This new decade holds many promising opportunities for international students who are ready to take a bold step. One such opportunity is taking the chance to make your dream come true by applying to study in any of the highest-ranking universities in the world. This ranking is based on Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2020.
Let’s take a quick look at the universities that top the list this year, shall we?
- University of Oxford
- California Institute of Technology
- University of Cambridge
- Standford University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Let’s get some more insight into each of the aforementioned institutions.
1. University of Oxford -UK
As the oldest university in the English speaking world, it is also the world’s second-oldest surviving university. It is home to the largest library system in the UK. Similarly, as a modern, research-driven university, Oxford recently ranked number one in the world for medicine. As a matter of fact, if it’s Medical Sciences division was a university in its own right, it would be the 4th largest in the UK. It is also among the top 10 universities globally for life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities.
2. California Institute of Technology, CalTech- US
Caltech has a competitive admissions process ensuring that only a small number of the most gifted students are admitted. It places a strong emphasis on science and technology teaching and research. It is, therefore no surprise that Caltech has a high research output and many high-quality facilities, on campus and globally. These include the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Caltech Seismological Laboratory and the International Observatory Network. It is the 2nd of the highest-ranking universities in the world.
3. University of Cambridge- UK
Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research institution. The university is home to over 100 libraries, which, holds more than 15 million books in total. It also owns 9 arts, scientific and cultural museums and a botanical garden that are open to the public throughout the year. Cambridge is split into 31 autonomous colleges where students receive small group teaching sessions known as college supervisions.
4. Standford University- US
Since opening in 1891, Stanford’s faculty and students have worked to improve the health and wellbeing of people around the world through the discovery and application of knowledge. Breakthroughs at Stanford include the first successful heart-lung transplant, the debut of the computer mouse, and the development of digital music. Similarly, companies founded by Stanford affiliates and alumni generate more than $2.7 trillion annual revenue, which would be the 10th largest economy in the world.
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT- US
As the 5th of the highest-ranking universities in the world, notable scientific discoveries and technological advances are accredited to MIT. They include the first chemical synthesis of penicillin, the development of radar, and the discovery of quarks. There’s also the invention of magnetic core memory, which enabled the development of digital computers.
There’s no gainsaying that knowledge is power. Imagine how transformational it would be to gain knowledge at one of the highest ranking universities in the world. Undoubtedly, you’d be earning from the best.