Qatar University among 50 best young varsities

 21 Sep 2016 - 1:58

DOHA: Qatar University (QU) has been featured among the 50 best young universities in the world, by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a global higher education analysts.
QU has entered the list of 50 best young universities for the first time, after being among the top 400 in the QS World University Rankings.  QU has secured the 49th position in this year’s ‘QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings.’
This year’s ranking indicates that Asia and Australia are home to the world’s strongest recently-formed institutions. Nanyang Technological University retains the number one position. Asian institutions tookake all the top six places. QS’s Head of Research, Ben Sowter, said: 
“The correlation between the prominence of universities from both Australia and Asia, and the prominence of innovative tech-focused institutions, is especially strong in this year’s rankings. The trend suggests that young universities with the resources and willingness to focus on creating and maintaining strong STEM-based research programmes stand by far the best chance of disrupting any established global elite.”
Australia is the most-featured country on the ranking, with its young universities taking ten of the fifty available places. Asian universities are also highly featured: sixteen of the fifty available places go to Asian institutions. Europe is the most-featured continent, with 18 universities.The Peninsula