University of the Western Cape
The University of the Western Cape is a public university located in the Bellville suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. The University of the Western Cape has a history of creative struggle against oppression, discrimination and disadvantage. Among academic institutions it has been in the vanguard of South Africa’s historic change, playing a distinctive academic role in helping to build an equitable and dynamic nation. UWC’s key concerns with access, equity and quality in higher education arise from extensive practical engagement in helping the historically marginalised participate fully in the life of the nation. The university was established in 1960 by the South African government as a university for Coloured people only. Other universities near Cape Town are the University of Cape Town, (UCT, originally for English speaking whites) and the Stellenbosch University (originally for Afrikaans speaking whites). The establishing of UWC was a direct effect of the Extension of University Education Act, 1959. This law accomplished the segregation of higher education in South Africa. Coloured students were only allowed at a few non-white universities. In this period, other ‘ethnical’ universities, such as the University of Zululand and the University of the North, were founded as well. Since well before the end of apartheid in South Africa in 1994, it has been an integrated and multiracial institution.
Sapienza Università di Roma(Sapienza University of Rome)
Sapienza University, which was founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII in Rome, is one of the oldest universities in the world and a top performer in international university rankings. The future of Sapienza is firmly rooted in its rich past and the academic and research excellence of its community. Sapienza’s mission is to catalyse the development of a knowledge society by promoting research, education and international cooperation. The 115,000 students enrolled at Sapienza can choose from over 250 degree programmes (Bachelors, Masters and PhDs) and 200 specialisation courses, while the “Scuola Superiore di Studi Avanzati” runs honours programmes and free tuition for its best students. Sapienza has 11 Faculties, 63 Departments and various research centres that drive high levels of excellence in archaeology, physics and astrophysics, as well as humanities and cultural heritage, environmental studies, nano technology, cellular and gene therapy, design and aerospace. Moreover, students enjoy 59 libraries (two of which are open 24 hours/day), 20 museums, the Ciao/Hello Orientation Office, the SORT Faculty Orientation Offices and an Office for Disabled Students.
Oakland University is a public institution that was founded in 1957. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,793, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 1,444 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Oakland University’s ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2.
The Oakland University campus is located in Rochester, Michigan, a suburb about 30 miles northwest of Detroit. Undergraduates can earn degrees in more than 130 programs, and graduate students can enroll in many fields of study, including business, education, engineering and health. Classes at Oakland are usually small, often with fewer than 35 students, and only 1 percent of courses are taught by graduate assistants. Oakland University hosts hundreds of corporate employers each year to interview students, and statistics show that nearly 90 percent of Oakland students find a job within six months of graduation.
Université de Limoges (University of Limoges)
The University of Limoges (Université de Limoges) is a French public research university, based in Limoges. The semiotician Jacques Fontanille, a senior member of the “Institut Universitaire de France”, is the president. Its chancellor is the rector of the Academy of Limoges (an administrative district in France for education and research). It counts more than 14,000 students and near 1,000 scholars and researchers. It offers complete curricula up to the doctorates and beyond in the traditional areas of knowledge and continues to develop new courses in line with the evolution of the postmodern and postcolonial society. As of July 2015 it is a member of the Leonardo da Vinci consolidated University (Université confédérale Léonard de Vinci) along with the University of Poitiers, the University of La Rochelle and several engineering schools.
Shiga University of Medical Science
Established in 1974, Shiga University of Medical Science is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the small city of Otsu (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Shiga. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, Shiga University of Medical Science is a coeducational higher education institution. Shiga University of Medical Science offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 42 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Japanese higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Shiga University of Medical Science also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, as well as administrative services.