Maastricht University in top ten young universities

Maastricht University is one of the best young universities in the world and was ranked eighth in the QS Top 50 under 50. This ranking for universities younger than fifty was published for the fifth time in 2015. The QS Top 50 under 50 focuses on universities with similar backgrounds, while more general rankings include institutes of different ages and profiles. 

The Top 50 under 50 is part of the QS World University Rankings (WUR). This year, QS adapted its methodology to assess the scientific output of universities. This helps to explain why UM fell from 118 to 169 in the QS WUR and from sixth to eighth in the QS Top 50 under 50, although it did manage to maintain a spot in the top ten.

Asian universities dominate the list with the top six positions. The list is headed by Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, followed by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. The first European university is ranked seventh (University of Bath), followed by Maastricht, Autonoma Madrid and Autonoma Barcelona. 

The QS Top 50 under 50 ranking can be found at

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