Tropical Paradise: Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
Under the sea, this is where you will be. Well, shut up! Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is located in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean and in one of the most diverse deep-sea ecosystems in the world. The basis for extensive marine research was iinaugurated in 1932 and since then it has attracted visiting scholars and scientists from all over the world.
Here you have the luxury of studying marine science with easily accessible and diverse marine habitats that you can frequent whenever you want. Living and working at an active research station also gives you the physical experience of what it is like to work in the field of marine science.
BIOS’s mission is to find and share fundamental knowledge about the oceans through cutting-edge research, world-class field expeditions, and comprehensive educational experiences. Who wouldn’t love the idea of studying in a place that doubles as a vacation destination? Discover the courses available here.
Reaching for the Stars: International Space University
To infinity and beyond! the International Space University (ISU) is located in Illkirch-Graffenstaden near Strasbourg in France.
You will be in the charming and romantic capital of the Grand Est region which is also near the German border. Getting to the city center from ISU won’t take you more than 30 minutes.
ISU faculty members include a wide range of renowned individuals including astronauts, space engineers, and space scientists. You have the choice of participating in the short programs or the interactive space program. Additionally, you can also take a Masters in Space Studies, Space Studies Program, Commercial Space Program, or Southern Hemisphere Program.
Hermit Kingdom: Pyongyang University of Science and Technology
Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) is located in the countryside outside the North Korean capital. It is currently the first and only private university in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
PUST’s mission is to contribute to the economic development of North Korea. The Bachelor of Science and Doctorate degrees offered here include Electrical and Computer Engineering, Agriculture and Life Sciences, International Finance and Management, and Medical Sciences. PUST’s medical sciences division includes schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health and nursing.
PUST has the largest community of foreigners, with staff from China, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe. Many come from prestigious universities around the world.
A scenic boat ride: the International University of Venice
San Servolo is a small Italian island in the Venetian lagoon. Previously, it housed a monastery of monks, then an asylum for the insane. Today it is home to the International University of Venice (VIU).
Founded in 1995, it is a consortium of Italian universities and institutions with an additional museum. A boat trip to school is an adventure in itself.
The main objective of VIU is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas between members. They develop, promote and organize joint university research. They also offer training and capacity building programs.
On the edge of a mountain: University of Cape Town
The University of Cape Town (UCT) was founded in 1829 and is a public research university in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. On the slopes of Devil’s Peak above Rondebosch is the main campus of UCT.
It is not only the oldest institute of higher education in South Africa, but also the highest ranked according to World ranking of QS universities. Its faculties of business, law and medicine are consistently ranked among the top 100 in the world. Of UCT alumni, staff and researchers, five have won the Nobel Prize.
There are more than 100 student societies and organizations on campus. It’s not hard to see why this is a top choice for the university in terms of location, top-notch academics, and cultural diversity. Find a list of programs here.
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