10 April 2016
Two Iranian universities among 150 Under 50 Rankings 2016
The Times Higher Education 150 under 50 Rankings 2016 has listed Iran’s Sharif Uni. of Technology and Isfahan Uni. of Technology among the top 150 universities around the world which are under 50 years old.

The Times Higher Education 150 under 50 Rankings 2016 is a ranking of the top 150 universities under 50 years old. It celebrates young universities that have made a great impact on the global stage in years rather than centuries and showcases the future rising university stars.

The institute uses the same 13 performance indicators as the flagship Times Higher Education World University Rankings - measuring institutions on their teaching, research, citations, international outlook and knowledge transfer - but the methodology has been recalibrated to give less weight to reputation.

This year, Times has increased the number of universities in this ranking from 100 to 150.
In this ranking, Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, with only 25 years, has ranked first in Asia and second in the world. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ranked second in Asia and third in the world, while Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea ranked fifth in the world; thus, out of top five universities in the world, three of them are located in Asia.

Dr. Mohammad Javad Dehghani, ISC Supervisor, said Iran’s Sharif University of Technology has ranked 100 and Isfahan University of Technology has ranked 101-150 in the world ranking.

“Both universities have a good record in two indicators of teaching and research. Sharif University has obtained the first ranking in teaching and second ranking in research in the Middle East,” said Dehghani.
“They have also obtained first rankings in industrial income in the Middle East,” he said. “Although, they did not have a good performance in international outlook and citations.”

In terms of the highest number of top universities in the 150 Under 50 Rankings 2016, the UK with 25 top universities has ranked the first, followed by Australia (19 universities), and France (15).
In the Middle East region, Turkey ranks the first with three universities, followed by Iran with two universities.