Iranian universities among 100 under 50 rankers

Tehran, May 5, IRNA – Sharif University of Technology and Isfahan University of Technology are among the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Rankings 2015, it was reported on Tuesday.

The ranking includes the top 100 universities under 50 years old, Tehran-based English newspaper, Iran Daily, reported.

Sharif University of Technology was ranked 40 and Isfahan University of Technology was placed at 63rd place.

Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne ranked first on the list of Times Higher Education world university rankings and South Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) are placed second and third, respectively.

Hong Kong’s University of Science and Technology and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.

The topmost ranking for a US university in this category was granted to the University of California, Irvine, which was placed at seventh place.

The ranking provides a glimpse into the future, showcasing not those institutions with centuries of history, but the rising stars that show great potential.

The table employs the same 13 separate indicators as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, but the 100 Under 50 Rankings 2015 methodology has been carefully recalibrated to reflect the special characteristics of younger universities, giving less weight to subjective indicators of academic reputation.