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Top 25 Universities Of The World (2009)

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    25. Kyoto University , Japan

    Kyoto University rated as 25th best university in World University Rankings 2009. Founded in 1897, Kyoto University has deeply considered its traditions of liberal and academic freedom, educating many. We continue to actively maintain these principles, which are the foundation of academic freedom. Kyoto University places top priority on basic research, develops advanced technology leading to the acquisition of intellectual property, and then returns this knowledge to society through education, social cooperation, and the opportunity for lifelong education. Kyoto University has 3 campuses nestled in a basin, which forms the main part of Kyoto , a city which in tradition and culture of which Kyoto University is a part.

    24. University of Hong Kong
    University of Hong Kong rated as 24th best university in World University Rankings 2009. The University of Hong Kong is the territorys oldest university, and with a history that stretches back more than 90 years, it has grown with and helped shape the city from which it takes its name. The University of Hong Kong , as a pre-eminent international university in Asia , seeks to sustain and enhance its excellence as an institution of higher learning through outstanding teaching and world-class research so as to produce well-rounded graduates with lifelong abilities to provide leadership within the societies they serve. HKU has won a proud reputation as a world-class comprehensive research university. It offers internationally recognized qualifications and it is renowned for its academic and research excellence worldwide. As an English-medium university in China , HKU also offers researchers unique opportunities to bridge cultures and continents, and to explore more on China-related studies.

    23. Kings College London

    Kings College London rated as 23rd best university in World University Rankings 2009. Kings College London is a constituent college of the University of London in the United Kingdom . The college was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington in 1829, and its royal charter is predated in England only by those of Oxford University and Cambridge University .. There are currently more than 19,000 students in nine Schools of study based at our five London campuses. We offer a vast range of undergraduate programmes, and whichever programme you choose to pursue, you will work with academics who are often national or international leaders in their field. As an undergraduate at Kings, you will become part of a vibrant and intellectually stimulating community. You will be inspired by researchers, discoverers and inventors who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge and will mix with students from across the UK , Europe and almost every country in the world. Kings has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA. It is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe and is home to five Medical Research Council Centres รข more than any other university.

    22. University of Tokyo

    University of Tokyo rated as 22th best university in World University Rankings 2009. The University of Tokyo abbreviated as Todai, is a major research university located in Tokyo , Japan . The University has 10 faculties with a total of around 30,000 students, 2,100 of whom are foreign. Its five campuses are in Hongō, Komaba, Kashiwa , Shirokane and Nakano. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in Japan.
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    21. University of Edinburgh
    University of Edinburgh rated as 21st best university in World University Rankings 2009. The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1583, making it one of Scotland s ancient universities. The University offers over 600 first degree programmes, which includes over 300 joint degree combinations, spread across some 100 academic disciplines. More than 22,000 students study here, from all over the world and from a variety of backgrounds. The University has 22 Schools in three Colleges: Humanities & Social Science, Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, and Science & Engineering. World renowned and well respected, a degree from the University of Edinburgh will be recognised wherever you go. The University of Edinburgh s success is not limited to Scotland , or even the UK . We have a well-deserved international reputation for excellence, as demonstrated in our partnerships with other key institutions worldwide, such as our work with Stanford University on Informatics. Many of our degree programmes offer the opportunity to spend some time studying abroad. Perhaps this international dimension helps explain why we have the largest proportion of international students of any Scottish university.
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    20. ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
    ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) rated as 20th best university in World University Rankings 2009. ETH Zurich s 16 departments offer Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programmes in engineering and natural sciences. The language of instruction in the Bachelor programmes is German, whereas English is the prime language on the graduate level. All degree programmes provide a solid scientific foundation combined with outstanding all-round skills, equipping ETH graduates with the abilities and flexibility needed for a career in industry, business or the public sector, as entrepreneur or scientist.
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    19. University of Michigan , United States
    University of Michigan rated as 18th best university in World University Rankings 2009. The University of Michigan, one of the worlds leading public universities, has 26,000 undergraduate and 15,000 graduate/professional students from all 50 states and 117 countries. Students may choose from over 200 undergraduate majors, over 90 masters programs, and over 100 doctoral programs. Numerous research and study abroad opportunities are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A wide variety of social, cultural, and athletic activities are available. There is something for everyone here. The University is located in the culturally rich and exciting community of Ann Arbor . Distinct yet closely integrated with the University, Ann Arbor offers its own array of social and cultural offerings, to which University students are enthusiastically welcomed. The city is home to numerous parks and athletic facilities, and boasts an excellent public transportation system.

