University of Dhaka
Registrar Building, Nilkhet Road, 1000, Dhaka, Bangladesh/ 8802.966.1900/ www.du.ac.bd
The University of Dhaka is popularly known as "Oxford of the East". It is the oldest university in modern Bangladesh and was established in 1921. We have around 35589 students, 1830 faculties and 4000 officers/employees. The mission of Dhaka University is to provide superior education to its students and create new areas of knowledge by research and disseminate this knowledge for the advancement of the society and mankind.
Rajshahi - Dhaka Hwy, Rajshahi 6205, Bangladesh/ 8807.2175.0244/ www.ru.ac.bd
The University of Rajshahi, also known as Rajshahi University is a public university located in Rajshahi, a city in north-western Bangladesh. University of Rajshahi was established in 1953, the second university to be established in what was then East Pakistan. The university's 58 departments are organised into ten faculties. Rajshahi University is located in a 753 acres (3 km2) campus in Motihar, 3 kilometres (2 mi) from the Rajshahi city centre. With 25,000 students and close to 1000 academic staff, it is one of the largest universities in Bangladesh. In addition to hosting programs in the Engineering, arts, Law sciences, agriculture, social sciences, business studies and medical sciences, the university houses a number of institutes of higher studies.
BRAC University UB01, 66 Bir Uttam AK Khandakar Road, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh/ 8802.984.4051/ www.bracu.ac.bd
BRAC University follows liberal arts approach to education which nurtures fresh ideas and gives new impetus in the field of tertiary education. It ensures a high quality of education and aims to meet the demands of the contemporary times. Building on BRAC's experience of seeking solution to challenges posed by extreme poverty, BRACU hopes to instill in its students a commitment to working towards national development and progress. The mission of BRAC University is to foster the national development process through the creation of a centre of excellence in higher education that is responsive to society's needs, and able to develop creative leaders and actively contributes to learning and creation of knowledge.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Hebrew University, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel/ 9722.588.2812/ new.huji.ac.il
Founded in 1918 by visionaries such as Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Martin Buber and Chaim Weizmann, the Hebrew University is ranked among the top universities worldwide. Serving 23,000 students from 85 countries, it produces a third of Israel’s civilian research. Faculty and alumni have won eight Nobel Prizes and a Fields Medal. The world's largest Jewish studies library is located on its Edmond J. Safra Givat Ram campus. The university has 5 affiliated teaching hospitals including the Hadassah Medical Center, 7 faculties, more than 100 research centers, and 315 academic departments. A third of all the doctoral candidates in Israel are studying in the Hebrew University.
King Saud University
King Khalid Rd, King Saud University, Riyadh Saudi Arabia/ 9661.4670.888/ ksu.edu.sa
King Saud University is a public university in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, founded in 1957 by King Saud bin Abdulaziz as Riyadh University, as the first university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The university was created to meet the shortage of skilled workers in Saudi Arabia. It was renamed King Saud University in 1982. The student body of KSU today consists of about 65,000 students of both sexes The female students have their own disciplinary panel, and there is a center supervising the progress of female students, either personally by female faculty members or by male faculty members via a closed television network. The university offers courses in the natural sciences, the humanities, and professional studies, for which it charges no tuition. The medium of instruction in undergraduate programs is English and Arabic depending on the chosen major. Among Arab universities, its medical programs are highly regarded.
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel/ 9723.640.8111/ english.tau.ac.il
Located at the heart of Israel's high-tech and business center, Tel Aviv University (TAU) represents Israel at its best – dynamic, innovative and forward-looking. TAU was established in 1956 and has evolved into Israel's largest and most diversified university. It has 30,000 students in 128 schools and departments across the spectrum of sciences, humanities and arts. TAU excels in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation; it ranks among the top 10 schools in the world – and the only one outside the United States – for producing successful, VC-backed startup founders. Recognized centers of excellence are brain studies, nanoscience, renewable energy, cyber security, big data, archaeology and film, among others. TAU's cutting-edge scientific advances are reinforced through ties with prominent research institutions ranging from the NIH, NASA and Harvard to Tsinghua University and CERN. The University also puts tremendous emphasis on globalizing its campus, offering 14 international degree programs in English that attract over 1,200 students from 60 countries annually.
Yeşiltepe Mahallesi, 26470 Tepebaşı/Eskişehir Province, Turkey/ 9022.2335.0580/ www.anadolu.edu.tr
Anadolu University is a prominent public university in Eskişehir, Turkey.The university is ranked as one of the best universities in Turkey coming next to Middle Eastern Technical University and Istanbul University in Times Higher Education world university rankings. Courses are delivered by a variety of methods, including pre-recorded television and radio broadcasts, videoconferences, and via internet. Students can also access academic counseling or attend optional evening classes at some of the Anadolu University bureaus located throughout Turkey.
