Top-100 Global University Ranking by Reputation

Times Higher Education did it again.

It published its annual table on the world’s best Universities by reputation. Harvard took the first place, remaining number one for the fourth consecutive year.

Unsurprisingly, 8 out of the top 10 Universities are based in the US, while Cambridge and Oxford represent the two best European Universities. Both institutions jumped two places compared to last year’s ranking, beating the Boston based Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as Stanford University.

Which University do you think should be added to the list?


  1. Harvard University, United States
  2. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  3. University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  5. Stanford University, United States
  6. University of California, Berkeley, United States
  7. Princeton University, United States
  8. Yale University, United States
  9. California Institute of Technology, United States


  1. Columbia University, United States
  2. University of Chicago, United States
  3. University of Tokyo, Japan
  4. University of California, Los Angeles, United States
  5. Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  6. ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
  7. University of Toronto, Canada
  8. University College London, United Kingdom
  9. Johns Hopkins University, United States
  10. University of Michigan, United States


20-21. New York University, United States
20-21. Cornell University, United States

  1. London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
  2. University of Pennsylvania, United States
  3. National University of Singapore, Singapore
  4. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
  5. Tsinghua University, China
  6. Kyoto University, Japan
  7. Carnegie Mellon University, United States
  8. University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  9. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States


  1. King’s College London, United Kingdom
  2. Peking University, China
  3. University of Washington, United States
  4. Duke University, United States

35-36. Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
35-36. McGill University, Canada

  1. University of British Columbia, Canada

38-40. Heidelberg University, Germany
38-40. University of California, San Francisco, United States
38-40. University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States


41-43. University of California, San Diego, United States
41-43. University of Melbourne, Australia
41-43. Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

  1. University of California, Davis, United States
  2. Karolinska Institute, Sweden
  3. University of Texas at Austin, United States
  4. Northwestern University, United States
  5. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  6. Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
  7. University of Manchester, United Kingdom


Australian National University, Australia
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Free University of Berlin, Germany
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Panthéon-Sorbonne University – Paris 1, France
Paris-Sorbonne University – Paris 4, France
Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
University of São Paulo, Brazil


University of Sydney, Australia
École Normale Supérieure, France
Leiden University, Netherlands
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Pennsylvania State University, United States
Technical University of Munich, Germany
University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
University of North Carolina, United States
University of Southern California, United States
Wageningen University and Research Center, Netherlands


Boston University, United States
Brown University, United States
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Michigan State University, United States
National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Purdue University, United States
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, United States
Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Federation
University of Minnesota, United States
University of Pittsburgh, United States


Utrecht University, Netherlands
Durham University, United Kingdom
Ohio State University, United States
Texas A&M University, United States
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
University of Helsinki, Finland
University of Queensland, Australia
University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Uppsala University, Sweden
Washington University in St Louis, United States


École Polytechnique, France
London Business School, United Kingdom
Mayo Medical School, United States
Monash University, Australia
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Pasteur Institute, France
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
University of Bristol, United Kingdom
University of Maryland, College Park, United States

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Ninja Essays Writing Contest

Deadline: 10 December 2015
Open to: anybody
Prize: winner – $500 2nd place – $300 3rd place – $150


Ninja Essays announces a new essay writing contest. The team at NinjaEssays is thrilled with the feedback we got on the previous essay writing contests. We discovered some real talents among the participants, and we want to see more from you! If you are talented in essay writing, you are welcomed to enter our Fourth contest, with topics that are more exciting than ever!

Are you a talented essay writer? Then take advantage of this unique chance to get rewarded for your work by the best essay writing service! NinjaEssays is all about supporting writers and helping them to get the motivation they need. The purpose of this essay writing contest is to inspire writers from all around the world to showcase their creative and critical thinking skills.

By entering our annual writing contest, your work will be published on the NinjaEssays blog and shared on our social media profiles. Wait, there is more:

  1. You’ll get a prize! If you rank first, second or third in the final results, you will receive a cash prize.
  2. You will get recognition from exceptional academic writers.
  3. You can freely express your opinions and get fair treatment by the judges. No candidate will be discriminated on the basis of national origin, race, color, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or marital status.
  4. You will help thousands of students to realize how a great essay should look like. Your entry will serve as an inspiration for them to start creating their own work.


Please provide an entry on one of the following topics:

  1. Nationalism in Contemporary American Literature
  2. Is Homeschooling Inferior or Superior to Traditional Learning?
  3. Digital Language: The Effects of the Internet on Modern Literature
  4. College Dorms: An Inspiration or an Obstacle for Students’ Progress?
  5. Are Parents Supposed to Provide Financial Support to College Students?
  6. Is ‘Street Wisdom’ Necessary for Professional Success?
  7. African Writers: Diamonds of Contemporary Literature
  8. The Effects of Television Violence on Young Students
  9. Higher Education: a Privilege or a Right?


