University of Leicester
At Leicester we think that high quality research and excellent teaching are not only complementary, they’re inseparable. We are constantly finding new ways of being a leading university, and have done so since we were founded as a University College in 1921. Find out about some of our greatest discoveries.We are the only university to win seven consecutive Times Higher Awards. In awarding us 'University of the Year', Times Higher Education applauded Leicester’s very different approach, describing us as “elite without being elitist”....
University of Tasmania
The University of Tasmania has a growing reputation as one of Australia’s foremost teaching and research institutions. With a history spanning almost 125 years, the university is ranked in the top ten research universities in Australia and in the top two per cent of universities in the world.With more than 29,000 students, UTAS provides a creative and stimulating environment, providing opportunities for our students to engage in an international learning experience through student exchanges and a multicultural campus life.Beyond the student experience, the university’s community is strengthened by a network of more than 90,000 alumni spanning more than 120 countries, and is underpinned by collaborative partnerships with other organisations who share our strategic outlook.While maintaining a distinctive Tasmanian identity, UTAS programs and research are international in scope, vision and standards....
The History of Sungkyunkwan University(SKKU), which is celebrating its 613th anniversary this year, represents the origins of Korea's higher education. Reflecting on the history of world universities, the most prestigious tend to have emerged from a long history. They also were initially at the forefront of moral and civic education.This is true of SKKU, which was founded on the principles of Neo-Confucianism and embodied its four cardinal virtues; Humanity (인:In), Righteousness (의:Eui), Propriety (예:Ye) and Wisdom (지:Ji). These virtues represent an expression of humankind's four inherent elements of spirit, action, conscience, and intellect.At present SKKU is striving to educate talented students with abroad knowledge base, communicative leadership and a creative challenging spirit. As a World Class Research University this is one way in which SKKU is contributing to the development of a harmonious global society.With the support of the world renowned global company SAMSUNG, SKKU has become a creative and innovative center of higher education. Our collaborative approach represents a paradigm shift in which we focus on pedagogical models that incorporate foundational knowledge, applied research, a focus on global society, and academic-industrial collaboration.As we look ahead to the next 10 years, we are seeking to advance our notion of the universities new role that of spreading the values of self-autonomy, diversity, communication and trust as core components of our campus life. We are not simply following the same path that others have trod. We are definitely pursuing the path less traveled. We have a dream that someday that our direction will eventually become the standard by which all great universities are measured. This is the sort of thinking that is part of our VISION 2020.
Universität Hamburg is the largest institution for research and education in the north of Germany. As the country's fourth-largest university, we offer a diverse course spectrum and excellent research opportunities.The University boasts numerous interdisciplinary projects in a broad range of subjects and an extensive partner network with leading institutions on a regional, national and international scale....
University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff.
Scholarship and Learning: Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2017 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.
Penn's eminent, award-winning educators and scholars encourage students to follow their passions, pursue inquiry and discovery, and address the most challenging problems through an interdisciplinary approach.