Here are five of the top universities in the world all under fifty years old. That means no Harvard, Cambridge or Oxford!

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1) The Hong Kong University Of Science & Technology

Founded in 1991, the university is made up of five departments – Science, Engineering, Business and Management, Humanities and Social Science and the Graduate School Fok Ying Tung. The university scores extremely highly for its international merit, all the PhD educated staff come from very diverse backgrounds, as do the students. Providing both undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities, the university ranks twenty third in the world for the international diversity of students.

Main Entrance With Sundial Photo Credit - WikiMedia Commons

Main Entrance With Sundial Photo Credit – WikiMedia Commons

2. Nanyang Technological University

Again founded in 1991, the university has the biggest campus in Singapore. The Yunnan Garden Campus was the site of the Olympic Village for the world’s first Summer Youth Olympics three years ago. This year the university will accept its first batch of medical undergraduate students in conjunction with the Imperial College London, named the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. The university also has in operation a five year plan to set new benchmarks in research, education and innovation.

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The School of Art, Design & Media Photo Credit – WikiMedia Commons

3) University of Warwick

Established in 1965, this university is the oldest on the list. Many employers look to Warwick when hiring graduates and entrance is highly competitive. There are four faculties on campus – Arts, Medicine, Science and Social Science. Situated in the center of the main campus is the impressive Warwick Arts Centre hosting events like comedy shows, film and visual art showings and contemporary and classical music performances, including the university bookshop!

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International Digital Laboratory Photo Credit – Jez Sutton WikiMedia Commons (Wikipedia Takes Coventry participant)