As the world’s best universities compete for the top spot, we decided to take a look at some of their students’ achievements and see how they stack up against their peers.
Stanford University is located in Stanford, California. The school was founded in 1891 as a private college by Leland and Jane Stanford and has since grown to become one of the largest universities in the world. In 2014, it received $1 billion from Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s foundation for its research into artificial intelligence (AI).
The Massachusetts legislature founded Harvard University, a private Ivy League research institution, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1636. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States and the first corporation chartered by an English colony to receive its charter from an English monarch. The university currently enrolls approximately 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and over 100 countries worldwide.
In Princeton, New Jersey, the United States, there is a private Ivy League research university called Princeton University. It was founded by Isaac Newton in 1746 as the College of New Jersey and incorporated as a college by Congress on February 15, 1756. The institution moved to its current location at Carnegie Hall (now known as Agnes Street) in 1875 and was renamed Princeton College three years later after John Witherspoon became president of the college. After 30 years of growth within unused buildings built for Columbia University’s Henry Phipps campus at Morningside Heights near Harlem River Park, it merged with Rutgers University in 1939 under an act sponsored by Governor Charles Edison.
Oxford University is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. It has over 40,000 students and around 19,000 staff. The university is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 best universities worldwide by QS World University Rankings (2017–2018). According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018/2019 , it is ranked number 9 in the world for both research output and impact factor .
Oxford has more than 1 million living alumni worldwide and more than 18 Nobel Prize winners are associated with its history#ENDWRITE
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