Here are the best modern universities in Australia

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Australia is fast earning itself a reputation as being a university powerhouse.

This year it is the most-represented country on the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Rankings for 2015, a list of the world’s 100 best universities under 50 years old.

It is the first time Australia has taken out the top position, with 16 Australian institutions making the top 100.

Last year Australia shared the top spot with the UK, which this year came in second among the 15 universities featured.

Australia is expected to continue to maintain a strong presence on the list for years to come, with the founding years of the listed universities spanning across the last five decades.

New South Wales and Victoria featured the most universities, closely followed by Western Australia. No universities in Tasmania or the ACT made the list.

Here are the best young Australian universities to make the cut.

The University of Technology, New South Wales. Ranked 21.

The University of Newcastle, New South Wales. Ranked 30.

The University of Wollongong, New South Wales. Ranked 31.

Queensland University of Technology, Queensland. Ranked 33.

The University of South Australia, South Australia. Ranked 35.

Deakin University, Victoria. Ranked 45.

Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory. Ranked 48.

University of Western Sydney, New South Wales. Ranked 56.

Murdoch University, Western Australia. Ranked 65.

Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria. Ranked 65.

La Trobe University, Victoria. Ranked 75.

Flinders University, South Australia. Ranked 77.

Curtin University, Western Australia. Ranked 81.

Griffith University, Queensland. Ranked 82.

Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. Ranked 90.

RMIT University, Victoria. Ranked 97.

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