Young University Rankings 2023

The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings list the world’s best universities that are 50 years old or younger.

The table is based on the same 13 performance indicators as the flagship THE World University Rankings, but the weightings have been adjusted to give less weight to reputation.

The universities are judged across all their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook – to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available.

The 2023 ranking includes 605 universities, up from 539 in 2022. A further 358 institutions are listed with “reporter” status, meaning that they provided data but did not meet our eligibility criteria to receive a rank.

View the Young University Rankings 2023 methodology

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore tops the league table again after dropping to second place last year.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology moves up to the second spot, while last year’s front-runner Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University Paris falls to third place.

Hong Kong has three institutions in the top 10, more than any other territory, while France is the most-represented country in the top 20, with five institutions in this group.

Italy’s Humanitas University is the highest new entry in the ranking, in 29th place.

Overall, Turkey leads as the most-represented nation with 47 institutions, followed closely by India with 45. Iran surpasses the UK to become the third most-represented nation, with 39 institutions.

The number of territories featured in the table rises to 78, from 74 last year. Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Namibia are among the countries that make their debuts.

Read our analysis of the Young University Rankings 2023 results

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