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Massachusetts Institute of Technology — a coeducational, privately endowed research university founded in 1861 — is dedicated to advancing knowledge and educating students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. Learn more about MIT. Through MITx, the Institute furthers its commitment to improving education worldwide.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
The University of California, Berkeley, was chartered in 1868, and its flagship campus — envisioned as a "City of Learning" — was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Berkeley faculty consists of 1,629 full-time and 896 part-time faculty members dispersed among more than 130 academic departments and more than 100 interdisciplinary research units. Berkeley alumni have received 31 Nobel prizes, and there are nine Nobel Laureates, and four Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty.
Educating students, providing care for patients, conducting groundbreaking research, and serving the needs of Texans and the nation for more than 130 years, The University of Texas System is one of the largest public university systems in the United States, with nine academic universities and six health science centers. Student enrollment exceeded 215,000 in the 2013 academic year. The U. T. System confers more than one-third of the state’s undergraduate degrees and educates nearly three-fourths
The Australian National University (ANU) is a celebrated place of intensive research, education and policy engagement. Our research has always been central to everything we do, shaping a holistic learning experience that goes beyond the classroom, giving students access to researchers who are among the best in their fields and to opportunities for development around Australia and the world.
Boston University’s impact extends far beyond our campus in the heart of Boston. Our students, faculty, and alumni travel around the globe to study, teach, and become immersed in the communities in which they live. As one of the world’s leading research universities, Boston University is currently engaged in more than 340 separate research, service, and educational programs and projects. Today, BU is the fourth-largest private university in the country and a member of the American Association of
Curtin University is Western Australia's largest and most culturally diverse university, with over 50,000 students from over 130 countries. As a world-class, internationally focused institution, Curtin’s mission is to change minds, lives and the world through leadership, innovation and excellence in teaching and research.
Delft University of Technology is the largest and oldest technological university in the Netherlands. Our research is inspired by the desire to increase fundamental understanding, as well as by societal challenges. We encourage our students to be independent thinkers so they will become engineers capable of solving complex problems. Our students have chosen Delft University of Technology because of our reputation for quality education and research.
Georgetown University, the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university, is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. Students receive a world-class learning experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures and beliefs.
RWTH Aachen University is among the leading technical universities in Europe measured by its academic output, the quality of its graduates, and by the quantity of its external funding. A unique location in the center of Europe bordering Belgium and the Netherlands induces an international and technology driven climate for Aachen as a University City as well as for the whole region. Founded in 1870 RWTH holds 260 institutes in nine faculties and has more than 42,000 Students, about 7,000 of whom
Sorbonne University is a world-class research university, presenting the comprehensive disciplinary range of arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and medicine. Sorbonne University is at the crossroads of diverse types of knowledge and capable of responding to the intellectual and scientific challenges of the 21st century.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is committed to education and preparing students to becoming global citizens through quality learning and teaching. We are internationally known for our excellence in professional education and innovative research.
The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, is one of the world’s premier teaching and research institutions. Striving for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge UQ ranks in the top 50 Universities as measured by the QS World University Rankings. UQ is one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21 and a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities. UQ is recognised for its world standard specialised research and teac
The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia’s third oldest university and has a strong reputation for excellence in research and teaching. The University is known for its dedication to the discovery of new knowledge and preparing the educated leaders of tomorrow. It has over 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first Indigenous winner,
The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC's West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.
The University System of Maryland (USM) is Maryland's system of public higher education. Its members include all public universities in the state, with the exception of Morgan State University and St. Mary's College. In addition to its 12 degree-granting universities, the USM includes one research institution and three regional higher education centers. Our 12 institutions offer more than 1,400 academic programs to more than 176,000 students at multiple sites throughout the state and worldwide.
Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. As a comprehensive public research university, ASU is measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve.
Berklee Online is the online extension school of Berklee College of Music, delivering access to Berklee’s acclaimed curriculum from anywhere in the world. Berklee Online's award-winning online courses, multi-course certificate programs, and Bachelor of Professional Studies degrees are accredited and taught by the college's world-renowned faculty, providing lifelong learning opportunities to people interested in music and working in the music industry.
Located in historic Providence, R.I., and founded in 1764, Brown University is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution and the seventh-oldest college in the United States.
Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering research and education institution, where extraordinary people seek answers to complex questions, discover new knowledge, lead innovation, and transform our future. Caltech's mission is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. The Institute's professorial, research, and other faculty investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial, interd
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis.
