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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


  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


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.



Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Latin: Ruperto Carola Heidelbergensis


Semper apertus (Latin)


(The book of learning is) always open.






Bernhard Eitel


4,196 full time faculty




Heidelberg,  Germany




Sandstone red and Gold


German Excellence Universities


Coimbra Group





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.


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


Here is a list of top universities found in Germany:




Ruprecht-Karls-Universität HEIDELBERG


Technische Universität MÜNCHEN


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


Freie Universität BERLIN


Universität FREIBURG


HUMBOLDT-Universität zu Berlin


Eberhard Karls Universität TÜBINGEN


Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule AACHEN


Universität KARLSRUHE


Georg-August-Universität GÖTTINGEN


Universität FRANKFURT am Main


Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität BONN


Universität STUTTGART


Julius-Maximilians-Universität WÜRZBURG


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


Universitat de Barcelona


Libertas perfundet omnia luce


November 3, 1450




Dídac Ramírez Sarrió








Barcelona, Spain






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.


  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


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


  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.

University of Pristina, Kosovo

The University of Prishtina as well as University of Priština are at present two dislodge public universities of Kosovo. These universities have same history up to a point of divergence, which took place in 1999. University of Pristina was opened as one university in Yugoslavia, in the city of Pristina for academic year 1969/1970 and functioned as University of Priština until 1999.


University of Pristina is a member of Balkan Universities Network and recognized internationally by American and West European universities as well as international organizations are cooperating with it. This university is instructing in Albanian language. It is actually located in Pristina, now the capital city of Kosovo.


University of Priština is located at Kosovska Mitrovica. This university has Serbian entity displaced from the city of Priština in 1999. University is conducting education in Serbian language, backed by Government of Serbia. It is recognized by United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) since 2002 but under the name of university of Mitrovica. This university has legal continuity with original institution although it has been physically expelled from campus located in Pristina.


The academic year of the University “both Serbian and Albanian” continue from 1st October through 30 September. Academic year is prearranged in two semesters, with 30 weeks’ significance of teaching per year. Serbian university had 14 faculties with about 18,000 students and over 1,300 faculty and staff members in 1999. In the same year, about 6,000 students transferred to other universities in central Serbia after the Kosovo War was over. In 2001 “while was situated in Kruševac” it had 17,000 students. From 1999 to 2001 about 2,000 students graduated from University of Priština, 50 students were awarded Magister degrees, and 20 earned their doctorates. After moving back to Kosovo only 6,500 students decided to carry on their education at this University.

In 2004 University had 10 faculties with about 8,000 students while enrollment quota was 1,200 students. In August 2007 it had 9,320 students, over 700 faculty and about 200 staff members and its enrollment quota was 2,726 students. About 45% of students were from Kosovo, 30% from central Serbia, 25% from Montenegro. There were also a smaller number of students from Republic of Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Currently, there are 10.264 students, 730 faculty, and 320 staff members.

In the academic year 2004/2005, Albanian university counted 28,832 undergraduate students, 15,596 (54.1%) men and 13,236 (45.9%) women; 28,567 (99%) students were of Albanian ethnicity, 125 (0.4%) Bosniaks, 114 (0.4%) Turks, and 25 (0.1%) belonged to other ethnic groups. About 3,000 students are receiving bachelor or master degrees every year at University of Prishtina, the majority in social and human sciences. More than 50,000 have graduated from the university since its establishment.

Medical Universities in United Kingdom

Medical universities in United Kingdom incorporates several educational activities. These activities concerned with edification and supervision of medical doctors in the United Kingdom. They provide entry-level training through to ongoing education of qualified specialists. Here you can find brief information about medical colleges and universities in United Kingdom.


Here is a list of medical universities and colleges in United Kingdom. I listed these universities according to their rank in United Kingdom.

  1. Oxford University, Medical Sciences Division
  2. Edinburgh University, Medical School
  3. Dundee University, Medical School
  4. Cambridge University, School of Clinical Medicine
  5. The University of Manchester, School of Medicine
  6. University College London, Medical School
  7. Imperial College, School of Medicine
  8. University of Aberdeen, School of Medicine
  9. University of Leeds, School of Medicine
  10. Leicester University Medical School
  11. Newcastle University, Medical Sciences
  12. University of Glasgow, Faculty of Medicine
  13. Peninsula Medical School
  14. The University of Nottingham, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  15. King’s College London, School of Medicine
  16. The University of Sheffield, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  17. Hull York Medical School
  18. University of St Andrews, Bute Medical School
  19. University of Birmingham, School of Medicine
  20. University of Southampton, School of Medicine
  21. Bristol University, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
  22. Swansea University, School of Medicine
  23. Queen’s University, Belfast, Division of Physiology
  24. The University of Warwick, Medical School
  25. Queen Mary, University of London, School of Medicine
  26. St George’s Medical School, University of London
  27. Cardiff University, Institute of Medical Genetics
  28. University of Liverpool, Faculty of Medicine
  29. The University of West Anglia, School of Medicine
  30. Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Education System of London, United Kingdom

London is the capital of England and United Kingdom (UK). It is Britain’s largest and most crowded metropolitan area. London is a foremost global educational centre, having one of the largest populations of overseas students of any city in the world.


