Wednesday, May 7, 2014


It should come as no surprise that many of the best young (less than fifty years old) universities in the world are located in Asia. It should also stand to reason that many of the top schools are technology-focused. The table above lays out the Top 10, as compiled by The Times Higher Education website in the UK. A few additional names and their rankings have been added from an alternative source of university rankings, provided by QS. As shown, at least four of the top five institutions hail from Asia. Interestingly, the two from Korea are not located in Seoul, but rather in provincial cities – Daejeon in the case of KAIST and Pohang in the case of POStech. While the names on this list don’t yet match the venerated and storied universities in the US and Western Europe, they are names to watch in the years ahead, particularly if the global academic brain drain begins to tip and then reverse itself, to flow from West to East.

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