    18. Mcgill University , Canada
    Mcgill University rated as 18th best university in World University Rankings 2009. Innovative research programs and cutting-edge facilities including our brand new Life Sciences Complex attract internationally respected faculty. Our faculty excel at research; in 2008, McGill professors Nahum Sonenberg and Charles Taylor took home, respectively, the Gairdner International Award and the Kyoto Prize, two of the worlds top research prizes. McGills faculty are committed to excellence in teaching, too, bringing their cutting-edge breakthroughs into the classroom. McGills 21 faculties and professional schools offer degrees in more than 300 fields of study. McGill offers a full range of bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs as well as professional degrees in law, dentistry, business and medicine. The world-renowned Faculty of Medicine has four affiliated teaching hospitals and graduates more than 1,000 health care professionals each year.
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    17. Australian National University
    Australian National University rated as 17th best university in World University Rankings 2009. The Australian National University is one of the worlds foremost research universities. Distinguished by its relentless pursuit of excellence, ANU attracts leading academics and outstanding students from Australia and around the world. The primary educational objective of ANU is to become the university of choice for talented students locally, nationally and internationally by offering a unique range of research-led degree programs. Graduate education continues as one of the major focuses of the University and about one quarter of the total enrolment is undertaking post-graduate study. Regardless of whether those students are enrolled in the Institute of Advanced Studies or the Faculties, the full resources of both and of University Centres are available to them through the Graduate School.
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    16. Stanford University , United States
    Stanford University rated as 16th best university in World University Rankings 2009. Stanford University , founded in 1885, is recognized as one of the worlds leading research and teaching institutions, with one of the most renowned faculties in the nation. Stanford students men and women of all races, ethnicities and ages are distinguished by their love of learning and desire to contribute to the greater community. Stanford University offers its students a remarkable range of academic and extracurricular activities. We are committed to offering an education that is unrivaled among research universities.
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    15. Cornell University , United States