  • Your entry should be 800-1000 words long!
  • Your contact information should be provided on a separate page.
  • Please submit the essay in one of the following file types: Word (.doc, .rtf, .odt, and .docx). You can feel free to use images if you hold the rights for their distribution.
  • All entries must be free of plagiarism! You are not allowed to submit content that has been published before. The content will be checked with an advanced plagiarism checker and the candidates who don’t submit 100% unique work will be disqualified.
  • The essays must be written in English.
  • By submitting an entry to this essay contest, you agree to the terms and conditions and accept the decision of the judges as final.


  • Winner – $500
  • 2nd place – $300
  • 3rd place – $150


Submissions are accepted from July 1 through December 10, 2015.

The finalists will receive a notification via e-mail by December 15, 2015.

You have more than enough time to get inspired and write an essay on the topic you are most inspired for! Only one entry per candidate is allowed.

There is NO ENTRY FEE!

Join our conversation on Reddit, share the link to through your social media accounts. Choose one of the provided topics and submit your entry by sending an e-mail message to Entitle the message “Essay Writing Contest” and provide your name, age, and country in the body of the e-mail message. Pay attention to the deadline!


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“All You Need is Love!” Short Film Competition

Deadline: 12 July 2015
Open to: filmmaker no older than 35 years from Austria, Central Europe or Eastern Europe
Prizes: EUR 1,500 and Urania statue


LET’S CEE Film Festival is organised by the Association LET’S CEE Film Festival based in Vienna, Austria. The LET’S CEE Film Festival features high-quality productions from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), including the Caucasus region and Turkey. The fourth edition of the LET’S CEE Film Festival will take place in Vienna, Austria, from 1- 11 October, 2015. The LET’S CEE Short Film Competition is one of three official film competitions of the LET’S CEE Film Festival. The underlying theme of the Competition in 2015 is “All You Need Is Love!”.

The Competition will give ten young film directors from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Austrian ones, the chance to present their work personally at the international LET’S CEE Film Festival, to compare their work directly to that of other excellent young filmmakers, and to exchange thoughts with their colleagues.


Films eligible for Competition are to be considered according to all criteria mentioned below:

  • The film is no longer than 30 minutes;
  • The film is produced in one of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine;
  • The director’s country of citizenship is one of the countries mentioned above (the residents of the countries mentioned above can be presented Out of Competition);
  • The director is up to 35 years of age;
  • The film has been completed after January 1st, 2014;
  • The film has not been screened publicly in Austria;
  • All languages will be accepted; however (additional) English subtitles are in any case required;
  • The underlying topic of the film has to be related to love. As in the previous years of course, the submitted films will be free examine the theme ‘love’ in all forms and shapes, from all perspectives and angles. Great imagination and resourcefulness will be welcomed and free associations allowed. There are no restrictions regarding the content, except an unmistakably clear relation to the topic;
  • The applicant is allowed to submit more than one film (in separate entries).


  1. The Main Prize is EUR 1.500 and the Urania statue, will be given by the International Jury;
  2. The Audience Award for the Best Film in the Short Film Competition will be decided by the audience;
  3. The jury may award honorable mentions to any of these categories.

The LET’S CEE Film Festival will provide the final participants of the competition with accommodation of its choice and make a financial contribution to the travelling costs.

How to apply?

Film submissions will be accepted online. Submission cost for every online entry is EUR 2. The following film formats and video systems can be accepted for the Competition:

  • DCP;
  • Blue Ray;
  • Digital Beta PAL;
  • Betacam SP PAL.

Deadline for application is 12 July 2015.

For more information please visit the official website.


EssayMama Essay Writing Contest 2015

Deadline: 1 October 2015
Open to: writers and editors
Prizes: 1st place – $500; 2nd place – $350; 3rd place – $200


We are happy to announce that it’s time for a new essay writing contest from EssayMama writing service! EssayMama Writing Contest is a great opportunity for both young and experienced writers to express themselves. So don’t hesitate – enter the contest and win great prizes! Entry Fee – $ 0!

The Competition will give ten young film directors from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Austrian ones, the chance to present their work personally at the international LET’S CEE Film Festival, to compare their work directly to that of other excellent young filmmakers, and to exchange thoughts with their colleagues.

Submission Guidelines

Type Essay (800 – 1300 words) – one participant can send only one essay!


  1. What is the role of social media in education?
  2. A college student’s dilemma: to study or to work?
  3. Online learning: is it effective nowadays?
  4. Why don’t teens read like they used to?
  5. Importance of essay writing in education
  6. What are the effects of illiteracy for the civilization??
  7. The ideal education system: what does it look like?
  8. Causes and effects of academic procrastination

Language English only

Formats .doc, .rtf, .odt, and .docx

100% unique All submissions will be checked via PlagTracker.


Participation in the contest automatically constitutes your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and the rejection of any claim.


