One hundred and seventy years ago, Albert Gallatin, the distinguished statesman who served as secretary of the treasury under President Thomas Jefferson, declared his intention to establish in this immense and fast-growing city a system of rational and practical education [...]
École Normale Supérieure, Paris The Ecole normale supérieure (ENS Paris) ranks first – not only in France but in continental Europe as a whole – according to the Times Higher Education Supplement. The ENS has held this preeminent position for [...]
Kyoto University Founded in 1897, Kyoto University has deeply considered its traditions of liberal and academic freedom, educating many. We continue to actively maintain these principles, which are the foundation of academic freedom. Kyoto University places top priority on basic [...]
The University of Tokyo With the aim of becoming the ?World?s Tokyo University,? we are striving to create an institution that contributes to the benefit of all human society. As the twenty-first century moves forward, the pace of change accelerates, [...]
The University of Melbourne The University of Melbourne is an internationally recognised, research intensive university with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, research and community engagement spanning more than 150 years. Melbourne’s outstanding performance in international rankings puts it [...]
One hundred and seventy years ago, Albert Gallatin, the distinguished statesman who served as secretary of the treasury under President Thomas Jefferson, declared his intention to establish in this immense and fast-growing city a system of rational and practical education fitting for all and graciously open to all.
At that time, 1831, most students in American colleges and universities were members of the privileged classes. Albert Gallatin and the Universitys founding fathers planned NYU as a center of higher learning that would be open to all, regardless of national origin, religious beliefs, or social background.
While the Universitys commitment to these ideals remains unchanged, in many ways Albert Gallatin would scarcely recognize NYU today. From a student body of 158, enrollment has grown to nearly 40,000 students attending 14 schools and colleges at six different locations in Manhattan and in over 20 study-abroad countries around the world. Students come from many foreign countries. The faculty, which initially consisted of 14 professors (among them artist and inventor Samuel F. B. Morse), now totals over 3,100 full-time members.
The seal is composed of five emblems that embrace the goals and traditions of NYU. These include the NYU name and founding year. The motto perstare et praestare, to persevere and to excel, underscores the depiction of classic runners and, when combined, they represent the continued pursuit of academic excellence. Finally, there is the upheld torch of the Lady of the Harbor, which signifies NYU in service to the metropolis – New York City
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École Normale Supérieure, Paris
The Ecole normale supérieure (ENS Paris) ranks first – not only in France but in continental Europe as a whole – according to the Times Higher Education Supplement. The ENS has held this preeminent position for years running and is widely considered to be the most selective and most challenging institution of higher learning and research in France.
Founded in 1794, the ENS has long been a national legend. Unrivaled in training leading French intellectuals in all fields the ENS counts amongst its alumni such figures as Henri Bergson, Jean-Paul Sartre, Michel Foucault, Louis Pasteur, Paul Langevin and Laurent Schwartz. In mathematics all French Fields Medals are held by ENS alumni, as are all 12 French Nobel prizes across all disciplines. Since 1945, the ENS has garnered half of the National Research (CNRS) Gold Medals, France’s topmost research award.
Nearly every field of knowledge and research is represented at the ENS. Because of its competitive admittance process, the ENS has the luxury of remaining on a human scale : it counts approximately 2500 students. Most research centers and facilities, even student dormitories, are situated in the historical buildings of the rue d’Ulm, located in the heart of Paris’ student Latin Quarter. Unlike other French universities, the ENS prides itself on fostering a true community of students and a rich campus life. Intellectual and cultural events abound, from conferences, films, concerts and debates, to athletic and social events, to cozy cafÃ©s and welcoming restaurants both inside and nearby school buildings.
Students are selected for their intellectual promise, on the basis of their synthetic and critical faculties, as well as the breadth and depth of their knowledge in one or more academic field, in either the sciences or the humanities. Enrolled students are completing or have just completed their undergraduate studies. Upon matriculation from the ENS, students can obtain the prestigious “ENS Diploma” (an advanced M.A) or a Ph.D. degree.
The ENS is internationally renowned for its outstanding research teams and laboratories, and for excellence in training through research: it fosters creativity and innovation through the best of intellectual environments. Every student engages with the leading French and international academics in his field and benefits from close one-on-one tutorship with the advisor of his choosing. The ENS renowned libraries are another of its many assets; the main humanities library, for instance, has a remarkable collection of open-stack books, a rarity much envied in Paris and in France.
The Ecole normale supérieure is increasingly seeking to recruit outstanding international students. An International Selection process was established in 2002: every spring, twenty foreign students are admitted for a period of three years during which they receive a monthly 1000 euro stipend. Foreign students may enroll for one or more years through one of the many exchange programs, and also apply directly.