Orta Dogu Teknik Üniversitesi-Middle East Technical University
Üniversiteler Mahallesi, Dumlupinar Bulvari 1/B-175, 06800 Çankaya/Ankara, Turkey/ 9031.2210.2000/ www.metu.edu.tr
Middle East Technical University is a public technical university located in Ankara, Turkey. The university puts special emphasis on research and education in engineering and natural sciences, offering about 40 undergraduate programs within 5 faculties, and 97 masters and 62 doctorate programs within 5 graduate schools. The main campus of METU spans an area of 11,100 acres (4,500 ha), comprising, in addition to academic and auxiliary facilities, a forest area of 7,500 acres (3,000 ha), and the natural lake Eymir. METU has more than 120,000 alumni worldwide. The official language of instruction at METU is English. Over one third of the 1,000 highest scoring students in the national university entrance examination choose to enroll in METU; and most of its departments accept the top 0.1% of the nearly 1.5 million applicants.
University of Science and Technology of China
China, Anhui Sheng, Hefei Shi, 230022/ 8655.1636.02553/ en.ustc.edu.cn
The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) is a national research university in Hefei, Anhui, China, under the direct leadership of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). It is a member of the C9 League formed by nine top universities in China. Founded in Beijing by the CAS in September 1958, it was moved to Hefei in the beginning of 1970 during the Cultural Revolution. USTC was founded with the mission of addressing urgent needs to improve China's economy, defense infrastructure, and science and technology education. Its core strength is scientific and technological research, and more recently has expanded into humanities and management with a strong scientific and engineering emphasis. USTC has 12 schools, 30 departments, the Special Class for the Gifted Young, the Experimental Class for Teaching Reform, Graduate Schools (Hefei, Shanghai, Suzhou), a Software School, a School of Network Education, and a School of Continuing Education. In 2012 the Institute of Advanced Technology, University of Science and Technology of China was founded.
Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan/ 8133.726.1111/ www.titech.ac.jp
Tokyo Institute of Technology is a national research university located in Greater Tokyo Area, Japan. Tokyo Tech is the largest institution for higher education in Japan dedicated to science and technology, and is generally considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in Japan. Tokyo Tech's main campus is located at Ōokayama on the boundary of Meguro and Ota, with its main entrance facing the Ōokayama Station. Other campuses are located in Suzukakedai and Tamachi. Tokyo Tech is organised into 6 schools, within which there are over 40 departments and research centres. Tokyo Tech enrolled 4,734 undergraduates and 1,464 graduate students for 2015-2016. It employs around 1,100 faculty members.
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, 3200003, Israel/ 9727.7887.5555/ www.technion.ac.il
The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is a public research university in Haifa, Israel. Established in 1912 under the Ottoman Empire and more than 35 years before the State of Israel, the Technion is the oldest university in the country. The university offers degrees in science and engineering, and related fields such as architecture, medicine, industrial management and education. It has 19 academic departments, 60 research centers and 12 affiliated teaching hospitals. The Department of Humanities and Arts serves all the Technion community, offering courses taught by renowned visiting and adjunct scholars including philosophy of science, social and political sciences, linguistics, psychology, law and anthropology and an array of theoretical and performing arts courses.
National Chiao Tung University
No. 1001, Daxue Road, East District, Hsinchu City, Taiwan 300/ 8863.571.2121/ www.nctu.edu.tw
National Chiao Tung University is one of Taiwan's leading public research universities located in Hsinchu, Taiwan. NCTU was founded in Xujiahui, Shanghai as Nanyang Public School by Sheng Xuanhuai in 1896. After the Chinese Civil War, NCTU was re-established in Hsinchu by former Chiao Tung University faculty and alumni members in 1958. National Chiao Tung University is considered one of the most selective schools in Taiwan.
Weizmann Institute of Science
Herzl St 234, Rehovot, Israel/ 9728.934.2111/ www.weizmann.ac.il
The Weizmann Institute of Science is a public research university in Rehovot, Israel, south of Tel Aviv established in 1934, 14 years before the State of Israel. It differs from other Israeli universities in that it offers only graduate and postgraduate degrees in the natural and exact sciences. It is a multidisciplinary research center, with around 2,500 scientists, postdoctoral fellows, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and scientific, technical, and administrative staff working at the Institute. Three Nobel laureates and three Turing Award laureates have been associated with the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Japan, 〒603-8577 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Kita Ward, Tojiin Kitamachi/ 8175.465.8149; 8177.561.2617/ en.ritsumei.ac.jp
Ritsumeikan traces its roots to Prince Saionji’s private academy of the same name, established in 1869. It was officially founded in 1900 by his protégé, Kojuro Nakagawa, as the Kyoto Hosei Gakko (Kyoto School of Law and Politics), later to take on the name "Ritsumeikan." Ritsumeikan, as a Japanese institution located in the Asia Pacific region, is committed to sincerely reflecting upon history and to building an institution where many cultures coexist in the spirit of international mutual understanding. Ritsumeikan will build relationships of trust, through research and education, as well as sports and cultural activities, and establish its roots in the local community, to create an academic institution open to international society.
