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Imperial College London is a science-based university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research.Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines.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.
Choose Manchester and you'll put yourself ahead of the competition when the time comes to begin your career. With an award-winning careers service and courses built with students" employability in mind it's no surprise that 94% of Manchester graduates go straight into jobs or further study. Manchester is part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities and its research and teaching quality is recognised across the globe.
Over the last 600 years, the University of St Andrews has established a reputation as one of the world's leading research and teaching centres. Today, the university offers a flexible degree structure based on students' choice of subject specialism or research, creating an environment which nurtures inquisitive minds and a culture of shared learning.
The University of Bath received its Royal Charter in 1966 and is now firmly established as a top ten UK university with a reputation for research and teaching excellence.Students are attracted by Bath sexcellent academic reputation, outstanding graduate employment record, world-class sports facilities, and the wide array of other social, recreational and personal development opportunities the university offers.
Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK and was ranked within the top 50 universities in the world in the QS World University rankings 2016. Bristol aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in their chosen career in a competitive global market.
Sheffield is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities.The university's outstanding performance for excellent teaching and research, as part of a genuinely global community, is consistently confirmed by international independent assessments.The University is rated 84th in world in the 2016 QS World University Rankings.
The University of Edinburgh is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities. Edinburgh receives approximately 50,000 applications every year, making it the fourth most popular university in the UK by volume of applicants. After St Andrews, it is the most difficult university to gain admission into in Scotland, and 9th overall in the UK.
The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's four ancient universities. It was founded in 1451. The University was part of the Scottish Enlightenment during the 18th century. It is currently a member of Universitas 21, the international network of research universities, and the Russell Group.
UCL is London's leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 11,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different countries. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any class, religion, and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men.
Warwick is one of the UK's leading universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation, and for links with business and industry. Warwick is a world-leading university with the highest academic and research standards. Warwick provides a tireless yet supportive environment in which students can make an impact.Warwick is ranked highly in the lists of great UK and world universities.
For more than 250 years, Columbia has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world. At the core of its wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries and service to society.
Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, the university has a responsibility unique within the Ivy League to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in its state, the nation, the world.
Since its founding in 1701, Yale has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations.Yale's reach is both local and international. It partners with its hometown of New Haven, Connecticut to strengthen the city's community and economy. And it engages with people and institutions across the globe.
Purdue University is a public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana and is the main campus of the Purdue University system. Purdue is a member of the Big Ten Conference and enrols the second largest student body of any university in Indiana, as well as the fourth largest international student population of any university in the United States.
Founded in 1868, Berkeley is the oldest of the ten research universities in the University of California system, and is often cited as the top public university in the United States and around the world. Berkeley is a founding member of the Association of American Universities and continues to have very high research activity.
For nearly 100 years, UCLA has been a pioneer, persevering through impossibility, turning the futile into the attainable.The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2015 - 2016 ranked UCLA 16th in the world for academics and 13th in the world for reputation.UCLA enrols about 31,000 undergraduate and 13,000 graduate students, and had 119,000 applicants for Fall 2016, including transfer applicants, the most applicants for any American university.
Founded in 1831, NYU is considered one of the world's most influential research universities. University rankings compiled by Times Higher Education, U.S. News & World Report, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities all rank NYU amongst the top 32 universities in the world. NYU is a fundamental part of the creativity, energy and vibrancy that is Manhattan, located with its core in Greenwich Village, and its campuses based throughout New York City.
Northwestern is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.Composed of twelve schools and colleges, Northwestern offers 124 undergraduate degrees and 145 graduate and professional degrees. Northwestern is a large research university with a comprehensive doctoral program and it attracts over $650 million in sponsored research each year.
One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since our 1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.
The University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy League research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Incorporated as The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn is one of 14 founding members of the Association of American Universities and one of the nine original colonial colleges.Over its history, the university has also produced many distinguished alumni. These include 14 heads of state (including two U.S. Presidents)and 25 billionaires - the most of any university in the world at the undergraduate level.
