1.Baylor College of Medicine：http://www.bcm.edu/
Today U.S. News & World Report released their annual list of top graduate schools in business, education, engineering, law, medicine, and social sciences and humanities. I am pleased to announce that BCM maintained its position of number 13 among research-intensive medical schools and was also ranked number 22 among primary care-focused medical schools.
We can all take great pride in these rankings which are based on medical student GPA and MCAT scores, faculty to student ratio, NIH funding and total number of NIH grants. Peer assessment surveys are also sent to U.S. Medical School Deans and Residency Program Directors asking them to rank the program quality at each U.S. medical school on a scale of 1 to 5. The results of these surveys lead to a "reputation” score of each school. The magazine also selects outstanding medical school programs in a number of specialties. This year, BCM was ranked number 5 in pediatrics. There is no doubt that this is the result of not only outstanding faculty in the Department of Pediatrics, but also our strong partnerships with Texas Children's Hospital and Ben Taub General Hospital, where our faculty treat pediatric patients and our students and residents are trained.
2. University of Kentucky：http://www.uky.edu/
Founded in 1865, the University of Kentucky has nearly 150 years of commitment to academic excellence, scholarly exploration and research, community outreach and engagement and a mission of becoming one of America's Top 20 public research institutions.
3. University of Ulm http://www.uni-ulm.de
She was founded as a university of medicine and natural sciences in 1967. It is the newest university in Baden-Wuerttemberg and an important link to the research-oriented Science City of Ulm. There are currently around 7.200 students at the University, spread out over four faculties.
4.Pusan University http://www.bu.edu/
Boston University is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world today, with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world.
Boston University was chartered in 1869 by Lee Claflin, Jacob Sleeper, and Isaac Rich, three successful Methodist businessmen whose abolitionist ideals led them to envision and create a university that was inclusive―that opened its doors to the world―and engaged in service to and collaboration with the city of Boston
5.Sungkyunkwan University http://eng.skku.edu/
Sungkyunkwan is synonymous with both tradition and innovation in education. The literal meaning of the University's name is 'an institution for building a harmonious society' of perfected human beings. The founding philosophy of Old Sungkyunkwan is needed as much as ever today, in an era of technological advancement that seems devoid of humanity. The University's faculty of more than 1,000 are committed to quality teaching and research, offering students a challenging environment for intellectual and personal growth.
Old Sungkyunkwan was founded over 600 years ago by royal decree to promote the scholarship in Confucianism. As a nation's highest educational institution, Old Sungkyunkwan went through vicissitudes with the country it served over the centuries. It would be misleading, however, to view the University merely in the context of its premodern history. What the University has achieved in the past fifty years meets and exceeds that of the five hundred years preceding our current century.
6.Yansei University http://www.yonsei.ac.kr
As the oldest private university in Korea, Yonsei University was first established in 1885 by Christian missionaries. Our mission is to educate leaders who will contribute to humanity in the spirit of truth and freedom. The 300,000 alumni of Yonsei who take this calling to heart can be found manifesting this proud spirit from leadership positions around the world.
Yonsei’s main campus is ensconced in a spacious, picturesque and natural setting that is located minutes away from of the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul's metropolitan downtown. Our 3,500 eminent faculty members conduct cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. Our 18 graduate schools, 19 colleges and 131 subsidiary institutions plays host to a student body that consists of the most selective pool of high school and university graduates from around the world.
7．Wakayama Medical University http://www.wakayama-med.ac.jp/
From the outset, the new university was for physicians' education and medical research but it is also planning to be the core of Wakayama citizen's health and medical care and a place that will be able to adapt to the medical progresses of the future.
Wakayama Medical University's new premises were inaugurated in September 1998, and the new Medical University Hospital moved and opened in May 1999.
8.The University of British Columbia http://www.ubc.ca/
The University is approaching the centenary of the granting of her charter in 1908, an anniversary that prompts us to take account of what we have accomplished and what we can do in the years ahead.
In the century, UBC has grown into one of Canada's finest universities, one that in so short a time already ranks among the world's 40 best. Measured by any criterion-the intellectual caliber of our students, the quality of faculty teaching and research, the professionalism of our staff-UBC is an outstanding university, and plays a vital role in the cultural, social, and economic development of our region and our country.
In recent years UBC has seen dramatic changes. Enrolment has grown from 31,000 students in 1995-96 to more than 45,000 today, with a corresponding expansion of UBC Vancouver's academic core, including new buildings dedicated to science and engineering, forestry, the health sciences, and the library. A University Town is emerging on our campus, bringing lively residential, social and cultural diversity to a more complete community.
9. University of Cincinnati http://www.uc.edu/
The University of Cincinnati offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. Since its founding in 1819, UC has been the source of many discoveries creating positive change for society。UC is the largest employer in the Cincinnati region, with an economic impact of more than $3 billion.
