11 - Сүрет –– Number of international students at Harvard
Princeton simultaneously strives to be one of the leading research universities and the most outstanding undergraduate college in the world. As a research university, it seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding, and in the education of graduate students. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.
The University provides its students with academic, extracurricular and other resources—in a residential community committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff—that help them achieve at the highest scholarly levels and prepare them for positions of leadership and lives of service in many fields of human endeavor.
Through the scholarship and teaching of its faculty, and the many contributions to society of its alumni, Princeton seeks to fulfill its informal motto: “Princeton in the Nation’s Service and in the Service of All Nations."
13 - Сүрет–– Stanford Libraries
Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources (SULAIR) supports Stanford’s mission of teaching, learning and research by making information and knowledge accessible and preserving it for the future. The libraries have amassed collections of books, journals, scores and printed reference works numbering more than 8.5 million volumes. There are nearly 1.5 million audiovisual materials, more than 75,000 serials, thousands of digital resources and nearly 6 million microform holdings. Access to the libraries is extended to non-university users for seven days a year free of charge upon registration. Contact the Privileges Office at (650) 723-1492.
Special Collections and University Archives include about 260,000 rare or otherwise special books and 59 million pages of unpublished materials, including the archives, manuscripts, papers and correspondence of luminaries, scholars, technologists and writers; hundreds of thousands of archival photographs; corporate records and archives, with an emphasis on the Silicon Valley region and California history; and deep resources in Stanford’s own history. These primary-source and historical resources are available both to students and researchers for use in the Field Special Collections reading room in Green Library. Undergraduates are encouraged to conduct original research among these collections.
Computing at Stanford
Stanford houses one of the most extensive computing environments of any university. Services include e-mail, web hosting, distributed file systems, wireless and remote Internet access, courseware and research and high-performance computing facilities.
SUNet, the Stanford University Network, includes more than 150,000 computers with assigned Internet protocol addresses. About 60,000 are active on any given day. More than 9.5 terabytes of data flow between SUNet and the Internet each day. Stanford has 40,000 e-mail accounts and delivers about two million incoming mail messages daily on systems supported by Information Technology Services.
Students are not required to own computers at Stanford, although an estimated 99 percent own at least one, with about 94 percent owning laptops. All residences on campus have a cluster of computers for use day or night.
Stanford has been a leader in computer use, research and instruction. A high-speed electronic calculator was installed on campus in 1953, and the university’s first computer was installed in 1956. The first faculty member specializing in computers joined the Mathematics Department in 1957, and the Computer Science Department was founded in 1965. In 1968, researchers debuted the computer mouse and hypertext linking. In 1984, trenches were dug for SUNet and, in 1988, Stanford’s network was one of the first to connect to the Internet. In 1987, Stanford established the first residential computing program in the country. In 1991, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center created the first U.S. website. In 2005, Stanford joined the Google Library Project to make millions of books available electronically without charge.
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world. It is a specialist university with an international intake and a global reach. Its research and teaching spans the full breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance and, as the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise found, it has the highest percentage of world-leading research of any university in the UK.
Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, LSE has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence. Fourteen Nobel Prize winners in economics, literature and peace have been either LSE staff or alumni: George Bernard Shaw (1925), Ralph Bunche (1950), Bertrand Russell (1950), Philip Noel-Baker (1959), Sir John Hicks (1972), Friedrich von Hayek (1974), James Meade (1977), Arthur Lewis (1979), Merton Miller (1990), Ronald Coase (1991), Amartya Sen (1998), Robert Mundell (1999), George Akerlof (2001) and Leonid Hurwicz (jointly) (2007).
The School has just under 90,000 registered alumni. As of February 2009, around 32 past or present heads of state have studied or taught at LSE, and 28 members of the British House of Commons and 42 members of the House of Lords have either studied or taught at LSE.
LSE offers a very wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the social sciences. Teaching is carried out through academic departments and interdisciplinary institutes and in partnership with internationally-known higher education institutions.
Undergraduate courses range from subjects considered to fall within the 'arts', such as history, to subjects such as mathematics. Some have a direct vocational or professional link, like law or actuarial science. All are a useful intellectual training in different approaches to social questions. New programmes in politics and philosophy and maths with economics have recently been introduced.
Since 1910 there have been arrangements at LSE for visiting students to pursue a fully integrated study year abroad at undergraduate level. This facility is known as the General Course. Students register for the entire academic year, October through to late June, and have a choice of over 300 courses available to them. The course enables students to study in the heart of a multicultural city alongside others from across the world.
At postgraduate level, the Graduate School offers a wide range of taught master's programmes (MA, MSc and LLM) normally of one academic or calendar year full-time study, or two years' part-time. Research programmes for MPhil or PhD degrees are offered by all departments and institutes. Programmes for LSE's diploma qualification are also available either as conversion courses or to extend the depth or range of undergraduate studies.
Language teaching is provided through the Language Centre, both as a degree option, and to learn or improve a language.
Following a review by a Teaching Task Force, LSE is set to spend an extra 2 million per year to ensure that its teaching continues to be of the highest quality.