Top 10 universities for student: their past, present and future

In this article, we represent you the best universities in the world in 2016 according to the British newspaper Times Higher Education, which has conducted a global survey of higher education institutions.

  1. University of Chicago (USA) has 12 research institutes and 113 research centers. It was the home of so many important discoveries: produced the first nuclear chain reaction in the world; proven genetic predisposition to human cancer. 89 Nobel Prize winners studied or worked here.
  2. ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland took the ninth place in the ranking of the best universities in the world 2016. It is famous for its educational programs and scientific developments in the field of engineering, technology, mathematics and natural sciences. 21 Nobel Prizes were received by its graduates and professors, including the prize for physics in 1921, which was awarded the Albert Einstein.
  3. Imperial College London (UK) took the eighth place for its engineering and medical specialties. Notable alumni of Imperial College include 15 Nobel Prize winners, including the inventor of penicillin, Sir Alexander Fleming, the inventor of holography Dennis Gabor, etc.
  4. Princeton University (USA). Discovery of the fractional quantum Hall effect belongs to a Princeton graduate Daniel Tsui, who received the Nobel Prize for it. Studies in Mathematics by John Nash revolutionized the theory of games, which became the basis of a separate branch of experimental economics. Princeton scientists were able to cross the barrier of the speed of light, refuting Einstein’s theory. Over the years, the university has grown 35 Nobel Prize winners.
  5. Harvard University, USA took sixth place in the ranking of the best universities in 2016. Graduates of the legendary Harvard are outstanding businessmen, politicians and other creative individuals. This is the university of eight US presidents, including John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama.
  6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) is the home of groundbreaking research in the areas of robotics, information technology, artificial intelligence, economics and mathematics. The Institute has world-renowned research centers – Lincoln Laboratory dedicated to technological developments with a national security laboratory of artificial intelligence and computer science, Cambridge Electron Accelerator Laboratory.
  7. University of Cambridge (UK) is located on the fourth line in the list of the best higher education institutions 2016. It is particularly renowned for its achievements in the bosom of the exact sciences and medicine. This university gave the world the biggest number of Nobel Prize winners. 88 graduates and teachers of the university received this prestigious academic award. 29 of them have received awards in physics, 25 – in medicine, 21 – in chemistry, 9 – in the economy, 2 – in the literature and one – Peace Prize. It trained the famous scientists of the Middle Ages, such as Isaac Newton and Francis Bacon.
  8. Stanford University (USA) reveals the top three universities in the world 2016. It is known for its innovations in the field of high-tech industry. It is considered the world’s research and development center and a giant in the field of network technologies. It is the birth place of such branded companies like Facebook, Apple, Xerox, Hewlett-Packard.
  9. University of Oxford (UK) is on the second place. The main directions of educational activity of the University is considered to be humanitarian, mathematical, physical and social sciences, medicine. Scientists of Oxford University accomplished a huge number of discoveries in the field of cosmology – the study of Mars, the trajectory of the motion of galaxies, development of theories of the emergence of the universe. Julian Patrick Barnes, world famous essay and paper writer, is also one of the graduates of this university.
  10. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) heads the ranking of the best universities in the world 2016. It includes the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which runs most of the NASA unmanned space vehicles. Caltech remains a relatively small university, which has about 1,000 students and 1,200 graduate students.