UCL, Imperial College London, Queen Mary University of London, King’s College London and LSE are leading centers of research and stand alongside MIT, University of California, Berkeley and other US Universities are very famous in terms of international repute. Virtually all leading British learned societies are based in London. The Royal Institution has historic importance, repository and promoter of acquisition of scientific knowledge through research and study.


There are also numbers of colleges in London that offer education leading to degree authenticated by universities but not from actual universities. Some of these colleges are private institutions and very similar to actual universities like European Business School or Regent’s College.


London also has various further education colleges funded by Learning and Skills Councils. Traditionally these were completely separated from higher education system and offered vocational education below university level. This distinction is breaking down and various further education colleges now offer university level courses validated by local university and prepare students for university entrance, as well as providing them vocational courses.


London is also Britain’s leading centre for arts education. London has four music conservatories like:

  1. Royal College of Music
  2. The Royal Academy of Music
  3. Trinity College of Music
  4. The Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Art and design schools include

  1. Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
  2. Chelsea College of Art and Design
  3. London College of Communication
  4. London College of Fashion
  5. Goldsmiths College
  6. University of London
  7. Royal College of Art
  8. Slade School of Art


London is an important centre for medical education. The city’s medical schools are attached to top hospitals and some of them are numerous centuries old. The number of medical schools has been reduced to five after a recent series of mergers.

  1. Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
  2. King’s College London School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (formerly Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine)
  3. Imperial College School of Medicine
  4. University College London Medical School
  5. St George’s Hospital Medical School

How to Write an Effective Speech?

Speech is an articulated form of human communication and it based on synaptic combination of lingual and names that are drawn from large vocabularies. Human speakers (cryptologist) are often able to communicate in two or more of them. Writing speech in many ways like writing on paper or in soft form electronically, excluding that there is no penalty of spelling and punctuation errors. When you are writing a speech for you then try to use those words which you can pronounce in comfortable way. If you don’t know the meaning of any word then exclude it from speech because these factors can break your concentration and lead you toward less fluent delivery of speech. If you want to write an effective speech either for your college seminar or for any event in your institute or for your convocation, there are some simple but effective tips by following them you can write a perfect and impressive speech.

  1. First of all you should evaluate how much time of your speech should take. If you have limited time then try to keep your speech brief & concise but yet informative.
  2. Inquire about your audience and let your perception about audience then shape the tone of your speech according to audience as to maintain audience interest and attention.
  3. Start your speech with an introduction that reflects about you like who you are, why you are here, what your purpose is, why you will be talking about it and how much time you are going to take. You can also include a joke, anecdote or any interesting fact to grab and maintain audience’s attention.
  4. Prepare some key points, you can organize your information into 3-7 key points and prioritize them according to importance and effectiveness.
  5. After completion of speech proof read it and delete all extra points that are not crucial for your speech in case if you have too much material for your speech according to your time frame.
  6. Write your speech in chronological order. Start your speech with most important point, then go forward with least important point and move slowly towards most important points. Try to keep balance between most important and less important points to grab attention of audience. For example if you have 7-8 points then keep the most important point at number 1 & 2 then keep least important points on number 3 &4 etc. in order to give effective presentation of your speech.
  7. Try to support your each point with the help of statistic facts and figures, examples, interesting short stories, quotations and all other supportive material.
  8. Link all points of your speech with each other like you should link your introduction, body points of speech and conclusion together in smooth transition.
  9. At the end conclude your whole speech such as you can summarize all main points of your speech from start to end to leave your audience with a lasting impression.


  1. Your introduction should contain total 10-15% part of your total speech and conclusion should make up 5-10%.
  2. If you are preparing your speech in hand writing then make it sure that it is easily readable and if you want to take print then take it in large and clear letter.
  3. Rehearse your speech many times before delivering it to maintain confidence and fluency.
  4. If you are going to deliver a great deal of information then support your information with handout and visual aids to help your audience to remember your points. Trim your speech if possible.

