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Sharif, IUT Among Times Top 150 Universities

Sharif, IUT Among Times Top 150 Universities
Sharif, IUT Among Times Top 150 Universities

The Times Higher Education "150 Under 50" rankings for 2016 has listed Iran’s Sharif University of Technology and Isfahan University of Technology among the top 150 universities across the world that are under 50 years old.

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

The institute uses the same 13 performance indicators as the flagship Times Higher Education World University Rankings to measure institutions on their teaching, research, citations, international outlook and knowledge transfer. The methodology has been recalibrated to give less weight to reputation, Mehr News Agency reported. 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 the top five universities in the world, three of them are located in Asia.

Dr. Mohammad Javad Dehqani, ISC supervisor, said Iran’s Sharif University of Technology is placed at 100th place and IUT stands at 101st place.

“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 Dehqani.

“They have also obtained top rankings in industrial income in the Middle East. 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 ranks first, followed by Australia (19 universities) and France (15).

In the Middle East, Turkey ranks the first with three universities, followed by Iran with two universities.