Top 10 Research Institutes in the World

Finding a university that suits you is not easy as you have to exert a huge effort looking for the one that can meet your needs. Although there are many lists that show the ranking of the best universities in the world or specific countries and are available for everyone, it is still not easy for you to find what suits your goals. To decide the best university for you, you have first to determine your needs and what you like to study even before looking for the best universities. Ranking universities differs from one place to another and this means that the university which is ranked as the best on one of the lists does not necessarily mean that it is the best for you. If you really care about knowing the world’s best universities, take a look at the following top 10 research institutes in the world.

10 University of Oxford

It is also known as Oxford University or just referred to as Oxford. The date of founding this university is unknown but what is known is the when teaching started at this university as it dates back to 1096. The university is located in Oxford, England, United Kingdom and the total number of its students is 21.535 including 11.723 undergraduates and 9.327 postgraduates.


9 University of Chicago

It is sometimes referred to as Chicago, UChicago or just U of C. The university was established in 1890 and is located in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The total number of the students who are enrolled at the university is about 14.954 that include 5.134 as undergraduates and 9.820 as postgraduates.


8 Columbia University

It is a private research university that was founded in 1754 and is located in Upper Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. Columbia University has about 29.250 including 8.365 undergraduates and 18.568 postgraduates.


7 Princeton University

It is a private research university that was founded in 1746 and is situated in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. The university has 8.010 students including 5.336 undergraduate students and 2.674 postgraduate students.


6 California Institute of Technology

It is the formal name of the university but it is commonly known as Caltech. It was founded in 1891 and is based in Pasadena, California, United States. The total number of students at this university is just 2231 including 978 undergraduates and 1253 postgraduates.


5 University of Cambridge

It is commonly called Cambridge University that was founded in 1209 and is located in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom. The total number of its students is 18.448 that include 12.077 undergraduates and 6.371 postgraduates.


4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

It is a private research university that is commonly referred to as MIT. It was founded in 1861 and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. The total number of students who are enrolled at MIT is 10.894 including 4.384 students as undergraduates and 6.510 as postgraduates.

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3 University of California, Berkeley

It is sometimes referred to as Berkeley, California, UC Berkeley and Cal. The university was established in 1868 and is located in Berkeley, California, United States. Berkeley has about 35.899 students that include 10.125 postgraduate students and there are also 25.951 as undergraduate students.


2 Stanford University

It is formally known as Leland Stanford Junior University and is commonly referred to as Stanford University or just Stanford. The private research university was established in 1885, opened in 1891and is located in Stanford, California, United States. Stanford has about 15.877 students including 6.980 undergraduates and 8.897 postgraduates.


1 Harvard University

It is a private research university that was founded in 1636 and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. The total number of students who are enrolled at Harvard University is 21.200 including 7.200 as undergraduate students and 14.000 as postgraduate students.


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Sara Nagi is an Egyptian writer and activist. After earning a degree in English literature from Cairo University, she began working as a journalist and publishing articles on social issues.Nagi rose to prominence with her debut short story collection "Hawaween" in 2008, which explored feminist themes and was groundbreaking for Arabic literature at the time. She has since published several other acclaimed short story collections and novels that have been translated into multiple languages.In addition to her literary work, Nagi co-founded Basma, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women survivors of violence and single mothers. She has been vocal on women's rights issues in Egypt through columns, public speaking engagements and advocacy campaigns.Her contributions to both Arabic fiction and social activism have earned Nagi several international awards, including the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature from the American University in Cairo. Forbes Middle East recognized her as one of the 100 most powerful Arab women in 2018.Nagi continues to push boundaries with her writing while raising awareness about gender equality through her work with Basma and other organizations.
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