    Cornell University rated as 15th best university in World University Rankings 2009. Once called the first American university by educational historian Frederick Rudolph, Cornell University represents a distinctive mix of eminent scholarship and democratic ideals. Adding practical subjects to the classics and admitting qualified students regardless of nationality, race, social circumstance, gender, or religion was quite a departure when Cornell was founded in 1865. Todays Cornell reflects this heritage of egalitarian excellence. It is home to the nations first colleges devoted to hotel administration, industrial and labor relations, and veterinary medicine. Both a private university and the land-grant institution of New York State , Cornell University is the most educationally diverse member of the Ivy League.
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    14. Duke University , United States
    Duke University rated as 14th best university in World University Rankings 2009. Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College . Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then-named Trinity College , moved to Durham in 1892. In December 1924, the provisions of James B. Dukes indenture created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.
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    13. Johns Hopkins University , United States
    Johns Hopkins University rated as 13th best university in World University Rankings 2009. The Johns Hopkins University , founded in Baltimore in 1876, was the first university in the Western Hemisphere founded on the model of the European research institution, where research and the advancement of knowledge were integrally linked to teaching. Its establishment began a revolution in U.S. higher education. The Johns Hopkins University , commonly referred to as Johns Hopkins, JHU, or simply Hopkins, is a private research university located in Baltimore , Maryland , United States . Johns Hopkins also maintains full-time campuses elsewhere in Maryland , Washington , D.C. , Italy , China , and Singapore . Johns Hopkins University has an affiliated hospital and medical school. It is one of fourteen founding members of the Association of American Universities..
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    12. University of Pennsylvania , United States
    University of Pennsylvania rated as 12th best university in World University Rankings 2009. The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private research university located in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , USA . Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States , and is one of several institutions that claims to have been the first university in America . Penn is a member of the Ivy League and is one of the Colonial Colleges. University of Pennsylvania has been committed to excellence in scholarship, research and service. From its highly regarded undergraduate, graduate and professional schools to its wide-ranging program of interdisciplinary research and scholarship, Penn takes pride in being a place where students and faculty can pursue knowledge without boundaries, a place where theory and practice combine to produce a better understanding of our world and ourselves.
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    11. Columbia University , United States
    Columbia University rated as 11th best university in World University Rankings 2009. Columbia University is one of the worlds most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.
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    10. California Institute of Technology (caltech)
    California Institute of Technology (caltech) rated as 10th best university in World University Rankings 2009. The mission of the California Institute of Technology is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. We investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society.
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    9. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (mit), United States
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (mit) rated as 9th best university in World University Rankings 2009. The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the worlds great challenges. MIT is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. We seek to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.
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    8. PRINCETON University , United States
    PRINCETON University rated as 8th best university in World University Rankings 2009. Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States . 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. The University provides its students with academic, extracurricular and other resources " in a residential community committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff " that help them achieve at the highest scholarly levels and prepare them for positions of leadership and lives of service in many fields of human endeavor.
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    7. University of CHICAGO , United States
    University of CHICAGO rated as the 7th best university in World University Rankings 2009. The University of Chicago was founded in 1890 by the American Baptist Education Society and oil magnate John D.. Rockefeller. The University of Chicago has had a profound impact on American higher education; curricula across the country have been influenced by the emphasis on broad humanistic and scientific undergraduate education. The University also has a well-deserved reputation as the teacher of teachers.
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    6. University of OXFORD , United Kingdom
    University of OXFORD rated the sixth best university in World University Rankings 2009. Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and lays claim to nine centuries of continuous existence. As an internationally renowned centre for teaching and research, Oxford attracts students and scholars from across the globe, with almost a quarter of our students from overseas.. More than 130 nationalities are represented among a student population of over 18,000. Oxford is a collegiate university, with 39 self-governing colleges related to the University in a type of federal system. There are also seven Permanent Private Halls, founded by different Christian denominations.. Thirty colleges and all halls admit students for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Seven other colleges are for graduates only; one has Fellows only, and one specializes in part-time and continuing education.
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    5. IMPERIAL College London
    Imperial College London , rated the fifth best university in the world for 2009. Imperial College London is a university of world class scholarship, education and research in science, engineering and medicine, with particular regard to their application in industry, commerce and healthcare. The College has over 3,000 academic and research staff and almost 14,000 students from over 120 different countries. Our reputation for excellence in teaching and research in science, engineering, medicine and business attracts students and staff of the highest international calibre. Imperial College staff are frequently consulted by governments, and also act as members of professional bodies, advise industry, and offer informed comment to the media.
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    4. UCL ( University College London )
    UCL (University College London) rated the fourth best university in World University Rankings 2009. UCL is a multidisciplinary university with an international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching across the academic spectrum, with subjects spanning the sciences, arts, social sciences and biomedicine. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) UCL was rated the best research university in London , and third in the UK overall, for the number of its submissions which were considered of world-leading quality. The university is located on a compact site in the very heart of London and is surrounded by the greatest concentration of libraries, museums, archives, cultural institutions and professional bodies in Europe.
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    3. Yale University , United States
    Yale University rated as third best university in the World University Rankings 2009. Yale University is one of the most famous schools in the United States , with a long history of service and an alumni list that reads like a Whos Who of successful people. Yale University is the fulfillment of a European vision of intellectual freedom that is aimed at the service of the community and country.. It has championed over history and survived the most destructive calamities such as the American Revolution. Since then, the university has continually grown and progressed to a center for high quality education that is recognized by the global community. The university is considered one of the oldest institution of higher education in the US . It was founded in 1701 and is a proud member of the prestigious Ivy League.
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    2. University of Cambridge , United Kingdom
    University of Cambridge rated the second best in World University Rankings 2009. The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest universities in the world and one of the largest in the United Kingdom . Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges. Its reputation is endorsed by the Quality Assurance Agency and by other external reviewers of learning and teaching, such as External Examiners. These high standards are the result of both the learning opportunities offered at Cambridge and by its extensive resources, including libraries, museums and other collections. Teaching consists not only of lectures, seminars and practical classes led by people who are world experts in their field, but also more personalised teaching arranged through the Colleges. Many opportunities exist for students to interact with scholars of all levels, both formally and informally.

