UNIVERSITIES IN EUROPE

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Month: December 2010

Collège de France

Collège de France is a higher education and research institution situated in Paris, France in 5th arrondissement or Latin Quarter across street from historical campus of La Sorbonne at junction of Rue Saint-Jacques and Rue des Ecoles. It mainly sports research and also provides teaching facilities but only to professors and researchers. It was established in 1530 by “King Francis I of France” as an imitation of Collegium Trilingue in Louvain at urging of Guillaume Bude of humanist inspiration. This school was established as an alternative to Sorbonne to promote disciplines such as Hebrew language, Ancient Greek “the first teacher being celebrated scholar Janus Lascaris and Mathematics”. This college was initially called “Collège Royal”, and later “Collège des Trois Langues (Latin: Collegium Trilingue), Collège National, Collège Impérial”, but in 1870 it was named “Collège de France”.

This college is unique because attendance is free and open to anyone but some high level courses are not open to general public. Goal of this college is to “to teach the professor’s own original research” therefore professors are selected among foremost researchers of the day. Selection criteria has only requirement that professors should be at top of their fields. They are preferred from several disciplines in both science and humanities. Even though the motto of the Collège is “Docet Omnia” in Latin which means “It teaches everything”. Goal of this college is best summed up by Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s phrase “Not preconceived notions, but the idea of free thought” which is blazed in golden letters above the main hall of the Collège building.

LIBRARIES AND LABORATORIES

The Collège doesn’t award degrees, but has research laboratories. This college has one of the best research libraries of Europe. Different sections of this library are focusing on history with rare books, humanities, social sciences, but also chemistry or physics. As of June 2009, over 650 audio podcasts of Collège de France lectures are available on iTunes. Only a handful of those are in English. Similarly, the Collège de France’s website hosts several videos of classes including Mathematics, which are not available on the podcast.

Since 1936, the Collège has brought together the books forming a general library, primarily devoted to literature and human sciences. This is the library used by professors, who created it through purchase requests and donations. Apart from general library, specialized libraries have developed over many years around specific chairs and certain associated laboratories. Although intended for professors and researchers attached to the Collège, they are also open to outside public of specialists under certain conditions.

The general library and specialized libraries are located at two separate sites: 11, place Marcelin-Berthelot and 52, rue du Cardinal-Lemoine. The general library consists of several literary and scientific centres, will soon be moved back, along with Archives to 11, place Marcelin-Berthelot. The specialized libraries are currently open at 52, rue du Cardinal-Lemoine.

Medical Schools in Germany

Medical school is a tertiary educational institution or part of such an institution that teaches medicine. Some medical schools offer programs leading to a Master’s degree, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Bachelor/Doctor of Medicine (MBBS, BMed, MDCM, MD, MBChB, etc.), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO-USA) or other post secondary education. Several medical schools also offer a Physician Assistant/Associate program. Germany medical schools have become very popular due to their modern research facilities and excellent faculties. Health is a prime issue in Germany and government has taken initiative of setting up some good medical schools.

LIST OF MEDICAL SCHOOLS IN GERMANY

Here is a list of medical schools of Germany located on different locations:

  • BERLIN

Charité, Medical Faculty, Humboldt University Berlin

Universitätsklinikum Benjamin Franklin, Berlin

  • BOCHUM

Ruhr-Universität Bochum – Fakultät für Medizin

  • BONN

University of Bonn – Medical Center

  • COLOGNE (KÖLN)

University of Cologne – Faculty of Medicine

  • DÜSSELDORF

Medizinische Fakultät, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

  • ERLANGEN-NÜRNBERG

Medizinische Fakultüt, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

  • FRANKFURT

Fachbereich Medizin, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main

  • FREIBURG

Medizinische Fakultät, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

  • GIESSEN

University Giessen

  • GÖTTINGEN

Medizinische Fakultät Uni Göttingen

  • GREIFSWALD

Faculty of Medicine, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald

  • HALLE-WITTENBERG

Medizinische Fakultät, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg

  • HAMBURG

Universät Hamburg

  • HANNOVER

Medizinische Hochschule Hannover

  • HEIDELBERG

University of Heidelberg

  • KIEL

Medizinische Fakultät, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel

  • MAGDEBURG

Medizinische Fakultät Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg

  • LEIPZIG

University of Leipzig Faculty of Medicine

  • LÜBECK

Medizinische Universität Lübeck

  • MAINZ

Universität Mainz

  • MARBURG

Philipps-Universität Marburg – Fachbereich Humanmedizin und Klinikum

  • MUNICH (MÜNCHEN)

