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April 13, 2021

Canada is the No. 1 Country in the World, According to the 2021 Best Countries Report

U.S. News & World Report

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Photo: The National Flag of Canada. Image Credit: Statschew.

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2021 — For the first time, Canada takes the top spot overall in the 2021 Best Countries Report, a ranking and analysis project by U.S. News & World Report; BAV Group, a unit of global marketing communications company VMLY&R; and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Cultural, economic, political, and technological influences remain essential. The report has added two new categories: social purpose and agility. Together, this broad range of types determines how the 78 countries studied are ranked on the world stage.

“Nations are impacted on many critical fronts by how they are perceived globally - from foreign relations to international business to tourism. These perceptions are ever-evolving in a rapidly changing world,” said Kim Castro, editor, and chief content officer at U.S. News. “The 2021 Best Countries analysis combines data and storytelling to explore how countries compare on a host of global issues.”

• Key themes from the 2021 Best Countries Report:

“This year, the model behind the Best Countries report has been updated and evolved in response to 2020, a year like no other,” said John Keaveney, WPP advisor and head of Analytics & Insight, BAV Group. “By combining more traditional measures of a nation’s power and influence with our new dimensions of Social Purpose and Agility, we are now able to more accurately measure the strength and perceptual equity of any country in 2021.”

The 2021 Best Countries rankings methodology gathered from a proprietary survey of more than 17,000 business leaders; college-educated individuals who are middle-class or higher; and general citizens who are nationally representative of their country. “Countries should care about their image - it is not just a beauty contest. The impressions others have of a country affects its economy through tourism, foreign trade, and foreign direct investment,” said David Reibstein, professor of marketing at the Wharton School.

The Best Countries project includes in-depth news articles, an interactive data explorer, photos, and commentary from global experts in government, business, and academia. It is part of the U.S. News’ Government Rankings initiative, which measures government performance at the international, state, and local levels and includes the Best States and Healthiest Communities projects.

• Best Countries Overall Rankings 2021

  1. Canada
  2. Japan
  3. Germany
  4. Switzerland
  5. Australia
  6. United States
  7. New Zealand
  8. United Kingdom
  9. Sweden
  10. Netherlands
  11. France
  12. Denmark
  13. Norway
  14. Singapore
  15. South Korea
  16. Italy
  17. China
  18. Finland
  19. Spain
  20. Belgium
  21. Austria
  22. United Arab Emirates
  23. Ireland
  24. Russia
  25. India
  26. Brazil
  27. Greece
  28. Thailand
  29. Portugal
  30. Israel
  31. Mexico
  32. Qatar
  33. Egypt
  34. Turkey
  35. Saudi Arabia
  36. Malaysia
  37. Indonesia
  38. Morocco
  39. Costa Rica
  40. Vietnam
  41. South Africa
  42. Argentina
  43. Poland
  44. Philippines
  45. Czechia
  46. Croatia
  47. Sri Lanka
  48. Hungary
  49. Chile
  50. Peru
  51. Panama
  52. Dominican Republic
  53. Kenya
  54. Colombia
  55. Cambodia
  56. Jordan
  57. Estonia
  58. Myanmar
  59. Uruguay
  60. Slovenia
  61. Bulgaria
  62. Slovakia
  63. Romania
  64. Latvia
  65. Tunisia
  66. Azerbaijan
  67. Lithuania
  68. Ecuador
  69. Guatemala
  70. Oman
  71. Ukraine
  72. Kazakhstan
  73. Uzbekistan
  74. Lebanon
  75. Belarus
  76. Serbia
  77. El Salvador
  78. Iraq

• 10 Most Powerful Countries 2021

  1. United States
  2. China
  3. Russia
  4. Germany
  5. United Kingdom
  6. Japan
  7. France
  8. South Korea
  9. Saudi Arabia
  10. United Arab Emirates

•10 Most Agile Countries 2021

  1. United States
  2. Australia
  3. Canada
  4. Germany
  5. Singapore
  6. South Korea
  7. Japan
  8. Netherlands
  9. New Zealand
  10. Sweden

U.S. News & World Report is a global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Founded in 1933, U.S. News has its headquarters in Washington, D.C.

BAV Group is a global consultancy with expertise in consumer insights and brand marketing strategy.

