We’re back with another top 10 list! This time, we explore the top 10 universities for studying science in 2017!
10) Imperial College London 倫敦帝國學院
The faculty of Natural Sciences at Imperial College London is considered one of the three main faculties, and graduates obtain the Associateship of the Royal College of Science (ARCS). There are five academic departments; Centre for Environmental Policy, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics.
The University of Tokyo is considered the most prestigious university in Japan. There are 10 faculties within the school, hosting 30,000 students. The University of Tokyo is also the first of Japan’s National Seven Universities. Undergraduates can join the College of Arts and Sciences, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, and the Faculty of Science.
8) California Institute of Technology (CalTech) 加利福尼亞理工學院（加州理工學院）
Caltech places a strong emphasis on science and engineering, with $332 million US dollars spent on sponsored research in 2011. Caltech boasts an alumni and faculty of 37 Nobel Laureates, 1 Fields Medalist, 6 Turing Award winners, and 71 have won the United States National Medal of Science or Technology. The Institute is organized into six primary academic divisions: Biology and Biological Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Engineering and Applied Science, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy.
With the world’s seventh best Natural Sciences course available, the University of California Berkeley is a perfect destination for science-enthusiasts. Their strength within the field of natural science arguably lies in biology, as UC as often been cited as the best global university for studying environment and ecology.
6) ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology 蘇黎世聯邦理工學院
ETH Zurich was founded by the Swiss Federal Government in 1855 with a mission to educate engineers and scientists. It was also established to serve as a national centre of excellence in science and technology, in addition to providing a hub for interaction between the scientific community and various industries. A wide range of science subjects are offered, such as natural sciences, marine science, political science, computer science, and engineering science.
With an institution that has more than 50 Nobel laureates and world leaders, you can be sure that the University of Oxford provides its students with a quality science course that primes them for future innovation. The Science Area is where most science departments are located, both in terms of learning departments in addition to research centres.
The Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences is the heart of the undergraduate programme, and awards most of the school’s degrees. The school is divided into three sections: Humanities & Arts, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. For Natural Sciences, students can undertake Applied Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is the largest of seven faculties at Harvard University. As of October 2003, this faculty comprised approximately 700 tenured professors and 300 part-time lecturers. There are 6,500 full-time undergraduate students in addition to 3,500 graduate students. Such large numbers entails a large market value – $32.3 billion US dollars to be exact, a great place for networking!
At Cambridge, the Natural Sciences Tripos (NST) are the three “stages” which form the University of Cambridge undergraduate teaching system. In the first year, students are made to undertake three courses – one for each area of natural science, in addition to mathematics. The degree awarded after the second “stage” is a BA, while the completion of the optional third “stage” entitles one to an MSci.
1) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 麻省理工學院（MIT）
The School of Science is the second largest and one of the five available schools at MIT, and is composed of 6 academic departments. 16 faculty members in addition to 16 alumni have won Nobel Prizes, and the science departments include: Biology, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Chemistry, Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics. MIT is also responsible for a vast majority of high-level research, including cancer research, nuclear science research, and brain research to name a few.