Updated: Aug 10, 2022
Learn from leading experts in foreign education consulting about what makes a top university the best.
As a student going for studies abroad, you want to know which universities are the best. This is a question I get all the time as an education expert. Here are the 5 things that make the best university the best.
1. Quality of teaching and research.
A high quality of research and teaching are associated with excellence. Besides this the high quality and size of the faculty, the number of papers published, the number of citations for the publications, and much more. It goes without saying that selection criteria for admission are stringent.
2. An international environment
An international environment usually means faculty or students from different countries and diverse backgrounds. Research collaboration with other universities and with other countries is important. If you study at a global university you get a chance to go for a student exchange semester in a different country or another university. Also read How important is an international environment at a university.
3. Cost of education and availability of scholarships
Excellent universities are not always the most expensive. Many top universities offer scholarships.
4. Career prospects and support
An assured career path after completing your studies, access to jobs are also some crucial factors. Universities connect their students with potential employers through their career cells.
5. Alumni network
Alumni network of a university who are well placed in the industry or are working/teaching in other organizations will help the students of their alma mater. Either by giving them job and internship opportunities, or offer you research positions. Some very successful alumni give grants and scholarships, or simply help the university with their knowledge and experience.
It can be challenging for students, parents, and educators to understand what makes a university excellent. Jam Campus Abroad is here to help you make the right decisions.
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