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1881, was the first collegiate business school. It is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates its economic and social value worldwide.

Source: U.S. News & World Report

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April 12, 2021

Parliament of the World's Religions announces Call for Programs 2021

The world’s premier interfaith convening organization invites program proposals for its 8th global gathering focused on the theme “Opening our Hearts to the World: Compassion in Action.”

Parliament of the World's Religions

Parliament of the World's Religions, Chicago

Photo: Chicago. Image Credit: Cédric Chapuis.

CHICAGO, April 10, 2021 — The Parliament of the World’s Religions, the world’s premier interfaith convening, has invited proposals for programs, presentations, and religious observances at the 2021 Parliament of the World’s Religions, to be held virtually, October 17-18.

Parliament convenings have featured luminaries such as H.H. Dalai Lama, President Nelson Mandela, President Jimmy Carter, Shirin Ebadi, and United Nations Messenger of Peace Dr. Jane Goodall. The 2021 Parliament Call for Programs provides featured presenters the opportunity to join a historical group of select scholars, activists, and religious and spiritual leaders from around the world.

The Call for Programs for the Parliament of the World’s Religions opened on Friday, April 2, inviting people of faith and conscience worldwide to propose a program, presentation, or religious observance for the upcoming 2021 Parliament of the World’s Religions. The program would acknowledge the setbacks and hardships the people around the world are currently facing. It would reflect the critical hope and compassion offered by the world’s faith and spiritual traditions in healing, restoration, and the promise of a just, peaceful and sustainable future.

The theme of the 2021 Parliament is “Opening our Hearts to the World: Compassion in Action.” This theme aims to encompass the global opportunity provided by the virtual nature of the 2021 Parliament and the significant emotional and spiritual needs of people around the world. It acknowledges the critical need for a just and compassionate plan to move the world forward.

The Parliament has invited diverse peoples of faith, conscience, and spirituality to share their hopes and hearts with the global interfaith movement. Interested organizations and individuals can propose panels, lectures, oral presentations, academic papers, seminars, religious & spiritual observances, workshops & training, art, films, virtual tours, music, and performances.

The 2021 Parliament of the World’s Religions provides a cost-effective way to maximize an organization’s exposure to thousands of participants from 80 different countries and over 50 faith and spiritual traditions by serving as a sponsor and exhibitor. Individuals can network with leaders from communities worldwide and connect with thousands of multi-generational, media-savvy, and culturally aware participants, the organization stated.

The Parliament of the World’s Religions’ origins is rooted in the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Its historic first convening created a global platform for the engagement of religions of the east and west. The 1893 World Parliament of Religions marked the first formal gathering of representatives of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. A variety of spiritual leaders from around the world came to share their perspectives and engage in dialogue. Here, a captivating Hindu monk from India, Swami Vivekananda, addressed 5,000 assembled delegates, greeting them with the words, “Sisters and brothers of America!”


Photo: Vivekananda in Chicago, September 1893. Signed Photograph.

Headquartered in Chicago, Il, USA, the World Religions Parliament is an international NGO affiliated to the United Nations Department of Public Information. It cultivates harmony among the world’s spiritual traditions and fosters their engagement with guiding institutions to achieve a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.

Source: The Parliament of the World’s Religions, Chicago.

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April 8, 2021

United States India Educational Foundation (USIEF), New Delhi, announces Fulbright Fellowships for Indian citizens for the academic year 2022-2023.

Fulbrightl, India

Fulbright, India

Photo: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, Stephen E. Biegun, meets with Fulbright Alumni in New Delhi, India, on October 13, 2020. (State Department photo). [File Photo]

New Delhi, April 7, 2021 — United States India Educational Foundation (USIEF), New Delhi, has announced Fulbright Fellowships for Indian citizens for the academic year 2022-2023 in the following categories:

“Selection committees would look to identify talented individuals whose projects are relevant to India and the United States. The committees would seek candidates who demonstrate the potential to be effective cultural ambassadors,” USIEF said.

• 2022-2023 Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships:

• 2022-2023 Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships:

• 2022-2023 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships:

• 2022-2023 Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar:

The United States government leads the Fulbright Program in partnership with more than 160 countries worldwide. The program offers international educational and cultural exchange for passionate and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers, and specialists of all backgrounds to study, teach, or pursue meaningful research and professional projects.

