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Top 10 Universities in the World

Top 10 Universities in the World

It’s not about the money-it’s all about getting the best quality education. And when it comes to earning your university degree, you may want to set your sights on the following top 10 universities in the world first (please note that course fees are just estimates).

University of Cambridge United Kingdom

Description: One of the oldest universities in the world, it has established itself as the hallmark for academic excellence. It has received a lot of commendations from a variety of world-renowned education organizations, such as the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Students learn not just by lectures and seminars but also by hands-on experiences.

Famous For: Their age-old buildings, plethora of museums and libraries Course Fees: £3,375 for the first year How to Apply: Submit UCAS and Supplementary Application Questionnaire online. Depending on the department, take a test and undergo an interview.

Harvard University United States

Description: Harvard University is notorious for its law program, but in truth, almost all its departments are extremely popular. Besides being the oldest institution in the country, Harvard is also the alma mater of well-known figures such as John Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, and Al Gore. The university strives to continuously push its students to innovate, learn more, and challenge themselves. Like Cambridge, Harvard is also peppered with libraries and museums, including Museum of Natural History.

Famous For: reputable degrees, such as law and medicine Course Fees: $48,000 a year, including health services, student services, room, and board How to Apply: To be accepted, you must be on the top 10 percentile in your high school class. You should also have a score of 2,080 to 2,370 (SAT) or 31 to 34 (ACT).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States

Description: When it comes to science and technology, MIT should be first on the list. For hundreds of years, it has dedicated itself to the growth and development of science and technology, among others, primarily through lecture and research. The campus is composed of 34 departments and 5 schools.

Famous For: computer science and engineering programs, research laboratories, and nearness to Harvard Course Fees: roughly $50,000 a year, including books and personal expenses, and room and board How to Apply: Less than 15 percent of the applicants are accepted here. To enter MIT, you have to go through rigorous tests including demonstration of academic competence. You can apply for early decision, wherein you submit your application months before the actual application process.

McGill University Canada

Description: One of the oldest universities in Canada, it is the seat of medical studies and degrees in the country. It has its own hospital and offers a wide variety of medical science-related courses such as occupational health, emergency medicine, diagnostic radiology, anatomy and cell biology, biochemistry, and human genetics. Some of the institutes are Bioinformatics, Biomedical Ethics, Bone and Peridontal Research, and Centre of Genomics and Policy.

Famous For: affordable fees, medical and engineering departments, and highly diversified students and staff Course Fees: C$ 24,000 including insurance, …

This Woman Is An Inspiration

This Woman Is An Inspiration

A few weeks ago, I was doing a bit of research online for an article that I was going to put together. I was going to write an article about how women are being conditioned to see themselves as victims.

During this time, I came across an article titled: ‘Victimhood narrative’ taught in schools fuels anxiety in young women, academic claims’. In this article, Dr Joanna Williams had been asked to share her views on one of the ways in which children are being indoctrinated at school.

Nailed It

I thought that what Joanna said made a lot of sense, and I soon came to the conclusion that this was someone who seemed like a balanced human being. I was also surprised that a publication had given her the chance to share her views.

The reason for this is that this was a woman who wasn’t willing to go along with the dominant cultural narrative, whereby all women are seen as victims and all men are seen as perpetrators. I came away thinking that this is someone who is far too sane to be given a platform like this.

Another Shock

I was also surprised to see that she was a lecturer in higher education at the University of Kent, with this being somewhere that is not too far from where I live. I ended up going onto her website to find out more about her work.

There were a number of articles that piqued my curiosity and I saw that she had also been on TV. After watching some of these videos, I got the impression that she was down to earth, mentally balanced, and approachable.

Three Books

There were also the books that she had written. The first one she wrote, ‘Consuming Higher Education: Why Learning Can’t be Bought’ came out in 2012; the second one, ‘Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity: Confronting the Fear of Knowledge’ came out in 2016; and the third, ‘Women vs Feminism: Why We All Need Liberating from the Gender Wars’ came out in 2017.

A Number of Factors

Taking all this to account, along with my interest in current affairs, and the articles that I had written about free speech, amongst other things, I thought it would be great to meet her. Initially, I thought that the best way for this to happen would be to see if she had any talks coming up.

I soon changed my mind, though, and thought that I could see if she had the time to meet for a coffee. I didn’t think this was likely to happen as she clearly had a lot going on, but I soon came to see that I was wrong.

An interesting Interaction

When I met Joanna, it could see that how she came across in her writing and when she was on TV was a reflection of what she was like. Thus, the reason she came across as down to earth, authentic, and mentally balanced, was because that …

Smartpens – Best Gift For College Goers?

Smartpens – Best Gift For College Goers?

Finally, the technology has reached the dull, boring and dry classes. And going to classes and attending lectures is no longer a nerdy business rather it's all fun and most importantly uber-cool! After all, flaunting a stylish and sexy little pen on your shirt-pocket earns you brownie points. And no, it's not an ordinary pen. We are talking about smartpens-the most sought after gadget!

The fever is catching up like an epidemic especially among the college goers! What's so special about them? Livescribe Pulse SmartPen, an example of a smartpen-a pen that not only writes but also records the audio sessions and play them back when you need. Technically speaking, the pen captures the strokes or the movements of the pen with an infrared camera as you write. It comes with a special notebook which papers have dots on it that are barely visible. The papers of the notebook has special options on it like "play", "stop", "pause", "record" etc. They also have a calculator on them. Enter your math expression by tapping on the paper and the answer would pop on the screen of the pen.

The USP of this gadget – the way it synchronizes the notes with the audio. For instance, you would take down notes in the class with your special pen and notebook. But make sure you record the session at the same time you take down the notes. Why? For a simple reason that if you happen to miss a point what your professor said, all you got to do is to tap on the last word you wrote with your pen and the audio starts replaying from that word. This way you make sure you will not miss any points! You can send your notes on your PC via the USB and manage them on your desktop. It is like you carry all your notes in just one pen! And what more you can draw an eight-key piano and tap on the keys and it would start making sounds. Imagine music from a piano drawing! You even have in-built pen movies too. So much for the entertainment quotient!

So it's out and there and you do not have to break your head on deciding gifts. It absolutely makes an ideal study-partner and also an ideal gift for your best buddies and also for those who have a phobia of note-taking! This gadget is an ideal must-have for all students and journalists or anyone who are into a lot of note-making. What more can you ask for? You have the latest and incredible technology and you do not get distracted from your studies either. It rather brings in you the interest to study well. And most people bet, it must have turned so many college-goers to serious students. And it's however very priced. So tantalizing and irresistible is this gizmo that you would want to gift one to yourself rather your friends! Hope you all will agree that smartpens are worth buying. …