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Founded in 1897, Kyoto University has deeply considered its traditions of liberal and academic freedom, educating many. We continue to actively maintain these principles, which are the foundation of academic freedom.
Kyoto University places top priority on basic research, develops advanced technology leading to the acquisition of intellectual property, and then returns this knowledge to society through education, social cooperation, and the opportunity for lifelong education.
In 21st century, people stand at the crossroads of survival in a changing natural environment. Kyoto University understands this struggle as it grapples with the problems of education in man’s future.
Kyoto University has 3 campuses nestled in a basin, which forms the main part of Kyoto, a city which in tradition and culture of which Kyoto University is a part.
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The University of Tokyo
With the aim of becoming the ?World?s Tokyo University,? we are striving to create an institution that contributes to the benefit of all human society. As the twenty-first century moves forward, the pace of change accelerates, and conflicts between technology and society, humankind and the environment, and among cultures are becoming increasingly evident. At the same time, the age of nations is coming to an end, and global competition has inspired a growing awareness of the need for a collective human society. In this era of rapid change, the University of Tokyo intends to contribute to that international goal by reviving the importance of ?knowledge.?
Essentially, knowledge frees human beings. It is a profound source of power that encourages candid human interaction and provides people with vigor as well as liberating them from various limitations. The creation and application of new forms of knowledge will no doubt determine the future direction of human society.
Human society has developed by producing a wide variety of knowledge over its long history. However, the professionalization and segmentation of knowledge that has taken place over more than a century has obscured its true value. This university, the place where knowledge is traditionally accumulated, declares its intention to open itself up to society and serve as a site for fresh creative exchanges and developments.
It is the mission of the University of Tokyo to present to the world a new model for a university that re-establishes faith in knowledge.
It is necessary to transform the university into a vigorous center for the free-flow of intellectual energy. To create such an intellectually dynamic institution, the university will concentrate on maintaining an efficient core, ensuring a just distribution of power, and establishing a flexible interface. The three key words here are ?Autonomy/Distribution/Cooperation.?
At every organisational level, we are tirelessly reassessing current conditions and making reforms where necessary. It is possible to achieve our mission only if the institution constantly strives to develop and enhance new ways of thinking. Following the example of outstanding institutions both inside and outside Japan, it is hoped that every individual at the University of Tokyo will be able to pursue the truly rewarding life of the mind that such an institution ought to provide.
This vibrant intellectual milieu will benefit every member of the University of Tokyo, who can then expect to be involved in the world?s leading creative projects. Let us put into practice the bold claim that we offer the ?best education and research in the world.? Our mission is to educate the next generation of talent that shares in our collective ideal to remain sensitive to others while courageously taking the lead. The University of Tokyo will both promote excellent research and encourage the integration of the latest expertise in all fields. The university will then become a crossroads where academic achievement and social issues meet, and where the models, industries, and academic fields of the future can confidently be developed.
As I assume the presidency of the University of Tokyo, I would like to exhort all members of the university to make every effort to meet the exciting challenge of reviving the importance of knowledge.
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The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is an internationally recognised, research intensive university with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, research and community engagement spanning more than 150 years.
Melbourne’s outstanding performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education globally. It is ranked 37th worldwide on the Times Higher Education scale, 60th worldwide on the Shanghai Jiao Tong scale, and first in Australia on both. It is also ranked fourth in the world for graduate employability by the QS World University Rankings.
Studying at Melbourne means you will join the best and brightest students from over 120 countries in a safe and friendly campus environment. The University offers a wide range of services to all students, including help in finding housing and accommodation, student financial aid, sport and recreation facilities, career and health services, counselling and language and learning skills.
Melbourne offers 10 undergraduate degrees encompassing more than 80 specialised fields of study. On completion of their undergraduate degree, many students head straight into the workforce, while others go on to complete a graduate qualification. There are more than 270 graduate degrees available in fields such as architecture, engineering, dentistry, journalism, law, teaching, nursing, medicine, psychology, research and social work.
On the fringe of the city of Melbourne’s central business district, the University is uniquely placed. It serves as a hub for the Parkville research precinct – one of the world’s leading centres of medical and biotechnological research – and is a vital part of surrounding neighbourhoods such as cosmopolitan Carlton.
State of the art learning spaces, first-class study options and a vibrant on-campus culture mean you are assured of a broad and enriching Melbourne experience. Diversity is valued, multiculturalism is celebrated, and the integrity of the individual is respected.