Cornell University, a world renowned and diverse Ivy League institution, is a community of scholars known for intellectual rigor and engaged in deep and broad research, teaching tomorrow's thought leaders to think otherwise, care for others, and create and disseminate knowledge with a public purpose. Once called "the first American university" by educational historian Frederick Rudolph, Cornell represents a distinctive mix of eminent scholarship and democratic ideals.
Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading professional schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.
Established in 1837, Davidson College provides one of the nation’s most intellectually rigorous undergraduate experiences. Davidson’s renowned faculty and innovative transdisciplinary programs have earned the college distinction as one of the most research-active liberal arts institutions in the country, as well as consistent national recognition for overall quality, faculty-student research collaboration, and teaching. Through The Davidson Trust, Davidson became the first liberal arts instituti
EPFL is the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. The past decade has seen EPFL ascend to the very top of European institutions of science and technology: it is ranked #1 in Europe in the field of engineering by the Times Higher Education (based on publications and citations), Leiden Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
ETH Zurich is one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences. It is well-known for its excellent education, ground-breaking fundamental research and for putting its new findings directly into practice. It offers researchers an inspiring working environment and its students a comprehensive education.
IIT Bombay, established in 1958, has emerged as a leading Institute in India. It is globally recognized for its quality education and strong research programs. Admissions are made through national competitive entrance examinations, considered to be the toughest in India. Its residential campus is home to over 8000 students, 500 faculty members, 14 departments, 6 centres, and 3 inter-disciplinary programs.
Imperial College London is a community of problem-solvers dedicated to finding innovative solutions to the world's biggest challenges. Located in the heart of London, Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges.
Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of international master’s programmes, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research.
Founded in 1897, Kyoto University is acknowledged as one of the most accomplished research-oriented universities in Asia. The validity of that reputation is testified by the accolades conferred on our alumni researchers, most notably eight Nobel Prize laureates who undertook vital research during their time at the university. In addition to those awards, several other Kyoto University faculty members have received respected accolades, including two Fields Medalists and one recipient of the Gauss
Founded in Montreal, Quebec, in 1821, McGill is a leading Canadian post-secondary institution. It has two campuses, 11 Faculties, 11 professional schools, 300 programs of study and some 39,000 students, including more than 9,300 graduate students. McGill attracts students from over 150 countries around the world, its 8,200 international students making up 21 per cent of the student body. Almost half of McGill students claim a first language other than English, including approximately 40 per cent
Peking University is determined to make its education openly accessible to students in China and around the world. With over 3000 faculty members, Peking University offers excellence in teaching and learning. Founded in 1898, Peking University (PKU) was the first national comprehensive university in China. Peking University's faculty includes 63 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 9 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and 17 members of the Third World Academy of Science
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Its educational mission is to prepare students to pursue meaningful lives and to help address the challenges of the future. As a global research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in
Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation's top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 graduate students, Rice's undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college sys
Seoul National University, Korea’s first national university and the indisputable leader of higher education in Korea, wants to share creative knowledge and experiences. SNU has produced fruitful achievements in various fields, ranging from business, politics, natural science, technology, and the arts. The mission of SNU is to create a vibrant intellectual community where students and scholars join together in building the future.
Stanford Online is Stanford’s online learning portal, offering learners around the world access to Stanford’s extended education, professional development, and lifelong learning opportunities. Our robust catalog of credit-bearing, professional, and free and open content provides a variety of ways to expand your learning, advance your career, and enhance your life.
Technische Universität München (TUM) ranks as one of Europe's leading universities. It placed first among German universities in the International Shanghai Ranking, in both 2011 and 2012, and is one of the few to hold the title of Excellence University. Our researchers are committed to finding solutions to the major challenges facing society: health & nutrition, energy & natural resources, environment & climate, information & communication, mobility & infrastructure. TUM is based in Munich, amid
The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is one of the nation’s leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. It offers degrees through the Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, S
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (www.ust.hk) is a world-class international research university excelling in science, technology and business as well as humanities and social science. Internationally renowned for its academic rigor and accomplishments, the University promotes interdisciplinary studies and provides holistic education, nurturing well-rounded graduates with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, innovative thinking and relevant skills to thrive in a knowledge e
Our 17 faculties across three campuses in Singapore – Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram – provide a rigorous broad-based curriculum underscored by cross-faculty enrichment. We have pioneered many innovative academic programmes which include student exchange, entrepreneurial internships at 12 NUS Overseas Colleges, as well as double, joint and concurrent degree programmes with some of the world’s best universities. Close to 40,000 students from 100 countries enrich our vibrant and diverse campus
The University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) is a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public institution that provides opportunity for all. This young university has made its mark regionally, nationally and internationally. Named in the top 15 research universities worldwide, UC San Diego fosters a culture of collaboration that sparks discoveries, advances society and drives economic impact.