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    1. Harvard University , United States
    Harvard University rated as the number one university in World University Rankings 2009. Harvard is America s oldest institution of higher learning, founded 140 years before the Declaration of Independence was signed. The University has grown from nine students with a single master to an enrollment of more than 18,000 degree candidates, including undergraduates and students in 10 principal academic units. An additional 13,000 students are enrolled in one or more courses in the Harvard Extension School . Over 14,000 people work at Harvard, including more than 2,000 faculty. There are also 7,000 faculty appointments in affiliated teaching hospitals.
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    so what?
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    hahahaha hahahha aaaahhhh
    so what?

    umenikumbusha maremu mjomba wangu Stan alifariki mwaka jana.
    kila kitu yeye alikuwa anasema 'so what?'
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    Buji, This compilation is great. Nadhani itawa inspire vijana wanaokuja humu wajue shule nzuri na watume karatasi. I believe dunia ya leo competition ni kubwa mno, especially kwa akina sisi tunaotoka dunia ya tatu. By the way ukiangalia sasa INDIA, CHINA na nchi nyinginezo za Asia zina wanafunzi wengi sana wanaofaulu vizuri na wanaomba kwenye hizi shule. Sasa mpaka huku kwetu mwafrika upate spot kwenye prestigious acadmic institutions kama Harvard Yale au LSE, nadhani we need to pull up our slevees seriously. (kumbuka wengi wetu tunakwenda kwa kuomba scholarships pia-which is a disadvantage).

    Juzi nilikuwa naangalia website ya bwana wee....kwa kweli bado tuna lag behind. Mfano Faculty ya Economics na Business..Sikuona PhD ya LSE (arguably the best place to study economics), Harvard au Yale..Sasa nikajiuliza kweli..walimu wetu hawa watawezaje kuwapa inspiration wadogo zetu wafanye applications katika shule kubwa kama hizo?. We really need to wake up.

    In all, I believe kwa watanzania kuwa competitive we really need to look beyond SUA, UDSM na kwingineko ndani ya nchi yetu. Tutume applications kwenye shule kubwa kubwa ulimwenguni. Itatupa stature ya kuko-compete internationally. Hutegemei ukashindanishwe post ya UN au World Bank na mtu aliyepiga PhD yake MIT au kwingineko na wewe una PhD yako ya SUA au UD...utegemee kumshinda. Hata kama una uwezo mzuri na support ya nchi yako... lakini ile exposure aliyonayo..itakuwa advantange kwake.

    I was once speaking to my friend in Ghana..nikamuuliza mpaka kupata spot ya PhD LSE alifanya PhD applications ngapi? I was amazed! Alituma applications 45! na LSE ndo walimpa full scholarships. Yet sisi tuna apply kwenye shule mbili au tatu! na ukikosa unasema si Mipango ya Mungu mimi nisome nje!

    Cha mwisho nadhani hii list kuna vyuo vina rank chini lakini they are arguably the best in their own fields. Mfano kwa watu wa cant convince me kwamba LSE ina rank anywhere (in the world) THAN TOP THREE! So tujitahidi kufanya pia utafiti wetu na kuuliza wengine ambao wamo kwenye hizi shule (kama tunawajua ofcourse).