Sources: United States India Educational Foundation (USIEF), New Delhi; U.S. Department of State.

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April 7, 2021

E-commerce, a Covid Lifeline for Retailers with Additional $900 Billion Spent Online Globally, says Mastercard Recovery Insights.


Infographic: Consumers are increasing their e-commerce footprints, buying from up to 30% more online retailers.


Photo: Retail. Garments Shop. Image Credit: Roman K.

As Covid-19 kept consumers worldwide at home, they purchased nearly everything from groceries to gardening supplies online. According to Mastercard’s latest Recovery Insights report, this amounted to an additional $900 billion spending in retail online around the world in 2020.

For retailers, restaurants, and other businesses large and small, selling online provided a much-needed lifeline as in-person consumer purchasing got disrupted.

Roughly 20-30% of the Covid-related shift to digital globally is expected to be permanent, according to “Mastercard’s Recovery Insights: Commerce E-volution.” The report draws on anonymized and aggregated sales activity in the Mastercard network and proprietary analysis by the Mastercard Economics Institute. The research dives into what this means by country, sector, goods & services, within countries, and across borders.

“While consumers got stuck at home, their dollars traveled far and wide thanks to e-commerce,” says Bricklin Dwyer, Mastercard chief economist and head of the Mastercard Economics Institute. “This has significant implications, with the countries and companies that have prioritized digital continuing to reap the benefits. Our analysis shows that even the smallest businesses see gains when they shift to digital.”

While the digital transformation has been neither universal nor consistent due to geographical, economic, and household differences, the report uncovers several critical overarching trends:

Mastercard launched Recovery Insights last year to help businesses and governments better manage the health, safety, and economic risks presented by Covid-19. The initiative utilizes Mastercard’s analytics and experimentation platforms, its longstanding consulting practice, and unique data-driven insights to deliver relevant and timely tools, innovation, and research.

The report draws on anonymized and aggregated sales activity in the Mastercard network and proprietary analysis by the Mastercard Economics Institute.

Source: Mastercard

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April 6, 2021

IMF announces World Economic Outlook April 2021 Forecast

IMF, Gopinath

Photo: Chief Economist Gita Gopinath poses before giving the World Economic Outlook during the 2021 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund. April 6, 2021. Washington, DC, United States. IMF Photo/Joshua Roberts.

Washington, DC, April 6, 2021 — The IMF announced an upgrade to global growth in its World Economic Outlook on Tuesday (April 6) in Washington, DC.

IMF has projected that the global economy would grow at 6 percent in 2021, moderating to 4.4 percent in 2022. A significant turnaround from an estimated contraction of -3.3 percent in 2020 when a pandemic hit the world.

“So relative to our January forecast, we are upgrading growth to 6% for 2021 and 4.4% for 2022. It reflects the additional financial support provided in the United States and the vaccination efforts that will strengthen recovery in the second half of this year. It also reflects the continued resilience of economic activity to the pandemic in many parts of the world,” said IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath.

Gopinath stressed that a high degree of uncertainty surrounds the IMF’s projections as the pandemic is yet to be defeated and virus cases are accelerating in many countries.

That’s leading to diverging recoveries both across and within countries, as economies with slower vaccine rollout, more limited policy support, and more reliant on tourism do less well.

“The biggest risk right now is still the pandemic. If there are new virus variants that evade the vaccine, it could lead to a sharp downgrade. But if, on the other hand, there’s the faster rollout of vaccinations, then that could uplift the outlook,” said Gopinath.

She also added that multispeed recoveries could pose financial risks if interest rates in the United States rise further in unexpected ways. It could cause inflated asset valuations to unwind in a disorderly manner, economic conditions to tighten sharply, and recovery prospects to deteriorate, especially for some highly leveraged emerging markets and developing economies.

“The second big risk is to financial conditions. We see multispeed recoveries, and we have seen interest rates go up. If interest rates go up even further in a more disorderly fashion than that could have negative implications for several countries, especially for some highly vulnerable emerging and developing economies,” said Gopinath.

Policymakers will need to continue supporting their economies while dealing with more limited policy space and higher debt levels than before the pandemic, Gopinath added. It requires better-targeted measures to leave room for prolonged support if needed.

