LAHORE – The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) stands among the top world 150 young universities in a ranking unveiled by The Times Higher Education (THE). The ranking of the world’s top universities, under 50 years of age has École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, founded in 1969 in Switzerland, at the top spot, reflecting a European dominance of this forward-looking ranking of young universities.NUST, founded in 1991, has 9,808 students with a 7.8 student-staff ratio. Of its total enrollment, three percent of the students are international whereas female-male ratio is 27:73. “The 150 Under 50 ranking is led by young, exciting and dynamic institutions – half of the universities in the top 10 are 30 years or under – from nations investing heavily in creating world-class institutions, for example, Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore,” said Phil Bety, editor at the The Times Higher Education.“As the pendulum swings, the traditionally dominant US and UK will have to raise their games to continue to compete in future years.” NUST earned the place because of its outstanding faculty, international outlook, industry income, research and citations. East Asian institutions take four of the next five places. These include Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2nd), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (3rd), Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea (5th) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea (6th).THE 150 Under 50 reveals those nations and regions challenging the traditional dominance of universities located in the US and UK, whose institutions occupy 30 places in the overall ranking. By contrast, Continental European and Asian institutions account for 95 of those placed in THE 150 Under 50, with a further 20 located in Australia or New Zealand, four in Canada and one in Brazil.