The top 10 universities in the World University Rankings <ul><li>Harvard (United States) </li></ul><ul><li>Yale (United States) </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge (United Kingdom) </li></ul><ul><li>Oxford (United Kingdom) </li></ul><ul><li>California Institute of Technology (United States) </li></ul><ul><li>Imperial College London (United Kingdom) </li></ul><ul><li>University College London (United Kingdom) </li></ul><ul><li>University of Chicago (United States) </li></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States) </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia University (United States) </li></ul>
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The brief introduction <ul><li>Harvard University is a private Ivy League university located in Cambridge , Massachusetts , United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature . Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation chartered in the country. Harvard's history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. </li></ul>
Its motto <ul><li>Let Plato be your friend, and Aristotle, but more let yourfriend be truth. </li></ul><ul><li>与亚里士多德为友 , 与柏拉图为友 , 更与真理为友 . </li></ul>
Its mission and Achievement <ul><li>a) Harvard’s mission is to advance new ideas and promote enduring knowledge; </li></ul><ul><li>b) 8 presidents of the US were graduates of Harvard; </li></ul><ul><li>c) The University has produced 75 Nobel price owners. </li></ul>
Harvard landscape How do you feel when you walk along the street?
Harvard’s Origin The John Harvard statue in Harvard Yard is occasionally a target of humorous decorations It was named after John Harvard , a young English clergyman from Southwark , London , an alumnus of the University of Cambridge (after which Cambridge, Massachusetts is named), who bequeathed the College his library of four hundred books and £ 779 pounds sterling , which was half of his estate. The charter creating the corporation of Harvard College came in 1650.
Harvard’s Organizations <ul><li>The university comprises eleven separate academic units — ten faculties and Institute for Advanced Study — with campuses throughout the Boston metropolitan area . </li></ul><ul><li>As of 2010, Harvard employs about 2,100 faculty to teach and advise, approximately 6,700 undergraduates ( Harvard College ) and 14,500 graduate and professional students. Eight U.S. Presidents have graduated from Harvard and 75 Nobel price owner have been affiliated with the university as students, faculty, or staff. </li></ul>
Yale University Yale University is a private League university located in New Haven, United States of America . Founded in 1701 and the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Yale is widely considered one of the most prestigious and selective universities in the world.
Yale’s Origins <ul><li>Yale traces its beginnings to "An Act for Liberty to Erect a Collegiate School", passed by the General Court of the Colony of Connecticut on October 9, 1701 in an effort to create an institution to train ministers and lay leadership for Connecticut. </li></ul>
Yale’s Achievement The University's assets include a US$16.7 billion endowment , the second-largest of any academic institution, as well as the second-largest academic library in the world, with some 12.5 million volumes held in more than two dozen libraries. 49 Nobel price owners have been affiliated with the University as students, faculty, and staff. Yale has produced many notable alumni, including five U.S. Presidents , 19 U.S. Supreme Court Justices , and several foreign heads of state.
Yale’s Library Yale University Library , which holds over 12 million volumes, is the second-largest university collection in the United States. The main library, Sterling Memorial Library , contains about four million volumes, and other holdings are dispersed at subject libraries.
Yale’ Landscape The motto of Yale University: Truth and light. 耶鲁大学：真理、光明。
The brief introduction <ul><li>The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest universities in the world, and one of the largest in the United Kingdom. It has a world-wide reputation for outstanding academic achievement and the high quality of research. </li></ul>
Its motto <ul><li>Here light and sacred draughts. </li></ul><ul><li>求知学习的理想之地 </li></ul>
Its History The university grew out of an association of scholars in the city of Cambridge that was formed, early records suggest, in 1209 by scholars leaving Oxford after a dispute with townsfolk. The two "ancient universities" have many common features and are often jointly referred to as Oxbridge . In addition to cultural and practical associations as a historic part of British society, the two universities have a long history of rivalry with each other
Its Features <ul><li>From the time of Newton in the later 17th century until the mid-19th century, the university maintained a strong emphasis on applied mathematics, particularly mathematical physics. </li></ul><ul><li>Study of this subject was compulsory for graduation, and students were required to take an exam for the Bachelor of Arts degree, the main first degree at Cambridge in both arts and science subjects. </li></ul>
Schools, faculties and departments <ul><li>In addition to the 31 colleges, the university is made up of over 150 departments, faculties, schools, syndicates and other institutions. Members of these are usually also members of one or more of the colleges and responsibility for running the entire academic programme of the university is divided amongst them. </li></ul>
Libraries <ul><li>Cambridge has more than 100 libraries. The University Library is the central research library, which holds over 8 million volumes. It is a legal deposit library, therefore it is entitled to request a free copy of every book published in the UK and Ireland. It receives around 80,000 books every year. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to the University Library and its dependent libraries, every faculty has a specialized library, which, on average, holds from 30,000 to 150,000 books. Also, every college has a library as well. </li></ul>
Its achievements <ul><li>Over the course of its history, Cambridge University has built up a sizeable number of alumni who are notable in their fields, both academic, and in the wider world. </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on standard, affiliates of the University of Cambridge have won between 85 and 88 Nobel prizes , more than any other institution according to some counts . </li></ul>
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Princeton simultaneously strives to be one of the leading research universities and the most outstanding undergraduate college in the world. As a research university, it seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding, and in the education of graduate students. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Princeton University