Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) was ranked No. 1 in the world according to the Times Higher Education (THE) '100 under 50' World University Ranking 2014, followed by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 2nd place and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 3rd place.

The University of California, Irvine was ranked 1st among U.S. universities under 50 years old (and 7th worldwide) by Times Higher Education. UC Irvine has been the top U.S. university and in the top 10 worldwide each year since the THE’s “100 Under 50” rankings were introduced three years ago.

Brunel University moved up to 29th place in the Times Higher Education worldwide ranking of the Top 100 universities under 50 years old, climbing 15 places since 2013, with an overall score of 43.4. This placed Brunel in 4th place of universities from the UK featured in the rankings.

Plymouth University is placed at 42nd (up 11 places from 2013) of those universities under the age of 50. Only 14 UK universities are in the list, with Plymouth the 6th highest, and the No. 1 post-1992 university in the country. It is also the second year in succession that Plymouth has climbed the 100 Under 50 list, and has now scaled 18 places since it debuted in 2012.

Heriot-Watt has risen 11 places in the Times Higher's annual ‘100 under 50’ World University Ranking, rated at 52nd, up from 63rd last year, and is 1st of three such institutions in Scotland, up from 2nd place last year and 3rd place two years ago. Additionally, Heriot-Watt was ranked 7th in the world and 2nd in the UK in this listing for International Mix, a category which looks at diversity on campus and how much each university's academics collaborate with international colleagues on research projects.

*Next: Times University Ranking 2014-2015

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek