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Yale University Guides and Basic information

Yale University was founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School in the home of Abraham Pierson, its first rector, in Killingworth, Connecticut. In 1716 the school moved to New Haven and, with the generous gift by Elihu Yale of nine bales of goods, 417 books, and a portrait and arms of King George I, was renamed Yale College in 1718. Yale embarked on a steady expansion, establishing the Medical Institution (1810), Divinity School (1822), Law School (1843), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (1847), the School of Fine Arts (1869), and School of Music (1894). In 1887 Yale College became Yale University. It continued to add to its academic offerings with the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (1900), School of Nursing (1923), School of Drama (1955), School of Architecture (1972), and School of Management (1974).

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As Yale enters its fourth century, it’s goal is to become a truly global university?educating leaders and advancing the frontiers of knowledge not simply for the United States, but for the entire world. Richard C. Levin, the president of Yale University, says: ?The globalization of the University is in part an evolutionary development. Yale has drawn students from outside the United States for nearly

Nanyang Technological University Singapore

Nanyang Technological University Singapore offers engineering, science, business, humanities, arts and social sciences, and medicine. Young and research-intensive, NTU Singapore is ranked 13th globally in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16. When it comes to engineering, NTU Singapore is ranked 7th in the World University Rankings by Subject and 6th in the QS World University Rankings by Faculty. NTU is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities according to the QS Top 50 under 50.

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NTU is home to several world-class institutes and centres, including the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering, Earth Observatory of Singapore and Institute on Asian Consumer Insight. NTU’s new medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine is set up jointly with Imperial College London.

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With 400 partnerships including joint PhD programmes with top academic institutions and joint laboratories with industry leaders such as BMW, Rolls-Royce and Robert Bosch, NTU is also ranked number one globally for industry income and innovation. Helmed by Professor Bertil Andersson, winner of the 2010 Wilhelm Exner Medal, NTU is known for its cutting-edge research and revolutionary technological innovation. NTU is the number 1 Asian University in terms of research citation impact (Thomson Reuters Incites 2012). NTU’s share of external competitive research funding awards has increased more than six-fold over five years. It is a world leader in sustainability research, with more than S$1 billion in competitive funding in this area.

NTU’s campus – the biggest in Singapore – is named is one of the top 15 most beautiful campuses by American Express’s Travel + Leisure magazine. A cosmopolitan hub of more than 100 nationalities, the NTU community comprises 33,500 students and 4,000 faculty and researchers.

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Princeton University For Higher Education

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Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. The ambience of its earliest days is palpable in historic landmarks on campus, most notably Nassau Hall, which in 1783 was the temporary capitol of the United States. From such a distinctive beginning grew something great — a community of learning that continues to evolve, providing abundant opportunities to talented students from around the world. As a research university, it seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding, and in the education of graduate students. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.

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The University provides its students with academic, extracurricular and other resources — in a residential community committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff — that help them achieve at the highest scholarly levels and prepare them for positions of leadership and lives of service in many fields of human endeavor. Through the scholarship and teaching of its faculty, and the many contributions to society of its alumni, Princeton seeks to fulfill its informal motto: ?Princeton in the Nation?s Service and in the Service of All Nations.

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Top Universities In United States Of America

The US maintains its leading presence in the QS World University Rankings® this year, with a total of 154 US universities included in the ranking. Of these, 30 are ranked among the world’s top 100, while all of the 10 top US universities listed below are ranked within the global top 20.

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is not only the top university in the US, but it has also now been ranked first in the world for four years in a row. It has produced many notable and successful alumni and is not only known for its courses in the technology-related fields of physical sciences and engineering, but in recent times also for its biology, economics, linguistics and management courses.

2. Harvard University

Ranked second in the world overall, Harvard University takes the top spot for life sciences and medicine, as well as placing joint second with the University of Cambridge for arts and humanities. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, having been established in 1636.

3. Stanford University

Ranked joint third in the world alongside the University of Cambridge, Stanford University is known for its entrepreneurial character and business courses. It also comes second in the world forengineering and technology, after MIT. Its alumni and faculty have founded many internationally successful companies, including Google, Yahoo!, Nike and Instagram.

Visit our sister site, TopMBA.com, for a comparison of Harvard and Stanford’s graduate business schools.

4. California Institute Of Technology (Caltech)

 

Located in Pasadena, California, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is ranked 5th in the world this year. With only around 2,200 students, it’s by far the smallest of these top US universities. It is highly respected for its research in science and engineering, and retains its place as the 8th best university in the field of natural sciences this year.

Check out our article comparing Caltech with MIT.

5. University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is ranked 10th in the world, and is highly regarded for both arts and sciences courses. The university’s press is the largest in the US and its alumni includes 89 Nobel Prize winners. Chicago’s physics department helped develop the world’s first man-made, self-sustaining nuclear reaction underneath one of the university’s football fields.

6. Princeton University

Placed 11th in this year’s world rankings, Princeton was established in 1746 and is particularly prestigious in the arts and humanities. The university offers generous financial aid to ensure talented students from all walks of life are able to attend. Its alumni include US presidents Woodrow Wilson and James Madison, amongst many other successful people.

7. Yale University

Yale University is ranked 15th in the world this year and is one of the oldest US universities, having been founded in 1701. In 1861, Yale awarded the first PhD in the United States. It has produced many notable alumni, including five US presidents and 13 billionaires.

8. Johns Hopkins University

Ranked 16th in the world this year, Johns Hopkins University was named for its first benefactor – the entrepreneur, abolitionist, and philanthropist Johns Hopkins. It was the first research university in the US and is viewed particularly favorably for its courses in the faculty of life sciences and medicine.

9. Cornell University

Ranked 17th in the world this year, Cornell University is an Ivy League member based in Ithaca, New York. Cornell awarded the world’s first degree in journalism and was the first among US universities to offer a major in American Studies. English actor John Cleese is a visiting professor, while the school’s alumni community includes Bill Nye “the Science Guy”.

10. University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania is ranked 18th in the world and was founded by one of the US’s founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin. It is consistently highly ranked and highly regarded across the board, with a particularly strong reputation in the life sciences and medicine.

 

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