Recently, Times Higher Education released their 2016/2017 World University Rankings. The rankings look at teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook of universities from every corner of the globe.
Here at WebsEdge we were excited for this announcement as we have worked closely with many of the universities for our Conference TV projects. Looking at the list of this year’s rankings, we have captured the work of a variety of departments within all the top 24 universities and with over 70% in the top 100.
Through filming these department, we’re able to show the research and discoveries that are at the forefront of addressing the issues facing our society – not only to academia and industry but also to a wider global audience through its online channels. Universities greatly contribute to the important advances made to address these issues and is reflected how the universities are ranked through the key considerations (research, knowledge transfer).
Learn more below about this year’s top 10 universities and their research by watching the WebsEdge videos below.
1. University of Oxford- This year, the UK University moved one place higher to take the top spot from the California Institute of Technology. Led by the University of Oxford, The National Network of Quantum Technology Hubs - Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT), is investing in quantum technologies, to building a quantum computer.
2. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) – Learn more about the breakthroughs in environmental sustainability at Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute.
3. Stanford University – Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource Materials Sciences Division is working with sustainable energy materials to enhance clean energy and future security and efficiency.
4. University of Cambridge – As part of the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, the Department of Urology research and surgical procedures specialises prostate and bladder cancer.
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – WebsEdge has worked with MIT for a number of years – most recently with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
6. Harvard University – Center for Nanoscale Systems is a shared user facility for the scientific community that is available to Harvard University collaborators and other commercial organizations.
7. Princeton University – Find out more about The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and how they are advancing fusion and plasma science.
8. Imperial College London – Skeletal disease research within the Molecular Endocrinology Laboratory focuses on osteoporosis and osteoarthritis using advance imaging and screening techniques.
9. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich – Looks the answers key questions about our planet and the solar system within the Department of Earth Sciences.
10. University of California, Berkeley- has made ground breaking scientific discoveries relating to biological systems through their entrepreneurial program within the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences at Berkeley (QB3-Berkeley).
10. University of Chicago – Creating a new breed of research environment, the Institute for Molecular Engineering is combining multiple disciplines to solve a specific societal issues.