“Given that we are not out of the woods, it is crucial for policy support to be continued in this crisis. Of course, countries are dealing with high debt levels, so they’ll have to make sure this support is better targeted and well-tailored to countries’ specific economic conditions, the stage of the recovery they are in, and the structural characteristics of the economy,” she added.

She also urged central banks to keep access to money open in the current environment.

“Monetary policy should also remain accommodative while proactively addressing financial risks of using macroprudential tools,” Gopinath remarked.


Source: IMF

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April 5, 2021

MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Chintan Vaishnav appointed Director of India's Atal Innovation Mission

MIT Sloan Management


Photo: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Building. Image credit: Ulrick.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 5, 2021— MIT Sloan School of Management recently announced that Senior Lecturer Chintan Vaishnav was appointed to serve as mission director of India’s Atal Innovation Mission. The Mission, housed at NITI Aayog, is the Government of India’s flagship initiative to create and promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Vaishnav says, “At the highest level, the work of building a culture of innovation is one of engaging creativity in the service of humankind. India is a place of limitless creative potential. I am excited for the opportunity to help harness this potential.”

Over the past six years, Vaishnav has worked and lived in rural to very rural India for a total of 18 months, researching challenges related to agriculture, water, and livelihood. His research has produced solutions such as on-farm soil nutrient management and water quality testing and purification that bring world-class science and technology to underserved communities at an affordable price. His water work has turned into an early-stage startup that enables communities to keep their water safe.

“This experience has taught me how to innovate for the developing world with rigor and relevance. I hope to bring this culture to my new position as mission director,” he says.

A member of the MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design founding team, Vaishnav also designed and taught a graduate-level course on Technology, Design, and Entrepreneurship for Emerging Community. The system has trained 200 graduate students from 18 different MIT departments and has guided a total of 200,000 hours of fieldwork in India, Nepal, and Africa. The work has produced 45 patents, 12 commercial licenses, and 11 startups, some of which he advises.

Vaishnav says, “This experience has taught me how to engage young minds in solving some of our most pressing challenges in a hands-on, action-oriented way. I hope to create similar engagement as mission director.”

Before MIT, Vaishnav worked at Bell Labs, designing innovative products for high-speed networks. This work led to his Ph.D. research on how regulators can balance compliance and innovation as new technologies disrupt the traditionally regulated ones in the Internet space. Since then, Vaishnav has advised the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) at the White House, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). He has also worked with several large communications companies that are members of MIT’s Communications Futures Program.

Vaishnav holds a Master’s degree in Technology and Policy and a Ph.D. in Engineering Systems from MIT. He joined the MIT Sloan faculty as a senior lecturer after finishing his Ph.D. In addition to his degrees from MIT, he holds a BA in Indian Classical Music from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, India.

“My new assignment speaks directly to MIT Sloan’s Mission of developing leaders who make a positive difference in the world. MIT Sloan has been a global leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, and this opportunity helps take this work to a nation of 1.3 billion people via the Atal Innovation Mission,” says Vaishnav, who will be on a two-year leave from MIT to serve as Mission Director.

Source: MIT Sloan School of Management

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April 4, 2021

Deakin University, Australia, announces six scholarships valued up to INR 36 million for deserving Indian students in 2021

Deakin University, Australia

Deakin University, Australia

Photo: A building at Deakin University Campus, Australia. Image credit: Kirsten Varela.

NEW DELHI, April 4, 2021 — Deakin University, Australia, has announced its Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious Scholarship program 2021, which offers a 100% tuition fee waiver to six high-achieving Indian students for the entire duration of their studies at the university at any level.

This announcement is one of many that the university has made over the last year to support the international student community during these challenging times, including a large part of Indian students. These scholarships announced by the university are beyond a bursary of 30% to all students enrolling in the online to on-campus pathway program as the travel restrictions are prevalent due to the pandemic.

Deakin University remains committed to fostering engagement with India and ensuring the fulfillment of bright Indian students’ aspirations of an international education experience. The Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious Scholarship Program is a part of an initiative of Deakin named ‘Changing Lives,’ which recognizes deserving students with consistently high academic performance with a potential to make a leading contribution to the university and their community back in India.