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Northwestern is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on two lakefront campuses in Evanston and Chicago. By any measure, Northwestern ranks among the premier universities in the nation, combining the resources of a major research university with the intimacy of a small college. The number of undergraduates here is relatively small — only 7,900 — yet, with more than 80 formal academic concentrations in six undergraduate schools, we offer an astonishing range of study.
Northwestern’s excellence is evident in many ways: test scores and class rank of entering students, library holdings, the success of our graduates. What sets us apart from many other large universities, however, is our commitment to undergraduate teaching: Our faculty teach more than 95 percent of the courses on campus, and the opportunities for undergraduates to do research projects or independent study are plentiful.
No matter which school or course of study you choose, you will find that a foundation in the liberal arts is an integral part of your education at Northwestern. Whether you enter the University knowing your major or, like most, are undecided, you will be encouraged to explore in directions both unexpected and exciting.
Our students rarely confine their talent and energy to the classroom. Northwestern’s student-run daily newspaper has received national recognition, and audiences applaud performances featuring our student body. Approximately 250 campus organizations serve the interests and needs of our students.
If you would like to apply to Northwestern or if you would simply like to learn more about the University, keep surfing. We’ve answered some of the more common questions about Northwestern in the links to the left, and we’ve also provided opportunities for you to request more information below. To learn more about the concentrations, special programs, and requirements of our undergraduate programs, follow the links above.
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University of Bristol
University College, Bristol opened in October 1876 with two professors, five lecturers and 99 students. It was the first college in the country to admit men and women on an equal footing. The University’s reputation grew steadily throughout the 1930s, it became known as an institution with formidable academic strengths and an unshakeable commitment to quality – characteristics that are just as apparent now.
The University organises its academic affairs in some 45 departments and 15 research centers which are arranged in art, engineering, science, medicine & dentistry, medical &veterinary science, social science& law faculties. Bristol has a diverse range of academic subjects on offer to prospective students, 46 in total. The level of support for the students is high and many achieve the high standards on which the University’s reputation is built.
The University is internationally distinguished and one of the very best in the UK, thanks to its outstanding staff, superb facilities and talented students. the University?s longstanding reputation for great teaching and internationally distinguished research. No wonder the University of Bristol is at the top of the popularity stakes.
The university is located in the heart of Bristol, one of the UK’s most beautiful and inspiring cities. Most of our 370 buildings are located in the heart of this lively, creative, multicultural city. A short stroll from the University precinct down Park Street with its stylish shops will take you to Bristol’s beautiful Harbourside. There you will find all kinds of diversions, from boats to bars and from cinemas to street art.It’s also a very lively place with a vibrant cultural and social scene. the university is truly international, with students from over 100 countries, meaning the university benefits from an extraordinary diverse culture.
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University of Toronto
The University of Toronto has assembled one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in breadth and depth on any other Canadian campus.
U of T faculty co-author more research articles than their colleagues at any university in the US or Canada other than Harvard. As a measure of impact, U of T consistently ranks alongside the top five U.S. universities whose discoveries are most often cited by other researchers around the world. The U of T faculty are also widely recognized for their teaching strengths and commitment to graduate supervision.
U of T attracts undergraduate, graduate and professional program students from across Canada and abroad. Our students have unique opportunities to learn from top researchers. Off campus, they can enjoy the extraordinary amenities and attractions of the Toronto region, Canada?s pre-eminent urban cluster. On campus, students are able to craft intimate learning communities within a unique undergraduate college system, participate in more than 1000 clubs and co-curricular activities, and compete on a wide variety of intra-mural and inter-collegiate sports teams.
Established in 1827, the University of Toronto today operates in downtown Toronto, Mississauga and Scarborough, as well as in ten renowned academic hospitals.
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The University of Manchester
With a distinguished history of academic achievement and an ambitious agenda for the future, The University of Manchester offers a learning experience rooted in a rich educational heritage and boosted by cutting-edge research and innovation all at the heart of one of the worlds most vibrant and exciting student cities.
Its tradition of success in learning and research stretches back over 180 years. The birth of the modern computer, the splitting of the atom, the founding principles of present-day economics all these and many more world-changing innovations have their roots at The University of Manchester. Today, the university enjoys a global reputation for both its pioneering research and its problem-based approach to learning.
Since 2005, the University has risen in the influential Academic Ranking of World Universities Survey conducted by Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, from 53rd to 41st in the world, and seventh in Europe, confirming it as a progressive and world-class teaching and research institution.
Already a prestigious Russell Group university, Manchester aims to become one of the top 25 universities in the world by 2015 and the preferred destination for the best teachers, researchers and students a goal backed by an ongoing multimillion-pound investment programme in facilities, staff and buildings.
