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Ghent University - Rankings
124 QS 165 Ghent University is consistently ranked among the best universities in Belgium (top 3) and worldwide (top 200) ... World University Rankings)list of the top 200 universities in the world, Ghent University was ranked in 136th place ... In the Times Top 50 Life Sciences Universities 2011-2012, Ghent ranked 36th ...
University Of Houston System - System Centers
... off-campus and distance learning sites for its universities ... The system centers are not stand-alone universities, and they do not have the authority to confer degrees ... System Center Founded Campus Acreage Participating universities offering courses and degree programs University of Houston Sugar Land 250 ... University of Houston University of Houston–Clear Lake University of ...
National University Of Lesotho - Membership
... Association of Commonwealth Universities Association of African Universities International Association of Universities Southern African Regional Universities Association ...
University Of Exeter - Academic Profile - Admissions
7th largest number of students (2368) with A-level grades of AAB or above that entered universities in England in 2009/2010 ... also concluded that Exeter was one of twelve elite universities in England ... Exeter was in the first group of UK universities to require an A* grade in A-level examinations as part of its standard offer for entry into some undergraduate courses ...
University Of Houston System
... of Houston System is a state university system in Texas, encompassing four separate and distinct universities ... which operate as off-campus and distance learning sites for its universities ... has over 65,000 students from the four separate universities ...

Famous quotes containing the word universities:

    To be sure, nothing is more important to the integrity of the universities ... than a rigorously enforced divorce from war- oriented research and all connected enterprises.
    Hannah Arendt (1906–1975)

    In universities and intellectual circles, academics can guarantee themselves popularity—or, which is just as satisfying, unpopularity—by being opinionated rather than by being learned.
    —A.N. (Andrew Norman)

    We hear a great deal of lamentation these days about writers having all taken themselves to the colleges and universities where they live decorously instead of going out and getting firsthand information about life. The fact is that anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.
    Flannery O’Connor (1925–1964)