The Worlds Top 10 Universities in Emerging Markets

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Jul 02, 2015 By Univariety

Take a glimpse of what according to the QS World rankings are the top 10 universities in the world under 50 years of age, and take a good look at the trend apparent among the youngest top ranking colleges in the world.

Rank Score University Name Location
1 84.0 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) Singapore
2 83.3 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
3 79.9 KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology South Korea
4 72.9 Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH) South Korea
5 68.2 City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
6 65.8 Maastricht University Netherlands
7 60.8 University of California, Irvine United States
8 59.3 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong
9 57.6 University of Calgary Canada
10 57.5 Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Spain

Six on ten are in Asia, which, until recently was an unthinkable option for any student wanting to study abroad. Two of the rest - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & Maastricht University – are also non-traditional study destinations. Whether it is the rising costs of studying in the USA, the UK, Canada & Australia, or concerns of racism against students with non-European backgrounds, or the increasingly tighter immigration policies of nations that are  seeing a wave of right-wing politics, or a combination of all these factors; other foreign  countries can no longer hide  their light under a bushel.
China, Singapore and Japan have taken firm places in world top 10 college rankings for Engineering & Technology, while non-UK European Union countries like France, Germany and Netherlands are throwing out lures to ambitious and adventurous students in the form of extremely low state-mandated fees for local as well as international students, combined with all the academic historical weight and prestige of an LSE or a Harvard. This visual on the UNESCO website shows that while the US and the UK continue to suck in Indian students like the vacuum cleaner at the bottom of the earth’s ocean, numbers taken in by non-traditional study destinations have been steadily increasing.

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