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Lehigh University, USA

Back in 1865, Packer, president of Lehigh Valley Railroad, presented a $500,000 gift to
build a university that would contribute to the intellectual and moral improvement of men
in the Lehigh Valley. Now, 150 years later, Lehigh is still honouring this proud heritage as it
looks ahead to the future.
What began as a home for 39 eager young scholars is now a thriving university of more
than 4,600 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students located at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania,
with easy access to Philadelphia and New York City Recognized among the nation's premier
research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000
students. Their small size, ideal student-to-faculty ratio and vibrant campus allow students to
collaborate on projects in and out of the classroom.
2. Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Missouri University of Science and Technology (commonly Missouri S&T and formerly
known as the University of MissouriRolla and originally Missouri School of Mines and
Metallurgy) is an institution of higher learning located in Rolla, Missouri, United States, and
part of the University of Missouri System. Most of its 8,642 students (Fall 2014
enrolment) study engineering and mathematics. Although known primarily as an engineering
school, Missouri S&T has numerous majors in humanities, social sciences, arts, sciences and
Founded in 1870, this university has great architectures in the campus namely the
Missouri S&T Stonehenge and Millennium Arch. Considering their mission which is to
enrich the student experience and promote life-long learning by fostering an inclusive
community that will empower students to lead and serve through meaningful involvement,
Missouri University of Science and Technology is worth for a try.
3. Washington State University, USA
Washington State University (WSU) is a public research university based
in Pullman, Washington, in the Palouse region of the northwest United States.
Founded 125 years ago in 1890, WSU (colloquially "Wazzu") is the state's only landgrant university. The university is well known for its programs in chemical engineering,
veterinary medicine, agriculture, animal science, food science, plant science, architecture,
neuroscience and communications. It is one of 96 public and private universities in America
with "very high research activity," as determined by the Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching.[5] With an undergraduate enrolment of 25,092 and a total student
enrolment of 27,642, it is the second largest institution of higher education in Washington

4. Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences

The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is a national leader in its field. We
offer internationally recognised, practice-oriented degree programmes at four locations in the
heart of Upper Austria. One of our major focuses is the national economy, and our research
and development centres are continually developing cutting edge products for a wide range of
practical applications. This solid combination of theory and practice has brought us regional
and nationwide acclaim. Austria is a beautiful country in the heart of Europe with a rich
cultural heritage. It was the home of Mozart, Klimt, Freud, and The Sound of Music.
Austrias snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear lakes and rivers and historic cities such as
Salzburg and Vienna attract tourists from all over the world. The Austrian standard of living
is one of the highest in the world.
5. Graz University of Technology, Austria
In worldwide competition with comparable institutions, Graz University of Technology
pursues top teaching and research in the fields of science and engineering. An integral part of
putting together excellent education and training programs is knowing about the needs of
society and the economy. Ultimately, the quality of the education and training at Graz
University of Technology is carried by the strength of its knowledge-oriented and applied
research. Numerous competence centres, the Christian-Doppler laboratories, special research
fields, research focuses, and large EU projects are only a few examples of the Universitys
extremely active and successful research. The University has multiple campuses, as it is
mainly situated on three sites in the city, two in the centre of Graz and one in the southeast of
the city.
The Graz University of Technology possesses good position in international rankings. The
Graz University of Technology has been ranked as the 3rd best university in Austria. The
university is ranked 245th in the world

6. University of Burgundy, France

University of Burgundy fulfils a dual mission of education and research in all scientific
fields, among which Social sciences, Humanities, Physical sciences, and Life sciences.
Located in Burgundy, between Paris and Lyon, it has its main campus in Dijon, and several
others spread across Burgundy. It counts 10 faculties, 4 engineering schools, 3 institutes of
technology offering undergraduate courses, and 2 professional institutes providing postgraduate programmes. Having produced George Kennedy Young, deputy director of MI6 and
also Roger Guillemin, French National medal of Science in 1976, Nobel Prize for medicine in
1977 besides other great personalities, this university is a great choice for a visit or study.