More than 5,800 academic and research staff many leaders in their fields, with international reputations provide stimulating learning environments and excellent standards of teaching. Recent iconic appointments include novelist Martin Amis, political scientist Robert Putnam, and Nobel Laureates, life scientist John Sulston and economist Joseph Stiglitz.
Manchester graduates join a prestigious hall of fame, including 23 Nobel Prize winners among the institutions current and former staff and students. A worldwide community of 230,000 graduates can be found in top positions in every imaginable field, including Terry Leahy, chief executive of Tesco; former Secretary General of Amnesty International Irene Khan; writer/performer Meera Syal, and musicians The Chemical Brothers.
Employers actively target University of Manchester graduates, giving excellent job prospects. Manchester offers countless exciting personal development opportunities and professional careers advice from a university careers service that has consistently been voted the best in the UK by graduate recruiters.
One of the top research universities in the UK, The University of Manchester is at the forefront of the search for solutions to some of the worlds most pressing problems, boasting strong collaborative links with industry and the public services, and making a real difference through its international research centres, which explore a diverse range of topics. The latest independent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), published in December 2008, ranked an impressive 65% of research activity at the University as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*), and the University was rated third in the UK in terms of research power.
With a friendly campus packed with excellent facilities, situated on the doorstep of Britains number one student city, The University of Manchester is one of Britains most forward-thinking universities, which builds on its success year on year and invites its students to do the same.
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230,000 alumni in 200 countries
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University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong is the territory’s oldest university, and with a history that stretches back more than 90 years, it has grown with and helped shape the city from which it takes its name.
Today, HKU, as it is fondly called, is a dynamic, comprehensive, university of world-class standing. With ten Faculties and numerous research centres, its reputation as a centre of intellectual excellence is recognised around the world. We will continue to build on our strengths with innovative research and teaching, producing well-rounded graduates with outstanding leadership qualities.
The University of Hong Kong, as a pre-eminent international university in Asia, seeks to sustain and enhance its excellence as an institution of higher learning through outstanding teaching and world-class research so as to produce well-rounded graduates with lifelong abilities to provide leadership within the societies they serve.
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is Hong Kong’s first and foremost tertiary institution. Founded in 1911 and as a pre-eminent international university in Asia, the University seeks to sustain and enhance its excellence as an institution of higher learning through outstanding teaching and world-class research so as to produce well-rounded graduates with lifelong abilities to provide leadership within the societies they serve.
Today, the University has more than 20,500 students and 2,250 academic staff.
World-Class Comprehensive Research University
HKU has won a proud reputation as a world-class comprehensive research university. It offers internationally recognized qualifications and it is renowned for its academic and research excellence worldwide. As an English-medium university in China, HKU also offers researchers unique opportunities to bridge cultures and continents, and to explore more on China-related studies. Both taught and research programmes are offered in a wide range of disciplines. There are ten faculties and around 35 independent units that engage in multi-disciplinary teaching and research.
HKU exhibits a friendly, multicultural environment and supports multiple learning opportunities to enrich students’ learning experiences. The University recruits excellent academic staff locally and internationally, and about 45% of academic staff are drawn from overseas, mostly from leading universities in the United Kingdom, North America, Australia, and a number of Asian countries. It also attracts outstanding students from all over the world, with around 10% international students from more than 40 countries.
Fostering a whole-person approach to education, HKU believes that learning about life is just as important for students as academic learning. It particularly encourages contact with the outside world and other cultures through active participation in international exchange and collaborations. It has intensified links and extensive collaborations with more than 400 counterparts in the Mainland and around the globe.
The University offers computing and network services 24-hours around-the-clock and its Libraries deploy a full range of modern library and latest digital technologies to make enormous library collections conveniently accessible online. The Language Centre offers courses in various languages for students to improve their language proficiency and the University Health Service provides primary health care and preventive services as well as subsidized dental service.
Comprehensive sports and recreational facilities are easily accessible, such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, multi-purpose sports centre, track and field, and tennis courts. There are over 110 independent student clubs and societies available for students to mingle and develop their interests. HKU also offers accommodation on- and off-campus, with rooms and flats all being air-conditioned and fully furnished. Banks, restaurants, bookstore and many facilities, like study room, computer room, music room, TV and games room, laundry room, can also be found on-campus.
Hong Kong is situated at the south-eastern tip of China and ideally positioned at the centre of rapidly developing East Asia. It is a modern, vibrant and dazzling cosmopolitan city that offers a stimulating lifestyle and an international outlook. Being a regional hub for business, transport, tourism, communications and education, and with world-class infrastructure and information network, Hong Kong has propelled itself as an Asia?s world city. It has a distinctive blend of Eastern and Western cultures, and has long been served as the world?s gateway to China both for business and leisure.
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