291 Daehak-ro, Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea/ 8242.350.2114/ www.kaist.ac.kr
KAIST is a public research university located in Daedeok Innopolis, Daejeon, South Korea. KAIST was established by the Korean government with the help of American policymakers in 1971 as the nation's first research oriented science and engineering institution. KAIST also has been internationally accredited in business education. KAIST has approximately 10,200 full-time students and 1,140 faculty researchers and had a total budget of US$765 million in 2013, of which US$459 million was from research contracts. From 1980 to 2008, the institute was known as the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. In 2008, the name was shortened to KAIST. In 2007 KAIST adopted dual degree programs with leading world universities to offer its students diverse educational opportunities and strengthen academic exchanges; since then with the Technical University of Denmark, Carnegie Mellon University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Technische Universität Berlin, and the Technische Universität München.
50 Thanon Ngamwongwan, Khwaeng Lat Yao, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, Thailand/ 6625.790.113/ www.ku.ac.th
Kasetsart University is a public university in Thailand and a top-ranked Public University in Thailand. It is also the first agricultural university and the third oldest university in Thailand. The university was established on February 2, 1943, with the primary aims in promoting subjects related to agricultural science. To the present, Kasetsart University has revised its curricula and expanded the subject areas to cover science, arts, social sciences, humanities, education, engineering, and architecture.
National Cheng Kung University
No. 1, Daxue Road, East District, Tainan City, Taiwan 701/ 8866.275.7575/ web.ncku.edu.tw
National Cheng Kung University is a research-led comprehensive university in Tainan, Taiwan. It is named after the given name of Koxinga, a Chinese military leader who drove the Dutch colonists from Taiwan and founded the Kingdom of Tungning. NCKU is one of the most prestigious universities in Taiwan, with a high reputation in science, engineering, medicine, management, planning and design. U.S. News & World Report ranked it the #22 Best Global University for Engineering and Computer Science in 2014. Times Higher Education- QS World University Rankings and Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, NCKU was ranked second or third among all universities in Taiwan. Many surveys throughout the years have shown that its students are most desired by Taiwanese companies. NCKU has 9 colleges, 40 departments, 82 graduate institutes, and 54 research centers, and it is also a major university, educational, and area-network center in Taiwan.
University of Tehran
Tehran Province, Tehran, District 16, Azar St، Enghelab Square, Iran/ 9821.6111.3411/ ut.ac.ir
Rooted in Jondi Shapur University which goes back over 2,000 years, the University of Tehran in its traditional form was established seven centuries ago. It was founded firstly in religious seminaries (“Houza” or traditional religious schools). Other than religious studies, the education then covered mathematics, astronomy, medicine, literature, biology, physics and chemistry. During the modern era, the University of Tehran evolved from a religious structure to a more modern and academic structure of higher education. Dar-ol-Fonoon College was the first engineering school in its modern form which was established almost a century ago. This was 20 years before the establishment of similar colleges in Tokyo (Japan). The academic staff of the University consists of 1,650 full-time faculty members and several hundred part-time and adjunct professors and affiliated members. The University of Tehran has a broad range of international adjunct faculty members. The University also employs 3,000 personnel who work at the different offices, institutes and centers.
1-3-2,Kagamiyama, Higashihiroshima-shi, Hiroshima, Japan/ 8182.422.7111/ www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Hiroshima University was established in 1874 as Hakushima School, but after various transitions, it was combined with eight other schools and re-established in 1949 as the new Hiroshima University in Higashi-Senda-Cho, Hiroshima City. Hiroshima University has developed along with Hiroshima City, recovering like a phoenix after having suffered the first atomic bomb attack in human history. Based on its founding principle of “a single unified university, free and pursuing peace” and its five guiding principles, Hiroshima University is committed to promoting advanced scientific research that benefits the future of humankind while fostering excellent human resources. Leveraging the outcomes of such efforts, the University continues to contribute to the global community, thereby fulfilling its mission as a “base of knowledge creation.”
Universitas Gadjah Mada
Bulaksumur, Caturtunggal, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia/ 6227.4588.688/ ugm.ac.id
Gadjah Mada University is a public research university located in Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Officially founded on 19 December 1949, Gadjah Mada University is one of the oldest and largest institutions of higher education in the country. It has been credited as one of the most prestigious universities in Indonesia, along with the Bandung Institute of Technology and the University of Indonesia. Comprising 18 faculties and 27 research centers, UGM offers 68 undergraduate, 23 diploma, 104 master and specialist, and 43 doctorate study programs. The university has enrolled approximately 55,000 students, 1,187 foreign students, and has 2,500 faculty members. UGM maintains a campus of 360 acres (150 ha), with facilities that include a stadium and a fitness center.