Faculty of Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

  • MÜNSTER

Münster University Medical School MedWeb Münster

  • REGENSBURG

Universität Regensburg

  • ROSTOCK

Medizinische Fakultüt, Universität Rostock

  • SAARLAND

Saarland University Hospital – Faculty of Medicine

  • TÜBINGEN

Universität Tübingen

  • ULM

Medizinische Fakultät, Universität Ulm

  • WÜRZBURG

Medizinische Fakultät der Universität Würzburg

Örebro University, Sweden

Örebro University “Swedish: Örebro universitet” is a state university in Örebro, Sweden. Örebro commenced university level education in 1960s, after commencement of some university level courses in Uppsala University in Örebro. These activities provide base for establishment of an independent högskola (University College). This college was created in 1977 under the name Högskolan i Örebro (Örebro University College). This university college also integrated three other existing educational institutions in Örebro:

  • The teaching seminar
  • The sports college (founded in 1966)
  • The social work college (founded 1967)

Government of Sweden granted privileges of university to this college in 1999. On March 30th 2010 University was granted the right to award medical degrees in association with Örebro University Hospital. This privilege turned this university in 7th medical school in Sweden.

ALUMNI

English national football team Sven-Göran Eriksson and former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson are noted former manager of Örebro University. Persson is another name who studied sociology in Örebro 1969-1971. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in medicine from university in early 2005. This caused censure both from within Örebro University itself and from representatives of other Swedish universities.

OVERVIEW OF ÖREBRO UNIVERSITY

Örebro University is one of the fastest growing universities in Sweden. They have 16,000 students and 1,200 staff. The university grants education and research in humanities, law, social science, science, technology, health care, medicine, education, music and sport science. The university offers 800 courses, 60 undergraduate programs and 30 postgraduate programs. For international students Örebro University offers a number of Master programs that are trained in English. If any university has an exchange agreement with Örebro University, its student can spend a semester or a full year with Örebro University.

Örebro University is a juvenile, up-to-the-minute and rapidly growing university with an ambitious agenda for the future. They are offering a diverse range of high-quality courses in English, in stimulating and supportive environment. This university offers first-rate facilities for both students and staff. Campus of Örebro University is situated three kilometres from the town centre. Örebro University host selection of cafés and restaurants as well as a large sports complex with a state-of-the-art workout centre. Several nationalities of staff and students in this university reflects international flavor of their campus.

This university is situated at the very heart of Sweden.  Örebro is a dynamic and vibrant town closes by Lake Hjälmaren. Its prime location with Stockholm, Gothenburg and Oslo within easy reach makes it an ideal place to be. You can experience a unique sense of community as a student at Örebro University. You will also have easy access to a wide range of leisure activities and make friends for life.

Faculties of University of Heidelberg

University of Heidelberg consists of 12 faculties after a structural reformation in 2003, which in turn encompass several disciplines, departments, and institutes. As an outcome of Bologna process, most faculties now offer Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in order to comply with new European degree standard. Notable exceptions are undergraduate programs in law, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, from which students still graduate with State Examination. A central examination at Master’s level is held by the State of Baden-Württemberg.

  1. The Faculty of Behavioral Sciences and Empirical Cultural Sciences
  2. The Faculty of Biosciences
  3. The Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences
  4. The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  5. The Faculty of Law
  6. The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
  7. The Faculty of Medicine
  8. The Faculty of Medicine in Mannheim
  9. The Faculty of Modern Languages
  10. The Faculty of Philosophy and History
  11. The Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
  12. The Faculty of Theology

ASSOCIATED INSTITUTIONS

  1. Network for Research on Ageing
  2. Central Institute of Mental Health Mannheim
  3. Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research
  4. Heidelberg State Observatory
  5. University Hospital Heidelberg
  6. University Hospital Mannheim

PARTNERSHIPS

Nationally and internationally university has several partnerships. In particular, it upholds ancient alliances in research and education with following independent research institutes located in and around Heidelberg:

  1. College of Jewish Studies (Central Consistory of the Jews in Germany)
  2. European Molecular Biology Laboratory
  3. German Cancer Research Center (Helmholtz Association)
  4. Heavy Ion Research Center Darmstadt (Helmholtz Association)
  5. Heidelberg Academy of Sciences
  6. Karlsruhe Research Center (Helmholtz Association)
  7. Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
  8. Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
  9. Max Planck Institute for Medical Research

University of Heidelberg

The Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg “Ruperto Carola, Heidelberg University, or simply Heidelberg” is a public research university situated in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It was founded in 1386. University of Heidelberg is an oldest university in Germany and was 4th university established in the Holy Roman Empire. It is a coeducational institution since 1899. Today Heidelberg has 12th faculties and offers several degree programs at undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels in some 100 disciplines. It is a German Excellence University, as well as a founding member of the League of European Research Universities, the Coimbra Group, and the European University Association.

BRIEF INFORMATION OF UNIVERSITY OF HEIDELBERG

RUPRECHT KARL UNIVERSITY OF HEIDELBERG

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Latin: Ruperto Carola Heidelbergensis

MOTTO

Semper apertus (Latin)

MOTTO IN ENGLISH

(The book of learning is) always open.