Mail title should be [EssayMama Essay Writing Summer Contest], your name.

Submit to


Why compete in EssayMama Essay Writing Contest?

Get cash.

  • 1st place – $500
  • 2nd place – $350
  • 3rd place – $200

Get published.

Get fame and popularity! Three best works will be published on the EssayMama Blog.

For more information please visit the official website.

Minnesota Private College Fund SEEKING CANDIDATES

This Fall, we will be awarding eight (8) – $5,000 scholarships to students attending your intuitions.  Here is the eligibility criteria:


Ø  Demonstrated financial need

Ø  Junior or Senior

Ø  Students of color

Ø  Minimum grade point average of 2.8

Ø  Approved majors: mathematics, sciences (excluding pre-professional track sciences), engineering, marketing/advertising, communications and public policy

Ø  Attend one of these Minnesota Private College campuses: Augsburg College; Bethel University; Concordia University, St. Paul; or University of St. Thomas

Ø  Minnesota resident – home residence must be in Xcel Energy service area (see attached list.

There will be an application process and the deadline for this scholarship is September 15, 2015.  We need your help in identifying students who would fit the above criteria.  I am attaching the scholarship application for you to distribute to eligible students. The Minnesota Private College Fund will be reaching out to you directly to set-up a meeting to discuss this opportunity.


Carolyn Jones

Director of Development

Minnesota Private College Fund

445 Minnesota Street, Suite 500

St. Paul, MN  55101

Office: 651-228-9061

Direct: 651-293-6801

Intern in Washington, D.C. or Abroad

Intern in Washington, D.C. or Abroad

How far could a student internship at the U.S. Department of State take you? Just for starters, it would give you a coveted inside look at diplomacy in action, and the range of careers and responsibilities found in the Foreign Service and Civil Service.

Think of it as test-driving a career before you decide what you’re going to do with your life. You’ll gain valuable work experience that you can apply to virtually every endeavor — whether you work in government or the private sector. Most of all, you will feel good about doing something worthwhile for your nation.

At the U.S. Department of State, we like to say that we represent America to the world. As an intern here or abroad, you will, too. The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Programis an unpaid internship with the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices around the United States. This program is designed to provide substantive learning experiences in a foreign affairs environment. Please subscribe to receive email updates regarding this program.

For internship program details such as duties of an intern, participating offices and bureaus, types of internships, and housing information, please view and download the Student Internship Program Brochure.

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid) This unpaid program, for students with a minimum of 60 credit hours or greater, provides the opportunity to work in U.S. Embassies and Consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices spread around the United States. This unpaid program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a Foreign Affairs environment.

View or download the Student Internship Program Brochure (pdf).

Open: Deadline to apply is July 15, 2015. Subscribe to receive email updates
Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Have good academic standing
  • Successfully complete a background investigation
  • Be able to receive either a Secret or Top Secret clearance (34kb, pdf).
  • You may be subject to random drug testing.

Furthermore, you must be:

  • A student. This means you have been accepted for enrollment, or are enrolled as a degree-seeking student in an accredited college or university
  • A full- or part-time continuing college or university junior, or graduate student (including graduating seniors intending to go on to graduate school). An applicant is considered a junior if he/she will have completed all sophomore credits (60 or more hours or 90 quarter hours) by the time the internships begins and will be entering at least the junior year immediately upon completion of the internship.

IMPORTANT: You are eligible to apply for the Department’s unpaid internship program if you have not yet completed your registration at a college or university for graduate or post-graduate studies (including law school) or are awaiting an admissions determination for graduate or post-graduate studies (including law school). However, if selected for an internship, you must provide proof that you have registered, or have been accepted for enrollment for studies in the semester or quarter immediately following the internship before you can begin your internship.

We seek a broad range of academic majors; in fact, regardless of your major there’s an opportunity for you.

For overseas assignments, applicants must present evidence of medical insurance coverage. All students must be available to begin their internship within the appropriate application timetable. View and download the Student Internship Program Brochure.

Compensation and Benefits

Unpaid Internships:

  • May be able to earn college credit.
  • Unpaid assigned to the U.S. qualify for SmartBenefits Metro Transit Subsidy

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid internshipwith the opportunity to work in U.S. Embassies throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. This program is designed to provide substantive experiences in a foreign affairs environment. More information will be available over the next few months. Please subscribe to receive email updates regarding this program.

How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid).

Apply now at

All applications are submitted online through the “Gateway to State” system, which also screens applications to make sure that they are complete, and that applicants meet the eligibility criteria.

You can also visit the Career Resources Download Center for a list of Position Descriptions.

For more information on how bureaus select interns, and more detailed information on the application process, please view and download the  Student Internship Program Brochure.

Technical Difficulties: Please contact the helpdesk ( or phone (866-656-6830) if you are having technical difficulties.