With 10 Ohio Eminent Scholars and more than $330 million in research funding, UC is truly an innovative leader in Ohio and beyond.
From the organic form at the lab bench to the lines on a drafting table, research at UC assumes many shapes, sizes and even sounds. Discovery at UC is wide-ranging, from basic, clinical and translational research, to creative works and performance.
10. University of Montreal http://www.umontreal.ca
Founded in 1878, the University of Montreal, with its two affiliated schools, the École Polytechnique and the HEC Montréal, is now the largest university in Quebec and the second largest in Canada. With over 55,000 students from around the world and some 10,000 employees, the Université de Montréal awards close to 10,000 diplomas at every university level. Deeply rooted in Montreal and dedicated to its international mission, the Université de Montréal is one of the top universities in the French-speaking world.
The University of Montreal is one of Canada's major research centres. With its two affiliated schools-the École Polytechnique and the HEC Montréal-and its network of affiliated hospitals, it brings together 2,300 professors and researchers from all the fundamental disciplines, some 300 research units, and one of Canada's largest student bodies at the master's and doctoral levels. The University earmarks close to $400 million for basic and applied research each year, making it Canada's second most active university in the field. At UdeM, students launch into a unique scientific adventure, working alongside internationally renowned specialists and participating in exciting new breakthroughs.
11. Karolinska Institutete http://ki.se/
Karolinska Institutet, located in Stockholm, Sweden, is one of Northern Europe´s leading medical universities. It hosts world class researchers and is well known for awarding the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The Karolinska Institutet’s profile as a medical university constitutes a unique research setting by its close collaboration and joint appointments of senior Principal Investigators (PIs) with the hospitals. Karolinska Institutet offers unique opportunities within the fields of Cancer, Circulation and Respiration, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Public and International Health, Infection, Inflammation and Immunology, Neuroscience, Reproduction, Growth and Development and Tissue and Motion. The PhD education program at Karolinska Institutet offers an international environment, with fellow students and faculty coming from all over the world, using English as the working language.
The A*STAR - Karolinska Institutet Partnership PhD programme (AKIP) rests on a platform where PhD students spend two years of PhD research training at A*STAR in Singapore, and another two years overseas PhD training opportunity at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Under the joint guidance of highly skilled supervisors, a professor at KI and a senior member of an A*STAR Research Institute, you will receive expert training and laboratory experience. After four years you will be awarded a well recognized PhD degree from Karolinska Institutet.
12. National Yang-Ming University http://www.ubc.ca/
Founded in 1974, National Yang-Ming University, formerly known as National Yang-Ming College of Medicine, has been adhering to the school motto of "benevolent mind and art, putting knowledge into practice" while training excellent humane doctors to provide service by solving medical problems in remote and rural areas.
Graduated in 1982, the first government-sponsored class of the Faculty of Medicine was sent to public clinics and hospitals. Since then, our graduates have penetrated all corners of Taiwan and became pioneers in basic healthcare services. As our graduates won warm acclaim from society, we found that we had successfully accomplished our initial mission.
13.University of Nebraska Medical Center http://www.unmc.edu/mission.htm
Nebraska’s first medical college opened in 1880. Renamed the Omaha Medical College the following year, it became part of the University of Nebraska system in 1902. A university hospital opened in 1917. In 1968, the University of Nebraska decided to bring all of the health sciences under one umbrella and formed the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus. In 1991, a technology transfer office was created known as UNeMed. In 1997, the UNMC hospital merged with the nearby Clarkson Hospital to become what was later renamed The Nebraska Medical Center.
The University of Nebraska College of Medicine is nationally recognized for excellence in professional medical education. The College of Medicine is currently (2011) ranked 7th in the United States US News & World Report. Other programs that also received a national ranking include: The Physician Assistant program tied for 16th; the College of Nursing's master's degree program ranked 36th; the College of Pharmacy ranked 29th; the physical therapy program ranked 33rd.
UNMC's commitment to research has resulted in the addition of the twin state-of-the-art Durham Research Towers. Currently extramural support is above the $100 million mark and the goal of the university is to hopefully reach $200 million in funding by the year 2012.
UNMC opened the $52.7 million Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Science Education in 2008. The Sorrell Center replaced obsolete facilities with technologically equipped classrooms and class laboratories, including clinical simulation rooms, interaction rooms, amphitheaters and a campus events center. Construction of the Sorrell Center was funded completely through private donations.
In January 2007, UNMC added a College of Public Health to its academic enterprise. This College addresses a variety of issues facing Nebraska, including health promotion and disease prevention, environmental health and safety, health care delivery, and biosecurity and biopreparedness. In 2011, the Harold M. and Beverly Maurer Center for Public Health opened. This 52,500-square-foot (4,880 m2) facility will house the college.