times Higher Education Ranking)

The top 100 world universities under 50 years old as ranked by Times Higher Education has been developed with the rationale that the main ranking system is skewed towards older, more well established universities because of the weight giving to reputation, research, and citations, features which become more significant in direct relationship to the length of a university’s existence.

The ‘Under 50 Years’ ranking uses the same basic indicators as the Times main ranking system, but re-calibrates them to reflect the distinctive features of younger universities. Most notable amongst the re-calibrated indicators is less emphasis giving to the subjective measurement of academic reputation. The result is presented by the Times as a list of universities which are performing well at what they do, but perhaps do not have the global recognition and reputation that can come with being an older university.

Australian Universities in Times Best World Universities Under 50 Years Old
University World Rank
1 University of Technology Sydney 21
2 Queensland University of Technology 28=
3 Charles Darwin University 31=
4 University of Wollongong 37
5 James Cook University 38
6 Flinders University 46
7 Griffith University 48
8 Deakin University 50
9 University of South Australia 57
10 La Trobe University 58
11 Swinburne University of Technology 74
12 Murdoch University 82
13 Western Sydney University 86=
14 Curtin University 92=
15 Southern Cross University 94
16 RMIT University 98
17= University of Canberra 101-150
17= CQUniversity 101-150
17= Edith Cowan University 101-150


For information about the Times Rankings see: Times Higher Education Australian Rankings

For information about the history of the sector see: History of Australian Universities Sector