More UK universities are listed among world’s best

The UK has the most universities in a list of the world’s best higher education establishments under the age of 50, although it fails to rank in the top five.

The University of York, Lancaster University and University of East Anglia come in at eighth, ninth and tenth place respectively in the inaugural Times Higher Education 100 under 50.

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The list, which ranks the world’s top 100 universities under the age of 50, is headed by Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea, followed by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Only one US university makes it into the top 10 – the University of California in seventh place.

Seventeen other UK universities make it onto the 100 list, which are Warwick, Essex, Brunel, Bath, Stirling, Surrey, Plymouth, Keele, Hertfordshire, Loughborough, Strathclyde, Heriot-Watt, Liverpool John Moores, Kent, Aston, Bradford and City University London.