18.5.11

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona



Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is a public university mostly located in Cerdanyola, near the city of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain.

As of 2005, it consists of 50 departments in the experimental, life, social and human sciences, spread among 11 faculties and three university schools. All these centers together award a total of 77 qualifications in the form of first degrees, diplomas, and engineering degrees. Moreover, almost 90 doctoral programs and more than 100 other postgraduate programs are offered. UAB has more than 50,000 students and more than 3,000 academic and research staff.


The UAB is a pioneering institution in terms of fostering research. There are many research institutes in the campus, as well as other research centers, technical support services and service-providing laboratories. In 2010 QS World University Rankings ranked the university 173rd overall in the world. Its subject rankings were: 95th in Arts & Humanities, 231st in Engineering & IT, 218th in Life Sciences & Biomedicine, 71st in Natural Sciences, and 85th in Social Sciences.

History

The Autonomous University of Barcelona was officially created by legislative decree on June 6, 1968. Previously, during the Second Spanish Republic, there had been plans for constituting a second university in Barcelona, but the Civil War and the following years of poverty under the early dictatorship did not allow these plans to become a reality until that year.


On July 27, a disposition to the decree was added, starting the creation of the Faculty of Letters, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Science, and the Faculty of Economical Sciences. Around ten weeks later, on October 6, the first course of the Faculty of Letters was inaugurated at Sant Cugat del Vallès Monastery. During the same month, the Faculty of Medicine was created at the Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona.

In 1969, an agreement was signed for the acquisition of the land where the university campus is currently located. During that year, the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Economical Sciences started running. During the following three years, several faculties and professional schools were created, and the construction works on the campus land took place. At the end of this period, most existing Faculties and Schools are settled in the campus.


At the end of the dictatorship in 1976, the University introduced a plan to create a model of a democratic, independent university, described in a document known as Bellaterra Manifesto, which included a declaration of principles. Two years later, after the approval of the Catalan Statute, the University Council agreed to recourse to the Generalitat de Catalunya.


During the period between 1985 and 1992, the University underwent several faculty reforms and the creation of several new faculties. In 1993, the Universitary Ville was inaugurated as a student residence integrated inside the Campus complex.

Faculties and UAB schools

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Philosophy and Arts

Faculty of Political Science and Sociology

Faculty of Psychology

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Translation and Interpreting

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

School of Engineering

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ranked:

173rd in the 2010 QS World University Rankings

194th in the 2011 QS World University Rankings


17.5.11

Stockholm University




Stockholm University (Swedish: Stockholms universitet) is a state university in Stockholm, Sweden. It has over 27,500 students at four faculties, making it one of the largest universities in Scandinavia. The institution is also frequently regarded as one of the top 100 universities in the world. Stockholm University was granted university status in 1960 and is therefore the fourth oldest Swedish university.

History

In 1878, the university college Stockholms högskola started its operations with a series of lectures on natural sciences, open to curious citizens (a tradition still upheld by yearly publicly open lectures). Notable in the university's early history is the appointment of Sofia Kovalevskaya to hold a chair in mathematics in 1889, making her the third female professor in Europe. In 1904 the college became an official degree granting institution.


In 1960, it was granted university status, becoming Sweden's fourth state university. The university premises was situated in central Stockholm at Observatorielunden but as enrollment increased, lack of space made it necessary to move. Since 1970 most of the university operations are pursued at the main campus at Frescati north of the city center.

Academics

Stockholm University offers programmes in the following fields

Humanities
Law
Science
Social Sciences


Study Swedish
Stockholm University offers a range of courses and programmes in the Swedish language, designed especially for international students and visitors and run by the Department of Scandinavian Languages.

Undergraduate studies
Almost all undergraduate programmes at Stockholm University are taught in Swedish. There are however a large number of individual free-standing courses at undergraduate level (first cycle), which are taught in English, in most subject areas.

Most postgraduate studies in Stockholm University are taught in English


One of the largest universities in Sweden

With over 50,000 undergraduate and master's students, 1,800 doctoral students and 6,000 employees, Stockholm University is one of the largest universities in Sweden and one of the largest employers in the capital. People of many different nationalities, with contacts throughout the world, contribute to the creation of a highly international atmosphere at Stockholm University.

First national city park

The University is situated in the middle of the first national city park in the world and is characterised by natural beauty, unique architecture and contemporary art and sculpture. The University is located only ten minutes from the urban buzz of the city with people, music, fashion, architecture, culture.



Stockholm University ranked:

168th in the 2010 QS World University Ranking

178th in the 2011 QS World University Ranking

7.1.11

World Top 200 Universities Year 2010

World Top 200 Universities Year 2010

(QS World University Rankings 2010)

Rank

University

Country

1

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

2

Harvard University

United States

3

Yale University

United States

4

UCL (University College London)

United Kingdom

5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

6

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

7

Imperial College London

United Kingdom

8

University of Chicago

United States

9

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

United States

10

Princeton University

United States

11

Columbia University

United States

12

University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)

United States

13

Stanford University

United States

14

Duke University

United States

15

University of Michigan

United States

16

Cornell University

United States

17

Johns Hopkins University

United States

18

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

Switzerland

19

McGill University

Canada

20

Australian National University (ANU)

Australia

21

King's College London (KCL)

United Kingdom

22

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

23

University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Hong Kong

24

University of Tokyo

Japan

25

Kyoto University

Japan

26

Northwestern University

United States

27

University of Bristol

United Kingdom

28

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

United States

29

University of Toronto

Canada

30

University of Manchester

United Kingdom

31

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore

32

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Switzerland

33

École Normale Supérieure de Paris (ENS Paris)