While announcing the scholarships, Professor Iain Martin, President, and Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University, emphasized the importance of international education and said, “International education, particularly in an evolving global economy, is a significant part of a student’s holistic development. The Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious Scholarships are a wonderful opportunity for those deserving students to earn an international degree that will empower them to become a global talent and expand their horizons.”

Ms. Ravneet Pawha, Deputy Vice President (Global) and CEO (South Asia), Deakin University, said, “Deakin University has a deep history of collaboration with India across the industry, government, and research.”

Applications for the scholarship are open for students applying in July and November intake this year. The Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious Scholarship Program selection is a rigorous process consisting of application review, referee recommendations, and interviews/presentations, including a panel interview with neutral representatives from academia and the industry.

“I think it (Vice-Chancellor’s 100% Meritorious Scholarship) is amazing not just because the tuition is paid, but I think the most interesting part of this for me was being a part of the Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Excellence Program, which empowered me to achieve beyond expectations and be ready for the careers of the future,” said Rupa Subramanian, a recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious Scholar 2017 award at Deakin University.

Shristi Ostwal, CBSE national boxing champion and a recipient of the Deakin University Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious Scholar 2020 award, shared, “I have always wanted to give back to society by providing psychological aid to underprivileged people across the globe. The Vice-Chancellor’s 100% Meritorious Scholarship allowed me to gain skills and knowledge at par with the global standards. I commenced my studies online last year due to travel restrictions, and the flexibility of online learning has allowed me to balance my passion for psychology and sports.”

Deakin University also offers other academic merit-based bursaries and scholarships for Indian students, including a 25% Merit Scholarship and a 20% Bursary for studies onshore in Australia.

Established in 1974, Deakin University is one of Australia’s leading tertiary education providers.

According to Deakin University, it is celebrating 27 years of engagement in India as it was the first international education provider to set up India’s office in 1994. It is currently the most engaged Australian Provider across education, training, research, capacity building, and consultancy initiatives with academia, industry, and the government. Deakin University has established exclusive partnerships in India to transform education and research into beneficial community outcomes, produce world-class graduates, and contribute to the communities’ growth and sustainability.

Source: Deakin University, Australia


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April 3, 2021

Mastercard Helps Small Businesses Digitally Enhance their Operations with New Microsoft, QuickBooks, and Zoho Benefits.


Purchase, NY, April 1, 2021 — As small businesses accelerate digital transformation, new offerings improve small business productivity and digital enablement.

Small businesses continue to move their operations online and access digital tools to future-proof their business in response to the pandemic. According to a Mastercard survey, 76% of small businesses in North America suggest the pandemic prompted them to make their business more digital, yet 64% say they are challenged to transform digitally.

To help small businesses maximize their digital presence, Mastercard is announcing new offerings with Microsoft, QuickBooks, and Zoho to its suite of U.S. small business benefits. Now available across Mastercard BusinessCard® and World Elite Mastercard for Business® in the U.S., small businesses can drive awareness of their business online with Microsoft Advertising, digitally manage payroll, and engage with their customers through Zoho’s marketing capabilities.

“Now more than ever, having a digitally-led approach is critical for small business owners. Mastercard remains committed to helping provide small businesses the solutions required to meet the needs of the evolving consumer and operate in our digital world,” said Chiro Aikat, EVP of Products & Innovation in North America for Mastercard. “Together with our partners, we are delivering a solid foundation of digital offerings and tools for our small business cardholders that help them sustain their business today and accelerate their growth tomorrow.”

Beginning April 1, Mastercard small business cardholders will start to automatically enjoy new benefits and access to the tools and solutions to help grow their business and digitally transform. It includes:

“Many businesses have experienced an accelerated digital transition this past year. They now have an array of tools that can help them grow and promote their businesses across digital marketing channels — web, social, email, events, and more,” said Raju Vegesna, Chief Evangelist at Zoho. “We are thrilled to partner with Mastercard to offer our social media management tool and end-to-end digital marketing platform — Zoho Social and Zoho Marketing Plus — so that small businesses can fast-track their growth.”

Mastercard’s small business value proposition provides seamless digital resources and partner discounts in addition to these new offerings. These include Salesforce’s customer relationship management solution Salesforce Essentials, an all-in-one app that provides for sales and customer support tools built specifically for companies of their size.

