As you probably know (unless you lived under a rock so far but our guess is you didn’t), technology in the last years not only developed some gadgets and some devices that are still blowing our minds, even if we use them every day, but managed to reach standards and milestones this world’s Science – Fiction and Fantasy authors would be proud of and amazed by. Imagine organ 3D printing, something that soon will become a day’s job in many medical high tech facilities, super powerful computers, cars that won’t need fuel and will eventually fly (and we are closer to that than ever), inventions making this world a better, safer, cleaner and healthier place for future generations to live in. We still have some big issues to solve, granted, but let’s face it, we like what we see around us. Who are the people behind some of the coolest gadgets, devices and developments in the hot trendy world of technology? You often hear about “students in computer sciences”, “experts in engineering” and so on, every time we stumble upon some awesome news related to tech. So to actually understand where all of these come from, we will take a look over the top 10 computer science universities in the world, as they were listed by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013/14, and see what universities are those that train the future generation of scientists, engineers and computer geniuses who will further push the world towards outstanding technological developments.
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – U.S.A
This can’t come as a surprise, can it? MIT is the pool of computer science (and many other specialties) scientists that will shape the world of tomorrow. Breeding brilliant students from 1865, MIT has not only a strong tradition in shaping the minds of entire generations, but if it were the Oscars, this particular university would win all major awards, as it was top ranked in many other specialties.
2. Stanford University – U.S.A
You won’t hear any Stanford graduate not being proud of being a Standford graduate and for all good reasons: they are pioneers in research and teaching and when it comes to computer science, we’re sure you can trace back some of its most genius students to some of the leading tech projects in the world.
3. Carnegie Mellon University – U.S.A
The Carnegie Institute of Technology, now known as Carnegie Mellon University prides itself with being associated with 15 Nobel Laureates and, more to our surprise, an outstanding pool of Turing Award winners, Emmy Awards winners, Oscar Awards recipients and Tony Awards recipients, which proves once again that a technological focused educational facility can also breed world known entertainers, actors and movie celebrities.
4. University of Cambridge – Great Britain
We have to admit, this is one old, famous and strong university in the world and it provides the planet not only with computer scientists but with many other experts in various fields. Among the top 10 computer science universities in the world, Cambridge University can also show off with more than 800 years of excellence in education.
5. Harvard University – U. S. A
It made the list with flying colors and let’s face it, being a Harvard alumni should be enough of a business card for anybody in the world. Let’s sum it up in simple words:
47 Nobel Laureates, 32 heads of state, 48 Pulitzer Prize winners
And now, with the constant changes and development this world is challenged by, Harvard’s mission to be one of the best computer science universities in the world is not only a bet, is a promise.
6. University of California, Berkeley (UCB) – U. S. A
Want to know why people should do their best to graduate “Cal”? Why the nation’s and the world’s hope, not only in computer science, but in all fields of human development, should begin their path to stardom here? Let’s see some statistics:
7 Nobel Laureates, 225 members of the Academy of Arts & Sciences, 131 members of the National Academy of Science, 87 members of the National Academy of Engineering, a Poet Laureate Emeritus of the United States, and 141 Guggenheim Fellows
7. University of Oxford – Great Britain
If you have Cambridge, you have to have Oxford too, not because the two universities are caught up in a legendary competition for hundreds of years, but because Oxford University managed to provide the world with some of the most brilliant minds in the world and some of the most famous people in the world (or at least some that made history): Bill Clinton, President of the United States, 1993-2001, Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, 1966-77 & 1980-84, Sir John Gurdon, Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Professor Stephen Hawking, physicist, Edwin Hubble, astronomer and many others more.
8. ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) – Switzerland
Think of all Nobel Prize winners in physics, chemistry and medicine. Yes, most of them graduated this university, Europe’s finest when it comes to hard science. Albert Einstein should be enough, but there are so many pioneers who stepped foot in this altar of knowledge that will take you a lot to browse through all of them. Names that made history and the university’s well deserved place among the best computer science universities in the world.
9. National University of Singapore (NUS) – Singapore
Surprised? Don’t be! Top leading scientists, politicians, medical ground-breakers, law men and others have graduated this university. A leader in Asia as an education facility, NUS prides itself with an outstanding list of outstanding gifted men and women who shaped the world as we know it.
10. Princeton University – U. S. A
Last but not least, another famous American educational altar is listed among the top 10 computer science universities in the world and nobody can deny the reasons why it is here. Business Insider calls it one of the most prestigious institutions in America and if you take a look over 25 of the most famous Princeton students of all times, you know they are talking the truth.
If you look deeper into the list you will see many other universities in the world that ranked in this field, but these top 10 computer science universities seem to be the places where young talents are educated and shaped into this world’s leading scientists of tomorrow, people who will give more and newer meanings to the concepts of computer science and high – tech.