The Ivy League is an athletic conference composed of sports teams from eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. The conference name is also commonly used to refer to those eight schools as a group. The term Ivy League also has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism. Source: university's official website, 2021.
The ACM A.M. Turing Award is an annual prize given by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community. The Turing Award is recognized as the highest distinction in Computer science and Nobel Prize of computing. Source: ACM A.M. Turing's website, 2021.
The results are based on the responses to a survey distributed worldwide among employers from a number of different sources. Source: Top Universities QS Ranking, 2021.
The Academic Reputation Index is the centerpiece of the QS World University Rankings® carrying a weighting of 40%. The results are based on the responses to a survey distributed worldwide academics from a number of different sources. Source: Top Universities QS Ranking, 2021.
A patent application is a request pending at a patent office for the grant of a patent for the invention described and claimed by that application. Number of applications shows how creative and inventive are students. Source: university's official statistics, 2021.
Source: Nobel Prize's website, 2021.
The total number of the alumni of an institution winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals. Alumni are defined as those who obtain bachelor, Master's or doctoral degrees from the institution. Source: Nobel Prize's website, 2021.
The Fields Medal, officially known as International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics, is a prize awarded to two, three, or four mathematicians not over 40 years of age at each International Congress of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), a meeting that takes place every four years. Source: IMU's website, 2021.
The Rhodes Scholarship, named after Cecil John Rhodes, is an international postgraduate award for selected foreign students to study at the University of Oxford. It was the first large-scale programme of international scholarships, and is widely considered the world's most prestigious scholarship. Source: university's official website, 2021.