As small businesses continue to accelerate digital transformation, Mastercard’s Digital Diagnostic can help them assess their digital footprint and identify efficiencies, Mastercard said.

According to Mastercard, its Digital Doors program provides small business owners access to insights, tools, solutions, and guidance to help them set up shop online. The program helps them grow and manage their business, accept payments, and keep their business protected.

Source: Mastercard

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April 2, 2021

College Consensus Publishes "Aggregate Consensus Ranking" of the 100 Best Public Colleges and Universities for 2021 and 100 Best National Research Universities for 2021 in the USA.

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Photo: A building at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Image credit: Corey Seeman.

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., April 1, 2021 — College Consensus, a unique college rating website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has published its ranking the Best Public Colleges Universities for 2021 and the Best National Research Universities for 2021 in the USA.

Public colleges & universities are a vital part of higher education in America. Public schools generally provide a more affordable and accessible option for students than private colleges, helping to democratize higher education and build a more broadly educated citizenship.

• College Consensus 100 Best Public Colleges and Universities 2021

  1. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor — Ann Arbor, MI
  2. University of Virginia-Main Campus — Charlottesville, VA
  3. University of California-Los Angeles UCLA — Los Angeles, CA
  4. University of California-Berkeley — Berkeley, CA
  5. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — Chapel Hill, NC
  6. California State University-Stanislaus — Turlock, CA
  7. University of Florida — Gainesville, FL
  8. California State University-Chico — Chico, CA
  9. The University of California, Santa Barbara — Santa Barbara, CA
  10. University of California-Davis — Davis, CA
  11. University of California-Irvine — Irvine, CA
  12. University of Wisconsin-Madison — Madison, WI
  13. The University of Texas at Austin — Austin, TX
  14. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus — Atlanta, GA
  15. Purdue University-Main Campus — West Lafayette, IN
  16. University of Washington-Seattle Campus — Seattle, WA
  17. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — Champaign, IL
  18. California State University-Long Beach — Long Beach, CA
  19. Massachusetts Maritime Academy — Buzzards Bay, MA
  20. William & Mary — Williamsburg, VA
  21. University of California, San Diego — La Jolla, CA
  22. Citadel Military College of South Carolina — Charleston, SC
  23. Texas A & M University-College Station — College Station, TX
  24. California State University-San Bernardino — San Bernardino, CA
  25. California State University-Northridge — Northridge, CA
  26. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg) — Blacksburg, VA
  27. California State University-Dominguez Hills — Carson, CA
  28. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo — San Luis Obispo, CA
  29. California State University-Sacramento — Sacramento, CA
  30. Western Washington University — Bellingham, WA
  31. James Madison University — Harrisonburg, VA
  32. California State University-Channel Islands — Camarillo, CA
  33. University of Georgia — Athens, GA
  34. North Carolina State University at Raleigh — Raleigh, NC
  35. University of Northern Iowa — Cedar Falls, IA
  36. Ohio State University-Main Campus — Columbus, OH
  37. Michigan State University — East Lansing, MI
  38. Appalachian State University — Boone, NC
  39. University of Connecticut — Storrs, CT
  40. CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice — New York, NY
  41. Eastern Illinois University — Charleston, IL
  42. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities — Minneapolis, MN
  43. Florida State University — Tallahassee, FL
  44. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona — Pomona, CA
  45. Keene State College — Keene, NH
  46. Maine Maritime Academy — Castine, ME
  47. Rutgers University-New Brunswick — New Brunswick, NJ
  48. Indiana University-Bloomington — Bloomington, IN
  49. California State University-Fullerton — Fullerton, CA
  50. University of Maryland-College Park — College Park, MD
  51. Truman State University — Kirksville, MO
  52. California State University-Monterey Bay — Seaside, CA
  53. Virginia Military Institute — Lexington, VA
  54. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology — Socorro, NM
  55. University of Mary Washington — Fredericksburg, VA
  56. The University of Illinois at Chicago — Chicago, IL
  57. University of Michigan-Dearborn — Dearborn, MI
  58. University of Iowa — Iowa City, IA
  59. University of Arizona — Tucson, AZ
  60. San Francisco State University — San Francisco, CA
  61. The College of New Jersey — Ewing, NJ
  62. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse — La Crosse, WI
  63. The State University of New York at New Paltz — New Paltz, NY
  64. California State University-Los Angeles — Los Angeles, CA
  65. California State University-Fresno — Fresno, CA
  66. The University of Maine at Farmington — Farmington, ME
  67. University of Massachusetts-Amherst — Amherst, MA
  68. Clemson University — Clemson, SC
  69. University of Delaware — Newark, DE
  70. CUNY Bernard M Baruch College — New York, NY
  71. Binghamton University — Vestal, NY
  72. Farmingdale State College — Farmingdale, NY
  73. Stony Brook University — Stony Brook, NY
  74. University of California-Riverside — Riverside, CA
  75. Central Washington University — Ellensburg, WA
  76. Salisbury University — Salisbury, MD
  77. California State University-San Marcos — San Marcos, CA
  78. St. Mary’s College of Maryland — St. Mary’s City, MD
  79. San Jose State University — San Jose, CA
  80. Iowa State University — Ames, IA
  81. Colorado School of Mines — Golden, CO
  82. California State University Maritime Academy — Vallejo, CA
  83. CUNY Brooklyn College — Brooklyn, NY
  84. Longwood University — Farmville, VA
  85. Arizona State University-Tempe — Tempe, AZ
  86. The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire — Eau Claire, WI
  87. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus — University Park, PA
  88. Radford University — Radford, VA
  89. University of Central Florida — Orlando, FL
  90. SUNY Maritime College — Throggs Neck, NY
  91. West Chester University of Pennsylvania — West Chester, PA
  92. SUNY College at Geneseo — Geneseo, NY
  93. Towson University — Towson, MD
  94. Michigan Technological University — Houghton, MI
  95. CUNY Lehman College — Bronx, NY
  96. George Mason University — Fairfax, VA
  97. California State University-East Bay — Hayward, CA
  98. Montclair State University — Montclair, NJ
  99. Sonoma State University — Rohnert Park, CA
  100. SUNY College at Brockport — Brockport, NY

