Top 10 universities in the world
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, often cited as one of the world’s most prestigious universities. It is founded in 1861. The Institute is traditionally known for its research and education in the physical sciences and engineering, and more recently in biology, economics, linguistics, and management as well. There mission is to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.
Stanford University is a private research university in Stanford, California, adjacent to Palo Alto and between San Jose and San Francisco. They enrolls more than 8,000 graduate and professional school students studying in some 65 departments. The university was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr. There are three academic schools that have both undergraduate and graduate students and another four professional schools. Students compete in 36 varsity sports, and the university is one of two private institutions in the Division I FBS Pac-12 Conference.
Harvard University is established in 1636.It is Established originally by the Massachusetts legislature and soon thereafter named for John Harvard. In Harvard 13,000 students are enrolled in one or more courses in the Harvard Extension School. Over 14,000 people work at Harvard, including more than 2,000 faculty. The nominal cost of attendance is high, but the University’s large endowment allows it to offer generous financial aid packages. It operates several arts, cultural, and scientific museums, alongside the Harvard Library, which is the world’s largest academic and private library system, comprising 79 individual libraries with over 18 million volumes.
University of Cambridge
It is the most prestigious universities in the world which is founded in 1209 and given royal charter status by King Henry III in 1231. Its famous Colleges and University buildings attract visitors from all over the world. But the University’s museums and collections also hold many treasures which give an exciting insight into some of the scholarly activities. Teaching consists not only of lectures, seminars and practical classes led by people who are world experts in their field, but also more personalised teaching arranged through the Colleges.
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
The California Institute of Technology is a private doctorate-granting university located in Pasadena, California, United States. It is founded by Amos G. Throop in 1891. The mission of the California Institute of Technology is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. Caltech alumni and faculty include 34 Nobel Prizes , 1 Fields Medalist, 6 Turing Award winners, 4 Chief Scientists of the U.S. Air Force and 71 have won the United States National Medal of Science or Technology.
University of Oxford
The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England. Oxford attracts students and scholars from across the globe, with almost a quarter of our students from overseas. More than 130 nationalities are represented among a student population of over 18,000. Oxford is a collegiate university, with 39 self-governing colleges. The university is made up of a variety of institutions, including 38 constituent colleges and a full range of academic departments which are organised into four divisions. Oxford has educated many notable alumni, including 28 Nobel laureates, 27 Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom, and many heads of state and government around the world.
UCL (University College London)
UCL is a research university in England. It is Established in 1826 as London University. It is the third-largest university in the United Kingdom. In this university approximately 25% of students spend some time in another country as part of their degree programme. UCL ranks highly in national and international league tables and its graduates rank among the most employable in the world. UCL alumni include the “Father of the Nation” of each of India, Kenya and Mauritius, the founders of Ghana, modern Japan and Nigeria, the inventor of the telephone, and one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA.
ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
ETH is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics university in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. ETH Zurich’s 16 departments offer Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programs in engineering and natural sciences. The language of instruction in the Bachelor programs is German, whereas English is the common languge on the graduate level. Zurich has a metropolitan flair, excellent sports facilities, an extensive range of cultural and recreational offerings
University of Chicago
The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. The university, established in 1890. Chicago is also well known for its professional schools, which include the Pritzker School of Medicine, the Booth School of Business, the Law School, the School of Social Service Administration, the Harris School of Public Policy Studies, the Divinity School and the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies. They have around 15,000 enrolled overall.
Imperial College London
Imperial College London is the only UK university to focus entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business. Its founder, Prince Albert, envisioned an area comprising the Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall, and the Imperial Institute. The main campus is located in South Kensington. Imperial is consistently placed among the top universities in the world. In 2017, it ranked 8th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.