Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.
UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities.
Founded in 1963, we are a university that is as firmly rooted in Chinese culture as it is positioned in modern civilized society. After half a century of growth and development, we have become a comprehensive research university, a regional leader with a global reputation.
Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities. The university is globally recognised for research, development and high-quality teaching, attracting some of the world's leading thinkers to work and study here.
The Australian National University (ANU) is a celebrated place of intensive research, education and policy engagement. ANU is home to an interconnected community of scholars. The University is located in the heart of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
The University of Pennsylvania dates its founding to 1740, when a prominent evangelist, George Whitefield, and others established an educational trust fund and began construction of a large school building at Fourth and Arch streets in Philadelphia. The building was designed as a charity school for the children of working-class Philadelphians and as a house of worship for Whitefield's followers. Foundations were laid, and the walls of the "New Building," as it was called, began to rise. The cost, however, was much greater than the available resources, and the project went unfinished for a decade.
Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851. The school has campuses in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, & Doha, Qatar. NU's approximately 190,000 alumni include leaders in government, law, science, education, medicine, & performing arts.
Founded in 1898, Peking University was originally known as the Imperial University of Peking. It was the first national university covering comprehensive disciplines in China, and has been a leading institution of higher education in China since its establishment. It also served as the highest administration for education at the beginning of its founding.
The University of Tokyo, also known as "Todai" was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, Todai 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 skills.
In 1905, Yu Youren and Shao Lizi left Zhendan Public School to support Ma Xiangbo in founding Fudan Public School in Wusong. The schools name was chosen from the Biography of Yuxia in the Classic of History, where the two characters fù (return) and dàn (dawn) are found in the lines Auspicious clouds are splendid, they gather and fill the sky; Brilliant are the sunshine and moonlight, again the morning glory after the night. The original meaning was the pursuit of greatness, and it implies self-run education and the revival of China. Ma Xiangbo and Yanfu each held the post of school president. Li Denghui was president from 1913 until 1936. During his 23-year tenure, Fudan developed into a distinguished private university renowned for developing applied skills in the fields of business, economics, news reporting, education, and civil engineering, with a complete program from middle school through graduate school.
King´s College London is one of England´s oldest and most prestigious university institutions: a multi-faculty research-led university college based in the heart of London with over 19,700 students, of whom more than 6,200 are postgraduates. It is ranked as one of the world´s top 25 universities.
EPFL is a prestigious institute of technology, located in full view of the alps on the north side of Lake Geneva, one of Europe's most beautiful spots. From its foundation in 1853, EPFL has evolved into a n internationally renowned institution that attrats the best intellects in the world.
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, we have a responsibilityunique within the Ivy Leagueto make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world. Cornell is a community of scholars, known for intellectual rigor and engaged in deep and broad research, teaching tomorrows thought leaders to think otherwise, care for others, and create and disseminate knowledge with a public purpose.
McGill University is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. McGill was founded in 1821 thanks to a generous bequest by James McGill, and since then, it grown from a small college to a bustling university with two campuses, 11 faculties, some 300 programs of study, and more than 37,500 students. The University also partners with four affiliated teaching hospitals to graduate over 1,000 health care professionals each year.
Established in 1991, HKUST carries a vision to be a leading university with strong local commitment and significant international impact. Located in Hong Kong, the international center that is right at the doorstep of the world's new economic powerhouse, China, HKUST Business School is characterized by a genuine blend of East meeting West.
Kyoto University is the second oldest Japanese university, one of the highest ranked universities in Asia and one of Japan's National Seven Universities. One of Asia's leading research-oriented institutions, Kyoto University is famed for producing world-class researchers, including eight Nobel Prize laureates, two Fields medalists and one Gauss Prize. The university has been consistently ranked the second best institute in Japan since 2008 in various independent university ranking schemes.
The University of California, San Diego is a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public institution that provides opportunity for all. Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide, a culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact.
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a world class centre for its concentration of teaching and research across the full range of the social, political and economic sciences. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, LSE has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence.
The University of Toronto offers a vast number of courses in seemingly countless subjects, allowing students to create a university experience based on their personal interests and future goals. You will participate in classes taught by leaders in the field and join a community of scholars who enrich your education along the way.
The University of Hong Kong (or HKU, as it is familiarly known to students, staff and alumni) is the oldest tertiary education institution in Hong Kong. On March 16, 1910, Sir Frederick Lugard, the then Governor of Hong Kong, laid the foundation stone for the University. Today, HKU has gained international recognition for its accomplishments as a research-led comprehensive university. In 2003, during the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), HKU medical researchers became the first in the world to identify the coronavirus that caused the SARS.