With some 300 buildings, 40,000 students, 250,000 living alumni, and a reputation for excellence that reaches around the globe, McGill has carved out a spot among the world's greatest universities. McGill ranks at number 30 in the world and has the highest number of Rhodes scholars and Nobel Prize winners among any Canadian university.
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.
Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada's leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. We are proud to be one of the world's top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate. Students can learn from and work with preeminent thought leaders through the university's multidisciplinary network of teaching and research faculty, alumni and partners.
In the heart of Waterloo Region, at the forefront of innovation, the University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research and inspired teaching. At the hub of a growing network of global partnerships, Waterloo will shape the future by building bridges with industry and between disciplines, institutions and communities. From quantum computing and nanotechnology to clinical psychology, engineering and health sciences research, ideas that change the world are at the heart of who the university is.
The university operates six academic faculties: the DeGroote School of Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Social Science, and Science. It is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada.The university ranked 4th among Canadian universities and 94th in the world per the 2015-2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
UAlberta is a Top 5 Canadian university and one of the Top 100 in the world, home to more than 500 graduate programs, 200 undergraduate programs and 450 active student groups. The University of Alberta is a major economic driver in Alberta. The university's impact on the Alberta economy is an estimated $12.3 billion annually, or five per cent of the province's gross domestic product.
The University of Calgary was ranked #1 in both Canada and North America by the QS World Universities Ranking (Top 50 under 50) and the Times Higher Education Rankings (Top 150 under 50) in 2016. Its enrollment is approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students with over 155,000 alumni in 152 countries, including James Gosling, OC who invented the Java computer language, former Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper. A member of the U15, The University of Calgary is also one of Canada's top research universities (based on the number of Canada Research Chairs) and has recently partnered with the University of Edinburgh to collaborate on joint student programs and research.
ANU is a world-leading university in Australia's capital city, Canberra. Our location points to our unique history, ties to the Australian Government and special standing as a resource for the Australian people. The university's focus on research as an asset, and an approach to education, ensures its graduates are in demand the world-over for their abilities to understand, and apply vision and creativity to addressing complex contemporary challenges.
Founded in 1850, it is Australia's first university and is regarded as one of the country's leading universities. The university comprises 16 faculties and schools, through which it offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. Its campus is ranked in the top 10 of the world's most beautiful universities by the British Daily Telegraph and The Huffington Post, spreading across the inner-city suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington.
The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia's leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world's top 50. Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city's cultural scene.
UNSW offers an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. We attract talented students from across Australia and around the world. UNSW's 50,000-plus students come from 128 countries, making it one of Australia's most cosmopolitan universities. The university's emphasis on quality continues to push up entry standards with record demand from the State's top school leavers.
The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's leading research and teaching institutions. Queensland strives for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. UQ ranks in the top 50 as measured by the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. The University also ranks 51 in the QS World University Rankings, 52 in the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings, 60 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 55 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
The University of Adelaide is a public university located in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the third-oldest university in Australia. The University is associated with five Nobel laureates and 104 Rhodes scholars. It is a member of the Group of Eight and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The University is also a member of the Sandstone universities, which mostly consist of Colonial-era Universities within Australia.
Monash is a member of Australia's Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia's eight leading research Universities, a member of the ASAIHL, and is the only Australian member of the influential M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies. Monash is one of two Australian universities to be ranked in the École des Mines de Paris (Mines ParisTech) ranking based on the number of alumni listed among CEOs in the 500 largest worldwide companies. Monash enrolls over 48,000 undergraduate and almost 21,000 graduate students. It also has more applicants than any university in the state of Victoria.
UWA is a research-intensive university and one of the internationally recognised Australian Group of Eight. UWA attracts the highest level of research income of any Western Australian university with more than 70 per cent of all national competitive funding to the state coming to UWA. Since 2012, UWA has appeared in the top 100 universities in Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s internationally recognised Academic Ranking of World Universities and consistently appears in the top 1% of universities as judged in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the QS rankings.