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    Asante sana mkuu kwa insight nzuri sana.........tuzingatie hayo jamani tunaotaka kweli kufika walipofika wenzetu!
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    Nafikiri changamoto hapa ni exposure tu.You do not have to be a Havard,Yale alumnus/alumna ili kuweza ku-inspire wadogo zetu wafanye applications kwenye shule bomba duniani.Nafikiri kama mwalimu atakuwa anafuatilia mambo yalivyo kwenye dunia ya sasa na maendeleo katika eneo la taaluma yake ana nafasi ya kuwapa vijana changamoto wadogo zetu.Ila tatizo ni kuwa hawa walimu wenyewe wako so conservative na ni wachache ambayo wanaangalia beyond their own shadows!
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    Mkuu you are probably right. Lakini kitu kikubwa tunachoki overlook ni ile GRAND exposure unayoipata kwenye vyuo kama hivi. Lets face it mkuu. Huwezi piga PhD yako mfano LSE ukafundishwa economics na Mervyn King (current Governor wa Bank of England) ukaniambia kwamba wewe utakuwa the same na PhD material ya UD hata kama ulipata first class. Same kwa political science ya Harvard au kwingineko.

    Ukweli ni kwamba faida za kusoma nje ni nyingi lakini kikubwa ni ile exposure, waalimu, library zenye kila kitu na opportunities. Mfano, hata speakers wanaokuja kuongea kwenye shule kama hizo ni wale walio accomplish vyema kwenye fields zao. Na kwa sisi akina Masanja, we really need exposure kama hizi. Zinaweza kutusaidia. In all, our Universities are also good in their own standing, lakini tujitahidi kutafuta opportunities kwenye hizi top school. Its worthy the efforts.

    From my simple research nimeona wakenya na wanijeria wengi sana wanajitahidi kwenda kwenye hizi top schools. Kuwa na institution kama UD na hauna hata PhD mbili au tatu za vyuo notable duniani..its a telling sign kwamba, we are content with where we are. Kitu ambacho si kizuri kabisa. Tukiamua tunaweza.
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    Naona vyuo vya US vimetawala orodha. That's what's up. US for life!
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    Political BS
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    Kwa kiasi fulani nakubaliana na mawazo yako. Nafikiri cha muhimu hapa si Walimu kusoma Havard ila kwa maoni yangu ni kuwa hawa walimu wa tuseme UDSM wawe wamesoma nje na kutembea/kuangalia fani zao katika practical hasa nchi zilizoendelea.

    Ninavyofahamu mie ni kuwa ukiwa chuoni, unachosomeshwa ni kama asilimia 40 ya utakayotumia kazini. Asilimia nyingine wanakuambia hii si shule ila mwenyewe utafute materials (au wanakupa) na ujisomee. Mwisho kama asilimia 20 ni yale unayoweza kujifunza katika maisha ya wenzetu huko uliko.

    Mwisho wa siku pia inategemea na mtu mwenyewe na uwezo wake wa kuelewa na kuchambua mambo. Kuna wanasayansi wengi saana duniani ambao majina yao hadi leo ni makubwa sana na hawakuzaliwa wala kusomea USA/England. Kuna watu akifundishwa kipande kidogo tu, mwenyewe anaunganisha na kitu kingine alifundishwa juzi na kuja na solution tayari ya kufanya swali fulani ambalo wengine watakuwa bado wanashangaa kuwa, amefanyafanyaje.
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    Good complilation, this shuold be taken as a challenge, there is something to learn from these succesful colleges and not just so what or blood sheet , there are pple who never accept critiques or embrace change for learning! keep asking so what... and see if the worls is waiting for you to stare.

    Our uni's should sit and clearly re-examine themselves where they need to be better or what can be adopted. I remember a while back we were in an interview and someone asked, can you tell us how the world perceived your university (i answered) and nxt someone else asked and sir.. what can you tell us about your college, has it shaped you for better or worse... so sometimes college reputation matters, not in its name or country but the way it prepares its students to face real life challenges.
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    Sikonge, et al tuko pamoja.

