o. 1 University of Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

Kyoto University

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No. 2 Kyoto University

Kyoto, Japan

The Australian National University

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No. 3 The Australian National University

Canberra, Australia

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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No. 4 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel

Osaka University

No. 5 Osaka University

Osaka, Japan

University of Melbourne

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No. 6 University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

Nagoya University

No. 7 Nagoya University

Nagoya, Japan

Tohoku University

No. 8 Tohoku University

Sendai, Japan

University of Sydney

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No. 9 University of Sydney

Sydney, Australia

National Taiwan University

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No. 10 National Taiwan University

Taipei, Taiwan

Top Universities in Europe

By Sandi Hoffman, eHow Contributor
updated: March 10, 2010
  1. Top European colleges combine history with academic excellence.
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    Top European colleges combine history with academic excellence.

    The QS World University Rankings is a list of the world’s top universities. QS bases its ratings on academic peer review, employer review, faculty to student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty and international students. You can use the list as a tool to shortlist European universities that might interest you.

  2. University of Cambridge

  3. Historic buildings on campus
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    Historic buildings on campus

    The University of Cambridge, in England, is rich in history. Teaching consists of lectures, seminars and practical classes led by world experts in their fields. The option to arrange more personalized teaching is also available. Students may browse through the collections on display in the university’s libraries and museums. You can also engage in sporting and cultural events organized by individual clubs and societies.

    Areas of study include Arts and Humanities; Business and Social Science; Engineering; Language and Cultural Studies; and Science and Technology. You can get a bachelors, masters or doctorate in any of the disciplines at Cambridge.

    University of Cambridge
    Trinity Lane
    CB2 1TN
    United Kingdom

  4. University College London

  5. Casual university life
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    Casual university life

    University College London, or UCL, is a multidisciplinary university with a reputation for quality research and teaching. Instruction at UCL is “research-led,” meaning that the programs reflect the very latest research in their fields. UCL emphasizes small group teaching and has one of the best instructor-student ratios in the U.K. The university lies in the heart of London, surrounded by several libraries, museums, archives and cultural institutions.

    The areas of study include Arts and Humanities; Business and Social Science; Engineering; Language and Cultural Studies; Medicine and Health; and Science and Technology. Students can receive a bachelors, masters or doctorate in any of the disciplines.

    University College London
    Gower St.
    WC1E 6BT
    United Kingdom

  6. Imperial College London

  7. Excellence in Scientific Research
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    Excellence in Scientific Research

    Imperial College London has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research in science, engineering, medicine and business. Governments often consult the Imperial College staff to act as members of professional bodies, advise industry and offer informed comments to the media. Because Imperial encourages an entrepreneurial culture, the college has a great deal of intellectual capital. It has 90 spin-out companies to date, and is adding an average of two each month. You can get undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in all branches of science, engineering and medicine.

    Imperial College London
    South Kensington Campus
    London SW7 2AZ
    United Kingdom

  8. University of Oxford

  9. Diverse nationalities
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    Diverse nationalities

    Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. The student population represents more than 130 nationalities. The university is innovative and entrepreneurial and is a leader in creating jobs, wealth, skills and innovation for the 21st century.

    Areas of study include Arts and Humanities; Business and Social Science; Engineering; Language and Cultural Studies; Medicine and Health; and Science and Technology. Bachelors, masters or doctoral degrees may be obtained in any of the disciplines.

    University of Oxford
    Wellington Square
    OX1 2JD
    United Kingdom

  10. University of Edinburgh

  11. Challenging programs of study
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    Challenging programs of study

    Scotland’s University of Edinburgh has achieved its reputation thanks to an exceptional staff and facilities, a unique history and cutting-edge research. Located in Scotland’s capital, the university offers 300 joint degree combinations extending across 100 academic disciplines. The university has three colleges: Humanities and Social Science, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and Science and Engineering. You can enroll in a certificate program or study toward a bachelors, masters or doctorate.

    University of Edinburgh
    Old College
    South Bridge
    Edinburgh EH8 9YL
    United Kingdom

  12. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

  13. Natural surroundings
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    Natural surroundings

    ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, is the college where Albert Einstein got his start. It is a leading player in research and education in Switzerland and worldwide. You can pursue a career in industry, business or the public sector as an entrepreneur or scientist. Earn a masters or doctorate in Business and Social Science, or work toward a bachelors, masters or doctorate in Science and Technology.

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
    Rämistrasse 101
    8092 Zürich

  14. King’s College London

  15. Research facilities
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    Research facilities

    King’s College London has nine schools of study based at five London campuses. The school offers a range of undergraduate programs taught by national and international leaders in their fields. As an undergraduate student, you can access research facilities and academic societies, such as the British Library and Royal Society. King’s can boast of contributing to the discovery of the structure of DNA. It is the largest center for the education of health care professionals in Europe.

