Education is what makes us different from our predecessors and that is exactly why it is a critical decision when it comes to selecting the institution where you want to study. The institution can and does play a vital role in determining just how far you will groom intellectually. Keeping all this in mind, we have decided to bring to you a list of top 10 engineering universities which, when compared to old universities are relatively newly established. To be exact; we are talking about universities which have been established in the last 50 years and are excelling in global rankings.
Go ahead, browse through the list and see what these young universities have to offer to their students.
10. University of Antwerp
First off, we have the University of Antwerp which was established at Belgium back in 1971. It is ranked 185 in the QS World University Rankings 2013/2014. The university has a score of 34.5 when it comes to teaching. The university has 620 tenured professors while 2,478 tenured researchers. It has a score of 100 when it comes to industry income (entrepreneurship) and a score of 33.2 when it comes to research.
9. Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Next stop is at Spain where we have Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona that was established in 1968 and enjoys the rank number of 177. The university has a score of 30.6 when it comes to teaching with a total of 3,514 research and teaching staff at its disposal. The university has a score of 28 when it comes to research (a total of 57.07 million Euros were spent during 2012-2013). The industry income of university has a score of 39.1 with 53 spin off companies that were established during 2012-2013.
8. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Next stop we have the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which was established in 1994. The university enjoys a position of 161 as per QS World University Rankings. The university has a score of 28.4 when it comes to teaching with 1,250 academic staff. It has an industry income score of 40.3 and a research score of 35.7 with 2,769 projects which are underway since 2011-2012.
7. Maastricht University
Next stop is at Netherlands where we have Maastricht University that enjoys a position of 122. The university was established back in 1967. The university enjoys a score of 33.1 when it comes to teaching with total of 1,815 academic staff. The university has a score of 47.1 in research and a score 98.2 in industrial income.
6. Pohang University of Science and Technology: POSTECH
Next stop is South Korea where we have the Pohang University of Science and Technology. The university was established back in 1986 and enjoys a ranking number of 106. The university has a teaching score of 54.2 with 411 faculty members while, 788 researchers prove why the research score is 49.0. The industry income score stands at 100.
5. City University of Hong Kong
Next stop is Hong Kong where we have the City University of Hong Kong. The university was established in 1984 and currently enjoys the position of 104 as per QS World University Rankings. It has a score of 30.9 when it comes to teaching with a total of 806 academic staff. The research score is 33.5 with ample research centers in the unversity. The university has an industry income score of 55.7.
4. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Next stop is again at South Korea where we have the famous Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. The university was established in 1971 and ranks in at 60th position as per QS World University Rankings. It has a teaching score of 65.6. The university has a research score of 60 with only contracted research projects in 2012 measuring in at 1,809. The industry income score is at 100.
3. Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
The next stop is in Singapore where we have Nanyan Technological University (NTU), which was established in 1991. Its QS World University Rankings position is 41st. The university has a teaching score of 37.7, an industry income score of 100 while research score is 54.3.
2. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
The second last on our list is Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). This university is ranked at 34th position as per QS World University Rankings. The university has a total of 174 faculties for engineering and has a score of 52.4 in teaching and a score of 59.7 when it comes to research. The university has an industry income score of 58.5.
1. National University of Sciences of Technology, Pakistan
The first on our list is the National University of Sciences and Technology located in Pakistan. The university was established in 1991. Why this university is ranked at number one in our list? To put it simply although the university was established in 1991, the main campus upon which its ranking is based was established in 2008.The campus was built on a whole sector in the capital city of Pakistan; Islamabad. NUST’s ranking, as per QS World University Rankings, is among the top 500 universities of the world. NUST has managed to reach top 500 in shortest time when compared to other universities of its size. The university allows entrepreneurial opportunities for its students who are allowed to bring their ideas to the forum and are then provided with a portal to industry. The university is rapidly building links with more and more industries in Pakistan and abroad to facilitate its students. The university is the leading university when it comes to research and faculty in Pakistan and has made a name for itself in quite a short span of time. The university has also been awarded the “International Quality Award” at 2014 Asia Pacific Quality Network Conference and Annual General Meeting held in Vietnam.
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