France

34

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

United States

35

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

United States

36

École Polytechnique, ParisTech

France

37

University of Sydney

Australia

38

University of Melbourne

Australia

39

Brown University

United States

40

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong

41

New York University (NYU)

United States

42

Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Hong Kong

43

University of Queensland (UQ)

Australia

44

University of British Columbia (UBC)

Canada

45

University of Copenhagen

Denmark

46

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Australia

47

Peking University

China

48

University of Wisconsin-Madison

United States

49

Osaka University

Japan

50

Seoul National University (SNU)

South Korea

51

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Germany

52

Trinity College Dublin

Ireland

53

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

54

Tsinghua University

China

55

University of Washington

United States

56

University of Amsterdam

Netherlands

57

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

United States

58

Technische Universität München (TUM)

Germany

59

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom

60

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Japan

61

Monash University

Australia

62

Uppsala University

Sweden

63

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

United States

64

Boston University

United States

65

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

United States

66

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

Germany

67

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

United States

68

University of Auckland

New Zealand

69

University of Sheffield

United Kingdom

70

Freie Universität Berlin

Germany

71

University of Geneva

Switzerland

72

Lund University

Sweden

73

University of Nottingham

United Kingdom

74

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Singapore

75

University of Helsinki

Finland

76

Washington University in St. Louis

United States

77

University of Glasgow

United Kingdom

78

University of Alberta

Canada

79

KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Sci. & Tech.

South Korea

80

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

United Kingdom

81

University of Southampton

United Kingdom

82

Leiden University

Netherlands

83

Utrecht University

Netherlands

84

Aarhus University

Denmark

85

University of Leeds

United Kingdom

86

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Belgium

87

Purdue University

United States

88

University of York

United Kingdom

89

University of Western Australia (UWA)

Australia

90

Dartmouth College

United States

91

Nagoya University

Japan

92

Durham University

United Kingdom

93

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Russia

94

National Taiwan University (NTU)

Taiwan

95

University of St Andrews

United Kingdom

96

University of Minnesota

United States

97

Universität Freiburg

Germany

98

Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)

United States

99

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Netherlands

100

University of Oslo

Norway

101

University of Zurich

Switzerland

102

Tohoku University

Japan

103

University of Adelaide

Australia

104

University of Maryland, College Park

United States

105

Fudan University

China

106

Georgia Institute of Technology

United States

107

Emory University

United States

108

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Netherlands

109

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel

110

University of California, Davis (UCD)

United States

111

Maastricht University

Netherlands

112

Pohang University of Science. and Tech. (POSTECH)

South Korea

113

University of Southern California (USC)

United States

114

University College Dublin (UCD)

Ireland

115

Rice University

United States

116

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

United States

117

University of Aberdeen

United Kingdom

118

Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)

France

119

University of Pittsburgh

United States

120

University of Groningen

Germany

121

University of Liverpool

United Kingdom

122

Cardiff University

United Kingdom

123

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Germany

124

Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)

Belgium

125

Ohio State University

United States

126

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU Eindhoven)

Netherlands

127

Case Western Reserve University

United States

128

University of Rochester

United States

129

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

130

University of Virginia

United States

131

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Germany

132

Queen's University

Canada

133

University of Bergen

Norway

134

Vanderbilt University

United States

135

University of Otago

New Zealand

136

Université de Montréal

Canada

137

University of Basel

Switzerland

138

Tel Aviv University

Israel

139

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS Lyon)

France

140

Newcastle University

United Kingdom

141

Technical University of Denmark

Denmark

142

Yonsei University

South Korea

143

University of Vienna

Austria

144

University of Bath

United Kingdom

145

University of Waterloo

Canada

146

University of California, Irvine

United States

147

Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

United Kingdom

148

Universitat de Barcelona

Spain

149

Radboud University Nijmegen

Netherlands

150

KTH, Royal Institute of Technology

Sweden

151

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)

China

152

University of Lausanne

Switzerland

153

Kyushu University

Japan

154

University of Science and Technology of China

China

155

Georgetown University

United States

156

University of Sussex

United Kingdom

157

Tufts University

United States

158

RWTH Aachen

Germany

159

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Israel

160

University of Arizona

United States

161

University of Cape Town

South Africa

162

University of Bern

Switzerland

163

McMaster University

Canada

164

University of Western Ontario

Canada

165

University of Calgary

Canada

166

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong

167

Universität Karlsruhe

Germany

168

Stockholm University

Sweden

169

University of Leicester

United Kingdom

170

University of Colorado at Boulder

United States

171

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam)

Netherlands

172

University of Tsukuba

Japan

173

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Spain

174

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Germany

175

Hokkaido University

Japan

176

Università di Bologna

Italy

177

Nanjing University

China

178

Wageningen University

Netherlands

179

University of Antwerp

Belgium

180

Chulalongkorn University

Thailand

181

Lancaster University

United Kingdom

182

Waseda University

Japan

183

University of Gothenburg

Sweden

184

University College Cork (UCC)

Ireland

185

University of Reading

United Kingdom

186

Université Paris Sorbonne, Paris

France

187

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)

India

188

University of Iowa

United States

189

University of Canterbury

New Zealand

190

Sapienza Università di Roma

Italy

191

Korea University

South Korea

192

University of Ghent

Belgium

193

University of Florida

United States

194

Stony Brook University

United States

195

Universität Frankfurt am Main

Germany

196

National Tsing Hua University

Taiwan

197

Queen's University of Belfast

United Kingdom

198

Texas A&M University

United States

199

University of Twente

Netherlands

200

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Germany






Source:http://www.topuniversities.com/sites/default/files/QS_World_University_Rankings_top500.pdf

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world ~ Nelson Mandela

Education is not a preparation for life, Education is life itself ~ John Dewey
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