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University Rabkings

Photo: A signage at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Image credit: John.

The top research universities include some of the most prestigious names in higher education. Students who attend these schools have access to today’s leading thinkers and practitioners.

“We define national research universities as institutions that draw a student body from across the U.S. and world, rather than a primarily regional population, College Consensus clarified. “Carnegie Foundation has recognized all these schools and classified them according to the Carnegie tiered classification.”

According to College Consensus, it uses an aggregate scoring system that combines data across the internet. The Publisher Rating averages scores from U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, and WalletHub. The Student Rating combines scores from sites like Unigo, My Plan, and Students Review. The Publisher and Student ratings combined make up a school’s Consensus score.

• College Consensus 100 Best National Research Universities 2021

  1. Yale University
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  3. Stanford University
  4. Princeton University
  5. Harvard University
  6. Duke University
  7. Vanderbilt University
  8. Dartmouth College
  9. University of Pennsylvania
  10. Brown University
  11. University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
  12. University of Notre Dame
  13. Rice University
  14. Cornell University
  15. Columbia University in the City of New York
  16. University of Chicago
  17. University of Virginia
  18. University of California — Los Angeles
  19. University of California — Berkeley
  20. Washington University in St Louis
  21. California Institute of Technology
  22. Northwestern University
  23. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  24. University of Florida
  25. Georgetown University
  26. University of California—Santa Barbara
  27. University of California—Davis
  28. University of California—Irvine
  29. University of Wisconsin—Madison
  30. The University of Texas at Austin
  31. Georgia Institute of Technology
  32. Tufts University
  33. Purdue University
  34. University of Washington—Seattle Campus
  35. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  36. Johns Hopkins University
  37. William and Mary
  38. University of Southern California
  39. Emory University
  40. University of California—San Diego
  41. Texas A & M — College Station
  42. Boston College
  43. Carnegie Mellon University
  44. Virginia Polytechnic and State University (Blacksburg)
  45. Lehigh University
  46. Wake Forest University
  47. Brigham Young University — Provo
  48. University of Georgia
  49. North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  50. Ohio State University
  51. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  52. University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT
  53. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities — Minneapolis, MN
  54. Florida State University — Tallahassee, FL
  55. Northeastern University — Boston, MA
  56. George Washington University — Washington, DC
  57. Boston University — Boston, MA
  58. Brandeis University — Waltham, MA
  59. Rutgers University-New Brunswick — New Brunswick, NJ
  60. University of Rochester — Rochester, NY
  61. Indiana University-Bloomington — Bloomington, IN
  62. Tulane University of Louisiana — New Orleans, LA
  63. University of Maryland-College Park — College Park, MD
  64. University of Miami — Coral Gables, FL
  65. The University of Illinois at Chicago — Chicago, IL
  66. Southern Methodist University — Dallas, TX
  67. New York University — New York, NY
  68. University of Iowa — Iowa City, IA
  69. University of Arizona — Tucson, AZ
  70. Villanova University — Villanova, PA
  71. University of Massachusetts-Amherst — Amherst, MA
  72. Clemson University — Clemson, SC
  73. University of Delaware — Newark, DE
  74. Case Western Reserve University — Cleveland, OH
  75. Binghamton University — Vestal, NY