    LAKINI kama alivyosema Kinyau we should take this as a challenge. Hizi instutions zime excel kwa sababu ya high commitment kwenye academics na research in general. Mkuu, kuna vitu siyo mpaka uvipate darasani tuu. Hata mazingira unayosomea, walimu wanaokufundisha nk..vinachangia sana. Kuna vijana wetu hapa bongo wanakuja na first class za Bcom au Law..lakini ukivuka mpaka ukamuuliza some global questions anainmisha kichwa.

    Simaniishi kwamba mtu kufanikiwa ni lazima usome kwenye hizi top schools, la hasha. Lakini vile vile ukisoma kwenye hizo shule hata mchango wako wa kimawazo utakuwa pevu na wenye exposure kubwa. Something we need so much. I can assure you, mwalimu mwenye PhD ya Harvard na mwalimu mwenye PhD yetu ya UD wanatofauti kubwa sana.

    Mfano, ukiangalia hizi nchi tajiri hata wakienda kwenye international negotiations. Delegation zao zinakuwa zimejaa cutting edge researchers kwenye top institutions ambao ndo wanakuwa deal makers behind the doors. Mfano kwenye issue ya climate notch academic institutions za US na UK ndo walishape policies za kwenda Copenhagen. Sasa piga flash back kwetu hapa TANZANIA/AFRICA wazee ndo wanagombana wapewe trip ya kwenda Copenhagen kufanya shopping.

    I mean kama taifa, as Kinyau said, we have to embrace challenge. Hii kupeana madaraka kwa kujuana bila kuangalia what a person is capable to bring on the table, haitufikishi popote. After all wote hatuwezi kwenda kwenye hizi shule. Lakini wale wanaoweza (na wako wengi) lets encourage them and support them where possible. You never know, what they can do for our country.
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    Hivi wanatumia vigezo gani kufanya hizo rankings?
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    ..hii ranking imetolewa na organization gani? would have been better if the methods and criteria used in coming up with this ranking were explained.

    ..personally i prefer rankings that a based on specific field of study; for example: which university is the best in Engineering, or Medicine, or Law etcs. Now, different studies also have their branches e.g Engineering has Civil,Electrical,Mechanical, etc.

    ..kuna mambo ambayo yako very specific kwa Tanzania. No country in the world is blessed in terms of wildlife than Tanzania. Then, why dont we have the best institute in Wildlife Research in the world?

    ..we also claim to be the most peaceful country in sub-saharan Africa. Now,why isnt the best institute of Peace and Conflict resolution in Africa/ the world, found in our country?
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    If peace means the absence of war then we are a peaceful country. But if peace means equal justice to all then I doubt we can claim that title. Remember, no justice no peace.
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    Masanja, LSE is not a University in it's own, it is part of the University of London...(I think) but come to think of it, so is UCL and it is in the top 5!!!

    The other way to look at it is this, the people who compiled this list are biased, I am a student in one of the listed Universities and what happened is, we were asked to fill in a survey. If I can get a copy I will post it here. It looks as if the data is slightly skewed towards the USA
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    Even if that data is skewed still the US has many of the world's best higher learning institutions and the proof is in the number of international students that apply and go to study there.

    The contribution of US institutions in science and technology is immense and unmatched by that of any other country. So it comes as no surprise to me for the US to dominate the list.
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    ..which ever way you coin it, we should have the best Higher learning and research Institution that is specialised in what we claim to be the best in.


    ..halafu kwenye hiyo ranking, sijaona Columbia Univ, ambayo wanadai wameshinda Nobel Prize nyingi kuliko chuo kikuu chochote kile duniani.
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    Nyani Ngabu Platinum Member

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    Truth is we are not best at anything. The claim that we're the most peaceful country in sub saharan Africa is phony. Our supposed peace is due to our extremely docile nature. We exhibit an incredible amount of docility that you'd be hard pressed to find it elsewhere. If you tell me we are best at medicrity and incompetence I might agree with you.

    Hii orodha ni ya all time au ni ya mwaka huu tu? Maana nijuavyo mimi kila mwaka wanatoa hizi orodha na mara nyingine hizi taasisi huwa zinashuka na kupanda...