7. University of Bilkent, Turkey

Bilkent University is recognized and ranked internationally as the premier institution of
higher education in Turkey. Located in the country's capital city Ankara, a vibrant metropolis
of 4.5 million, the university serves as a hub of academic, social and cultural activity.
Founded in 1984 as Turkey's first private, non-profit institution of higher education. With
world-renowned scholars on its faculty and excellent educational facilities throughout its
campus, Bilkent today attracts many of Turkey's brightest high school graduates. The
university hosts over 12,500 students pursuing degrees in 32 undergraduate and 51 graduate
programs. Bilkent University offers a lively cultural and social atmosphere. The 500-hectare
campus is only 12 kilometres from the center of Ankara, with easy access to the city's parks,
shopping areas, cultural activities, museums, and entertainment venues.
In addition, Bilkent's location in the historically rich Anatolian heartland allows easy
access to other cities, traditional villages, stunning landscapes, historic sites, and places of
great cultural interest throughout the country. It has been ranked 31st in the 2014 Times
Higher Education (THE) 100 Under 50 list of the worlds best young universities. THE also
ranks Bilkent 98th among the Worlds Top 100 Universities for Engineering and Technology.
Chief among the factors that ensure a high standard of education at Bilkent is a faculty
actively engaged in research. As mentors and instructors, they interact with students in
modern classrooms and state-of-the-art laboratories, connected by an extensive computer and
internet infrastructure.
8. University of Tokyo, Japan
Established in 1877, The University of Tokyo, abbreviated as Todai is a research
university located in Bunkyo, 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 Hong, Komaba, Kashiwa, Shirokane and Nakano. It is the first of Japan's National Seven
Universities. It ranks as the highest in Asia and 21st in the world according to the Academic
Ranking of World Universities 2014.
9. Gunma University, Japan
Gunma University, abbreviated to Gundai, is a national university in Japan, established in
1949. The main campus is located in Aramaki-machi, Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture.
Located approximately 100 km northwest from Tokyo, and being easily accessible by
high speed rail besides being surrounded by three distinctive mountains, Mt. Akagi,
Mt. Haruna and Mt. Myogi which provide a picturesque backdrop to the region, the
university has the strategic location an environmental student can ever dream of.

10. FH Mainz, Germany

Studying at FH Mainz means clearly structured lectures combined with a pratical

approach that is time-wise and easily manageable. A particular strength of the
Fachhochschule teaching staff is that most of them have also had many years professional
experience in business or industry. FH Mainz University of Applied Sciences places strong
emphasis on developing good rapport between students and university lecturers, which is
achieved by intensive advising, small learning groups, teamwork and many joint projects.
Based on the reviews of people who have been there, the life there is great and enjoyable
provided that you are good at German language and also rich or able to lookout for cheap
places as Mainz can be very expensive for some.
11. Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain
Comillas Pontifical University (Spanish: Universidad Pontificia Comillas) is a private
university in Madrid, Spain. It is a Catholic university run by the Society of Jesus.
Comillas is the only Spanish university that appears in the Times Higher Education 2013
ranking.The university is involved in a number of academic exchange programmes, work
practice schemes and international projects with over 200 institutions of higher education in
Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia.
Students who are interested to study here, should have sufficient knowledge of Spanish,
since classes are taught in this language. However, there are some courses (core & electives)
are offered in English.
12. Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Since its foundation, Middle East Technical University (commonly referred to as METU;
in Turkish, Orta Dou Teknik niversitesi ODT) is a public technical university located
in Ankara, Turkey, as an international research university, has been the leading university in
Turkey in terms of depth and breadth of international ties and the amount of funds generated
from international research projects. METU actively took part in and managed many MedCampus, MEDA, COST, Eureka, NASA, NATO, NSF, UN, World Bank, Jean Monnet,
INCO, EUMEDIS, 6th and 7thFramework, Erasmus Mundus ECW, Leonardo and Socrates
projects. METU has also involved in 59 FP6 projects, 48 of them have already been
completed. Furthermore, 32 FP7 projects are still in execution. METU has 19 international
joint degree programmes with European and American universities at undergraduate and
graduate level.
The university puts special emphasis on research and education in engineering andnatural
sciences, offering about 40 undergraduate programs within 5 faculties, and 97 masters and 62
doctorate programs within 5 graduate schools.[2] The main campus of MET spans an area of
11,100 acres (4,500 ha), comprising, in addition to academic and auxiliary facilities, a forest
area of 7,500 acres (3,000 ha), and the natural lake Eymir. METU has more than 95,000
alumni worldwide.[3] The official language of instruction at METU is English.

13. Robert Gordon University, Scotland.

With the saying the right course may be a major factor when choosing a university, but
the social scene is just as important, Robert Gordon University serves the place where we
will make friends and professional contacts which can last for life.
Robert Gordon University's 'Masterplan' is a 120 million campus development project at
our Garthdee campus which provides all of our students and staff with state-of-the-art
teaching and learning facilities. This includes a brand new library, and formal and informal
learning and social spaces for students. The first phase was open for business in September
2013 giving the university and our local community some of the best facilities in the UK.
The Robert Gordon University, commonly referred to as RGU, is a public university in
the city of Aberdeen, Scotland. It became a university in 1992, and originated from an
educational institution founded in the 18th century by Robert Gordon, a prosperous Aberdeen
merchant, and various institutions which provided adult education and technical education in
the 19th and early 20th centuries.
According to the 2013 Times Good University Guide it is the best modern university in
the UK,[2] while according to The Guardian University Guide 2013 it is the best modern
university in Scotland and 2nd-best in the UK. It was shortlisted for Sunday Times University
of the Year 2012 and was named Best Modern University in the UK for 2012 by The Sunday
Times University Guide.