Colleges and Universities in Switzerland

Colleges and universities in Switzerland are places where the doors of knowledge are opened for the generations. Mankind finds the new horizons of knowledge and skills by entering in these institutes. Education plays an important role in the development of mankind, its resources and yields the civilization as well. Education is considered most important in the life of an individual all over the world.


As we know that there are no natural resources in Switzerland. So Switzerland has tried to compensate this shortage by getting more advances in the field of education. All its prosperity and development depends on its brain power. That’s why Switzerland has world’s best education system that is strongly accepted and adopted all over the world. In Switzerland, mostly people continue their study in colleges and universities after completion of compulsory education. Educational industry of Switzerland has groomed as much as people around the world desire to send their beloved children to Switzerland for higher studies. Switzerland is recognized throughout the world for its Canton Education System (Kindergarten Schools and Universities). However municipalities of Switzerland provide primary and secondary education as well to their children.


There are a number of schools and colleges in Switzerland. From the large number of universities, mostly running under Canton whereas some universities run by confederation. Switzerland provides all types of education to its inhabitants whether it is technical, social, commercial, political or Science/art. Duration of education of an individual vary significantly in Switzerland. Aside from the university education of Switzerland, Vocational training is also provided to youngsters in certain colleges. There are seven specialized colleges in Switzerland.


As we already mention that there are a number of universities that are accomplishing the responsibility in educating and training the human resources of Switzerland. However there is a list of top universities of Switzerland that can be used for rough guide.

RANK                                                                                    INSTITUTE NAME

1                                                                                              ETH Zurich ( Swiss Federal Institute of  Technology)

2                                                                                              University of Geneva

3                                                                                              University of Basel

4                                                                                              Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne

5                                                                                              University of  Zurich

6                                                                                              University of Bern

7                                                                                              University of Lausanne

There are a number of such private universities and colleges in Switzerland that offer many courses and diplomas. The education system of these institutes is based on Anglo-American system to very extent. The programs and diplomas offered by these institutes are not much preferred in Switzerland; so the individuals taking interest in doing these diplomas/courses are strongly recommended that they must be aware of this point before admitted there.

As concerned the admission criteria in the institutes of Switzerland, it vary with the establishment/development of institutes and other factors. It is suggested that individuals who are looking for admission in the institutes of Switzerland in higher education, they must directly contacted with the institutes so that there may not occur any confusion or discrepancy in the process of admission.

In short education system of Switzerland is known in all over the world. It is providing quality education that covers almost every field of life. Switzerland has compensated its shortage of natural resources in terms of education and professional training of its inhabitants.

7 Unconventional Ways to Pay for a College Education

College education has become so expensive that many families give up hope of ever being able to send their children. How to pay for a college? There are however some excellent resources to check out that can provide great assistance and put a college education within your reach.

1. START SMALLER: While your instinct may be to jump right into a major university, start smaller with a community college for some major savings. This can allow you to get some fundamental credits under your belt, and as you build up your grade point you might just get some financial help with your transfer to a bigger and more reputable university.
2. LOOK FOR UNCONVENTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OR GRANTS: You may not realize just how many scholarships or grants are out there. Check out unusual resources; go for the types that you may not even think you qualify for. If you have any specific heritage or cultural background, look for scholarships in that category. This can provide an excellent education in a way that you may not have even realized existed. Think big!
3. USE YOUR SMARTS EARLY ON: Taking advanced placement or college level credits in high school or over the summer can help to contribute to your graduation requirements. If you have access to such courses, you can place out of them at the college level and this can equal far more savings in the end.
4. PAY YOUR DUES: If you go to school through a military scholarship, you can often get a free ride or a major savings. The requirement is that you pay your dues by serving in an active role within the military, or at the very least take the training to keep current in case you are ever needed.
5. DIVE INTO UNUSUAL PAYMENT PROGRAMS: You can save some money and feel the burn in your wallet a little less if you pay it off a little bit at a time. Rather than writing out one big check, you can work with the university or financial aid office to pay as you go or pay a few times throughout the year.
6. START A BUSINESS EARLY ON: There are so many talents that young adults have, and these days you can create a website for just about anything. Work with your child to create an online site to sell items or focus on something that they are good at. Not only will this help to pay for a college education, but it will also teach them business skills in the process.
7. WORK IT OFF: There are some excellent opportunities for students to work while in college and they can make some pretty good money doing so. Take on a job early on and designate a certain amount that goes towards the tuition bill or the living expenses. This also helps to teach responsibility, so it’s a win-win!

A college education may very well be within your reach, so don’t give up hope before you’ve checked out all of your avenues. These ideas can help you to think outside the box and get the college education that you are really after.

Mary M. Frederick blogs about how to choose the best undergraduate degrees for career potential.

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