    King’s nine schools of study offer 200 undergraduate programs, over 230 postgraduate programs and many research opportunities. The areas of study include Arts and Humanities; Business and Social Science; Engineering; Language and Cultural Studies; Medicine and Health; and Science and Technology. Students can earn a bachelors, masters or doctorate in any of the disciplines.

Top Medical Universities in Asia

By Will Gish, eHow Contributor
updated: June 7, 2010
  1. Asia is home to some of the world's top medical schools.
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    Asia is home to some of the world’s top medical schools.

    Regional medical schools serve an important social function by integrating local medical beliefs and practices into the large, more homogenized field of contemporary Western medicine. Asia is no exception to this, where thousands of years of traditional medicine and medical and spiritual beliefs play an important role in the healthcare industry for many citizens. A handful of these Asian schools are among the world’s top medical institutions.

  2. University of Tokyo

  3. The Times of London’s Education Supplement World Rankings of 2009 names the University of Tokyo the 7th best school in the world for life sciences and biomedicine. The highest-ranking Asian school on the list, the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Medicine admits between 150 and 200 students annually. The school awards both master’s and doctorate degrees in the field of medicine. Departments within the Faculty of Medical Sciences include Immunology and Microbiology, Neurosciences, and Social Medicine.

    The University of Tokyo
    7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
    Tokyo 113-8656 Japan

  4. Kyoto University

  5. Set in Japan’s cultural and historical capital, Kyoto University was named the 13th best school in the world in 2009 in the fields of life sciences and biomedicine, making it the second highest-ranking Asian medical school. The school is dedicated to the development of medical sciences in the 21st century, and seeks students who are committed to the well being and quality of life of the human race. Over two-dozen subjects are covered by Kyoto University’s graduate program in medicine, including genome informatics and integrative brain science.

    Kyoto University
    Kyoto 606-8501, Japan

  6. Peking University

  7. China’s Peking University ranks 19th on the Times of London’s 2009 list of life sciences and biomedicine programs, and is the third highest-ranking Asian medical school in the world. The Peking University Health Science Center, or Beijing Medical University (Peking and Beijing are two names for the same city), offers eight specialties in the field of medicine: Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Stomatology, Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Diagnosis, and Biomedical English. The school is home to 20 research centers that are fully accessible by students.

    Beijing Medical University
    38 Xue Yuan Road
    Beijing 100083, People’s Republic of China

Top Medical Universities in Europe

By Martin Muchira, eHow Contributor
updated: May 17, 2010
  1. A European medical university
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    A European medical university

    Europe is one of the best regions to study medicine, thanks to the big number of reputable medical universities available in different countries. You can join one of the medical universities for an undergraduate medicine course after A levels, a postgraduate degree as well as a pre-med course in case you did not study the traditional science at A level. The United Kingdom is home to most of the top rated medical schools in Europe.

  2. Oxford University

  3. Oxford, based in the United Kingdom, was the first University in the English-speaking countries, and admits students from more than 140 countries around the world. Oxford selects students on the basis of their aptitude for medicine and medical sciences. Oxford offers both pre-clinical and clinical medicine courses which emphasize the basic science research that supports medicine.
    At Oxford you can either register for a four-year course for bioscience graduates or a six-year course for medicine. Oxford was ranked first in Times Good University Guide ranking in 2010.

    Medical Sciences Office
    John Radcliff Hospital
    Oxford, OX3 9DU
    +44 (0) 1865 270000

  4. Cambridge University

  5. Cambridge University
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    Cambridge University

    Cambridge University is also situated in the UK and it takes second position in Times Good University Guide. At Cambridge, medicine is taught at the School of Clinical Medicine which allows students to take part in critical inquiry as well as real clinical research. Cambridge is among the oldest Universities across the globe and the School of Clinical Medicine has gained popularity worldwide thanks to its highly ranked training and commitment to excellence and innovation in research.

    School of Clinical Medicine
    University of Cambridge
    Addenbrookes Hospital
    Cambridge CB2 OSP
    011 (+44) 1223 336 700

  6. ETH Zurich University

  7. Located in Switzerland, ETH Zurich University was founded in 1855 and admits students from about 80 countries across the globe. About 21 Nobel laureates studied, taught or conducted research at the University, thus contributing to its fame and popularity. At ETH Zurich University you will get comprehensive education in an inspiring environment. The university’s research strategy mainly focuses on human health issues. It was ranked 49th in Times QS World University rankings published in 2009.

    ETH Zurich
    Main Building
    Ramistrasse 101
    8092 Zurich
    +41 44 632 1111

  8. Heidelberg University

  9. Heidelberg, Germany
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    Heidelberg, Germany

    In Germany you will find the University of Heidelberg, which ranks highest among European medical universities outside the UK. Heidelberg houses about 4500 international students from 130 countries. It is well reputed worldwide as one of the best centers for research and teaching. Students with academic degrees from abroad can register for the courses offered in English including MSc in Translational Medical Research, International Health and Molecular Biosciences.

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