ESTABLISHED

1386

TYPE

Public

RECTOR

Bernhard Eitel

ADMIN. STAFF

4,196 full time faculty

STUDENTS

26,741

LOCATION

Heidelberg,  Germany

CAMPUS

Urban

COLORS

Sandstone red and Gold

AFFILIATIONS

German Excellence Universities

LERU

Coimbra Group

EUA

WEBSITE

www.uni-heidelberg.de

ALUMNI OF UNIVERSITY

Alumni and faculty of university includes several founders and pioneers of academic disciplines, and a huge number of globally applauded philosophers, poets, jurisprudences, theologians, natural and social scientists. 30 Nobel Laureates, at least 18 Leibniz Laureates, and two “Oscar” winners have been allied with the University of Heidelberg. Eight Nobel Laureates received the award during their tenure at Heidelberg.

Top Universities in Germany

Germany offers one of the largest university systems in Europe with more than 300 institutions of higher education throughout the country. There are 11 German universities which underlining the quality of both teaching and research in these institutions. Study abroad programs in Germany offer two strands of education one general and other specialized. General education programs offers opportunity to international students to gain essential investigative and scientific skills relevant to their selected area of study. On completion of an intermediate examination, students then move on to period of study that has much more focus on their precise subject. The purpose of this study is to develop an in depth knowledge and understanding of specialization. German qualifications at all levels are regarded as being of highest quality education. German education is based on system of education that blends thorough theoretical knowledge with cutting-edge research, informed by contemporary technology and discoveries.

PROS AND CONS OF EDUCATION IN GERMANY

No or low tuition fees Lack of English Language taught programs
Excellent academic reputation
Familiarity of international students
Ease of admission

LIST OF TOP UNIVERSITY IN GERMANY

Here is a list of top universities found in Germany:

RANKING

NAME OF SCHOOLS

1

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität HEIDELBERG

2

Technische Universität MÜNCHEN

3

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

4

Freie Universität BERLIN

5

Universität FREIBURG

6

HUMBOLDT-Universität zu Berlin

7

Eberhard Karls Universität TÜBINGEN

8

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule AACHEN

9

Universität KARLSRUHE

10

Georg-August-Universität GÖTTINGEN

11

Universität FRANKFURT am Main

12

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität BONN

13

Universität STUTTGART

14

Julius-Maximilians-Universität WÜRZBURG

15

Technische Universität BERLIN

University of Barcelona

The University of Barcelona is officially known as “Universitat de Barcelona” in Catalan and in Spanish it is known as Universidad de Barcelona”. It is a public university situated in city of Barcelona, Catalonia in Spain. It is a member of Coimbra Group, LERU, European University Association, Mediterranean Universities Union, International Research Universities Network and Joan Lluís Vives Institute. University of Barcelona is offering 75 undergraduate programs, 353 graduate programs and 96 doctorate programs to more than 90,644 students. This university is considered as best University in Spain. In international ranking this university is ranked on 148thnumber overall in the world. Its subject’s rankings were:

  1. 72nd in Arts & Humanities
  2. 139th in Engineering & IT
  3. 68th in Life Sciences & Biomedicine
  4. 54th in Natural Sciences
  5. 118th in Social Sciences

UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA

Universitat de Barcelona

MOTTO

Libertas perfundet omnia luce

ESTABLISHED

November 3, 1450

TYPE

Public

RECTOR

Dídac Ramírez Sarrió

ACADEMIC STAFF

19

ADMIN. STAFF

4,715

STUDENTS

90,644

LOCATION

Barcelona, Spain

CAMPUS

4

WEBSITE

UB.edu

UB TODAY

Since 2005, the University of Barcelona encompasses 100 departments. These departments are grouped in 18 faculties and two university schools, one school and eight attached schools.

FACULTIES

  1. Faculty of Biology
  2. Faculty of Chemistry
  3. Faculty of Odontology
  4. Faculty of Economics and Business Studies
  5. Faculty of Education
  6. Faculty of Fine Arts
  7. Faculty of Geography and History
  8. Faculty of Geology
  9. Faculty of Law
  10. Faculty of Mathematics
  11. Faculty of Medicine
  12. Faculty of Library Sciences and Documentation
  13. Faculty of Pharmacy
  14. Faculty of Philology
  15. Faculty of Philosophy
  16. Faculty of Physics
  17. Faculty of Psychology
  18. Faculty of Teacher Training

UNIVERSITY SCHOOLS

  1. University School of Business studies
  2. University School of Nursing

ATTACHED SCHOOLS

  1. Center of Higher Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  2. Higher School of Cinema and Audio-visual
  3. Higher School of Prevention of Labor Accidents
  4. Higher School of Public relations
  5. University School of Hotel management and Tourism
  6. University School of Nursing – Sant Joan de Deu
  7. University School of Nursing – Santa Madrona
  8. Catalan National Institute of Physical Education (INEFC)

UB also has 30 research centers. It is considered to be the best university in Spain.