  76. Stony Brook University — Stony Brook, NY
  77. University of California-Riverside — Riverside, CA
  78. University of San Diego — San Diego, CA
  79. Illinois Institute of Technology — Chicago, IL
  80. Iowa State University — Ames, IA
  81. Colorado School of Mines — Golden, CO
  82. American University — Washington, DC
  83. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute — Troy, NY
  84. Arizona State University-Tempe — Tempe, AZ
  85. Syracuse University — Syracuse, NY
  86. University of Tulsa — Tulsa, OK
  87. Worcester Polytechnic Institute — Worcester, MA
  88. Howard University — Washington, DC
  89. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus — University Park, PA
  90. University of Central Florida — Orlando, FL
  91. Marquette University — Milwaukee, WI
  92. Michigan Technological University — Houghton, MI
  93. George Mason University — Fairfax, VA
  94. Montclair State University — Montclair, NJ
  95. University of New Hampshire-Main Campus — Durham, NH
  96. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus — Pittsburgh, PA
  97. Rutgers University-Newark — Newark, NJ
  98. University of California-Santa Cruz — Santa Cruz, CA
  99. University at Buffalo — Buffalo, NY
  100. The University of Utah — Salt Lake City, UT

Source: College Consensus

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April 1, 2021

Global University Leaders Commit to Joint Action on Reaching UN 2030 Sustainability Goals at an Online Event hosted by Zhejiang University in China.

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Photo: University presidents from 30 countries unite to announce action on climate change. March 30, 2021. Image provided by Zhejiang University.

HANGZHOU, China, March 31, 2021 — On March 30, 2021, university presidents from 30 countries united for the first time to announce action on climate change. They signed a Joint Statement of Global University Leaders 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UN officials witnessed the event.

That first global online forum for university leaders was hosted by Zhejiang University in China. Presidents from 56 universities across six continents committed to working together to meet sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The initiative includes five key aspects all signatories have agreed:

Among the top 50 universities on the QS World University Rankings, 80% have developed their university-level sustainability strategy, plans, or operational activities. According to Zhaohui Wu, President of Zhejiang University (ZJU), the forum’s purpose was to bring together leaders from some of the best universities to share these visions and best practices on SDGs and explore opportunities for potential cooperation in safeguarding a sustainable future.

With less than nine years to meet targets and the pandemic slowing progress, the forum allowed leaders to share essential expertise on how to scale up efforts to deliver on the 2030 Agenda. The event gave academics a platform to clearly outline their action plans for human-oriented, innovation-driven, and down-to-earth sustainable development.

UN officials, including Nikhil Seth, UN Assistant Secretary-General, and Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education, joined the speakers’ panel. The speakers included Peter Salovey, President of Yale University; Pam Fredman, President of the International Association of Universities; and Eric Labaye, President of Ecole Polytechnique.

Speakers reinforced how universities can work together to harness technology’s power to expand access to quality education. They also discussed how they should draw on their academic ecosystem to support scientific collaborations and knowledge transfer across disciplines.

Universities that have signed the initiative include:

Zhejiang University (ZJU) is an elite university located in Hangzhou, China. Founded in 1897, Zhejiang University is one of China’s oldest and prestigious institutions of higher education.

Source: Zhejiang University

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