Since 1583 the University of Edinburgh has been at the forefront of innovation in education and research. Ranked 20th in the world, we have been an international leader in online learning since our first online degree launched in 2005.
The University of Iceland is a progressive comprehensive research university situated in the heart of Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik. The University is dedicated to providing high quality programmes, developing effective teaching methods, integrating teaching and research, and providing learners opportunities to engage in authentic project-based learning in cooperation with Icelandic society and industry. The University of Iceland focuses on research as the driving force of new knowledge and
The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.
The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity. The university aims to provide its students with a rich and varied academic environment that ensures opportunities for both intellectual development and the acquisition of professional knowledge and ski
Tsinghua University, founded in 1911, is one of the most prestigious universities in Asia. Tsinghua University consists of 19 schools and 55 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, social sciences, architecture, management, law, medicine, arts and design. As China’s leading institution of advanced learning, Tsinghua is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and social services. Tsinghua has approximately 3,200 faculty members and over 35,000 students, including 3
The Universitat Politècnica de Valencia (UPV) is a public educational institution that offers modern, flexible degrees designed to meet the demands of society, as well as official postgraduate programmes that are subject to demanding educational quality control systems.
Founded in 1425, UCLouvain is one of Europe’s oldest universities. The university attracts more than 30,000 students every year – including 19% of international students from more than 120 countries – from bachelor’s level to doctorate and adult continuing education, in all disciplines. As a university with seven campuses in Wallonia and in Brussels, UCLouvain is ranked first among Belgium’s French-speaking universities (QS World University Ranking).
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is home to academic innovators and adventure-seekers. Researchers worldwide know it as America’s Arctic university. Our first-class faculty integrate teaching, research and public service into all they do, creating a center for groundbreaking science, education and the arts, with an emphasis on the circumpolar North and its diverse peoples.
Cambridge University has been discovering, challenging and inspiring for over 800 years. Its students and researchers are bold and innovative thinkers, passionate about learning and about contributing to the world around us. Journeys of discovery that led to splitting the atom and understanding the structure of DNA are today helping to tackle the world’s most urgent problems, from mitigating climate change to preventing the next pandemic to solving societal inequalities.
One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since its 1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to its Hyde Park and international campuses. Students in the undergraduate College broaden their perspectives on world issues in the rigorous Core curriculum. Graduate programs include four divisions, six professional schools, and the Graham School of Continuing Liberal Arts an
Established in 1911, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) is the territory's oldest institute of higher learning. For more than a century, the University has committed itself to creating knowledge, providing education, and serving society. It has grown with Hong Kong and generations of our graduates have helped shape the city from which the university takes its name. Today, HKU is internationally renowned as a research-led comprehensive university, with frontier research endeavours and scholarly ac
The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an international research university whose distinctive educational mission is at once rigorously intellectual, unapologetically moral in orientation, and firmly committed to service for the common good.
Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. It has been at the forefront of understanding the world – and shaping it – for centuries. Students at Oxford enjoy studying at an internationally renowned university with a centuries-old reputation for innovation and outstanding academic achievement. For the intensity, breadth, quality and impact of its research, Oxford has few peers in the world. Research activity extends from the study of the formation of the Universe and the dev
The University of Pennsylvania is an Ivy League institution with 12 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools in Philadelphia, serving a diverse community of more than 20,000 students from around the world. Ranked consistently among the top ten universities in the United States, Penn dates its founding to 1740 and is often considered the first university to offer both graduate and undergraduate studies.
Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is a vibrant and diverse academic community. It includes 80,000 students, 12,000 colleagues holding faculty appointments, 200 librarians, and 6,000 staff members across three distinctive campuses and at many partner sites, including world-renowned hospitals. With over 800 undergraduate programs, 150 graduate programs, and 40 professional programs, U of T attracts students of the highest calibre, from across Canada and from 160 countries around the w
Since 1875, Wellesley College has been the preeminent liberal arts college for women. Known for its intellectual rigor and its remarkable track record for the cultivation of women leaders in every arena, Wellesley—only 12 miles from Boston—is home to some 2300 undergraduates from every state and 75 countries.