I am once again to dominate Asian universities in the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 in 2014 , while among those Italians are the only ones to rank the University of Milan Bicocca and the University of Roma. The ranking collects the best percent ‘young’ universities the universities with less than 50 years of history judging on the basis of innovation and potential. Unlike other rankings, this ranking does not take into account the prestige and history of institutions, but their design skills and their dynamism.

This year, first in the Times Higher Education ranking 100 under 50 will square the South Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology. But they are also the other Asian universities that conquer the highest peaks: the third largest square is the rival Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the fourth step we find the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, while the fifth place it at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Even the Europe gets good results, thanks to the second position of the Swiss Poly technique, the sixth Dutchman Maastricht University, the eighth and ninth of the French university Paris-Sud and university Pierre and Marie Curie. The Old Continent also won the tenth place with Lancaster University (UK).


In the Times Higher Education ranking 100 under 2014, 50 American universities , however, occupy a marginal place, especially when you consider the ranking mate – The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 – covering all the universities of the world and not just those with less 50 years of life, in which they had an absolute monopoly. Italy appears only two universities: the University of Milan Bicocca, the 21th place (two steps higher compared to 2013, which was ranked 23rd place), and the University of Rome, for the first time in this ranking, although the last position.

With regard to the countries with the most universities in the chart, divide the primacy UK and Australia with 14 universities. Following the United States with 8, Spain with 7, France and Germany with 6. Around 20 countries are represented in the rankings . The general indicators considered for the ranking are the same as 13 of the Top 400 World Universities Rankings. Among them, teaching, research, technology transfer and internationalization. All this, however, has been recalibrate to take into account the young age of the universities concerned.