The University of Newcastle has moved up five places to be number 40 in the Times Higher Education independent ranking of the world’s best universities under 50 years old.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen said Newcastle’s continued upward trajectory was significant in the face of intense international competition.

READ the University of Newcastle’s media release.


Our ‘THE Top 100 Under 50’ ranking in the media:

13 unis make the top 100 under 50 by Julie Hare - The Australian

Australia has 13 universities listed in a new league table of the world’s best 100 institutions under 50 years of age …. Rankings editor for THE Phil Baty said having one third of its national universities in the list showed that Australian institutions were “meeting exacting international standards.”

World’s top 100 universities under 50: ranked by Times Higher Education The Guardian

South Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology has retained its top spot as the best university under the age of 50. Find out which universities have made the list

Aussie universities are the real achievers by Bruce McDougall – The Daily Telegraph

Australia is challenging the powerhouses of US and Britain as a leader in higher learning and research.

New world rankings show that Australia is now the second strongest academic nation on the prestigious list of leading universities less than 50 years old with 13 institution in the top 100, behind only the UK. Macquarie University (36th), the University of Newcastle, and the University of Wollongong (43rd), along with the Queensland University of technology (26th) are Australia’s best performers.

Time Higher Education has published the 2013 edition of its annual Top 100 Under 50, a snapshot of the world’s top 100 institutions less than 50 years old.