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View Poll Results: What city is the "Education Capital of the World"
Boston 18 54.55%
London 10 30.30%
Other 5 15.15%
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Old 02-04-2021, 10:43 AM
 
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There might have been some context to that post you might be missing since you're not from the US. His saying Harvard and MIT not being in Boston are because the City of Boston itself doesn't have very large boundaries and Harvard and MIT are actually in the adjacent municipality which itself is even smaller. It's a bit akin to how the City of London technically covers a rather small parcel of land though Boston and Cambridge actually do have larger municipal governance divisions.


The OP did not make that clear.

As for Boston it is a very well known centre of academia, however Boston is not on the same scale as NYC or London. whilst the west coast and other areas of the US have some impressive universities and colleges.

The Royal Holloway is part of the University of London, and has an amazing main building.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KNGJNlVPdM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syzedJmG7Rk

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Old 02-04-2021, 12:20 PM
 
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The OP did not make that clear.

As for Boston it is a very well known centre of academia, however Boston is not on the same scale as NYC or London. whilst the west coast and other areas of the US have some impressive universities and colleges.

The Royal Holloway is part of the University of London, and has an amazing main building.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KNGJNlVPdM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syzedJmG7Rk

Yep. it's a bit confusing. The municipality that MIT and Harvard are in is called Cambridge which is adjacent to downtown Boston. Cambridge, MA is obviously not where the University of Cambridge is.


Boston is not overall on the same scale as NYC or London, but when it comes to higher education, it's certainly well within those ranks. And by Boston, I do mean the Greater Boston area which is not just the City of Boston municipality but also places like Cambridge, MA.
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Old 02-04-2021, 11:07 PM
 
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Yep. it's a bit confusing. The municipality that MIT and Harvard are in is called Cambridge which is adjacent to downtown Boston.
Boston to Cambridge is a bit like London to Westminster, I think!

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^that's because that post was linking strictly to the university rankings for studying Education as a subject and MIT does not offer degrees in Education.


If you want to go for the overall rankings, MIT ranked #1 in 2021 and in previous years as well.
https://www.topuniversities.com/univ...-rankings/2021
And even then it comes across as very British-centric. BU has such a larger endowment than the University of Manchester for example, but the latter is #25 (ahead of Northwestern)?
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Old 02-05-2021, 02:05 AM
 
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Boston to Cambridge is a bit like London to Westminster, I think!

And even then it comes across as very British-centric. BU has such a larger endowment than the University of Manchester for example, but the latter is #25 (ahead of Northwestern)?
The UK has a very different culture and system, the Universities are virtually all public, and people tend to leave money to charities.

The Francis Crick Institute for instance is a partnership between Cancer Research UK, Imperial College London, King's College London (KCL), the Medical Research Council, University College London (UCL) and the Wellcome Trust.

Teaching and Research is usually a mix of Government funding including the NHS which is responsible for teaching hospitals and a lot of medical research, numerous charities and trusts, funding councils and of course student tuition fees.

There is some endowment, and wealthy donors and trust funds, do sometimes pay for university buildings and leave money to universities, however charities tend to receive far more generous donations in the UK than Universities, and they often spend this money on partnerships with Universities, and this is especially true in relation to medical charities, who often also have strong links to the NHS.

In terms of science parks, there are vast science parks in the UK, including sites in Oxford, Cambridge and London or within easy reach of London. These parks often have an array of major international companies as well as start-up's in relation to areas such as tech, biotech, pharma, engineering etc.

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Old 02-05-2021, 02:44 AM
 
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London Business School (pictured below) is one of a number of business schools in London.

Others include Cass Business School, Imperial College Business School, King’s Business School, London School of Economics and Political Science and Westminster Business Scool, UCL’s School of Management and SOAS School of Finance and Management.

Notable private business schools in London include ESCP Europe (London), Hult International Business School, Pearson’s School of Business and Toulouse Business School.

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London Business School is a leading global business school and is one of the few in the world to have the triple crown accreditation (AACSB(Opens in new window), EQUIS(Opens in new window), AMBA(Opens in new window)). The School was ranked the best business school in Europe for three years in a row (2014-2016) by the Financial Times(Opens in new window) and was ranked second in the world for Business and Management Studies in 2016 by the QS Rankings(Opens in new window).

London Business School - University of London


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Old 02-05-2021, 03:14 AM
 
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The Royal Ballet School

Royal Ballet School - Wikipedia


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mgRRoJnpuE

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Old 02-05-2021, 03:20 AM
 
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Royal College of Music

Royal College of Music London


Royal Academy of Music

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Old 02-05-2021, 04:40 AM
 
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British Library Extension

The Alan Turing Institute

RSHP Architects have released the first designs (below) for the new £400 million British Library extension beside the Francis Crick Institute at King Cross. The development will provide new library space, as well as housing the Alan Turing Institute, s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.

Link to Picture

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Old 02-05-2021, 06:25 AM
 
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There are also established and new science park just outside of London in Guildford in Surrey, Reading in Berkshire/Thames Valley and Harlow in Essex, whilst Farnborough is a tech and aviation hub. Crossrail will run from Maidenhead to Reading and through Central London and eastward providing better links to such locations Whilst Thameslink has increased services to Cambridge.

The new National Institute for Health Protection, a new agency created to deal with the threat of infectious diseases, and which will replace Public Health England, has plans for a large science campus in Harlow in Essex, which is close to London.

Harlow Science Park

PHE Harlow

New Frontiers Science Park - Wikipedia

Thames Valley Science Park - University of Reading

Surrey Research Park

The Pirbright Centre in Surrey (near London) is a world leading centre of excellence in research and surveillance of virus diseases of farm animals and viruses that spread from animals to humans.

The Pirbright Institute | Preventing and controlling viral diseases

Melbourn Science Park - Wikipedia

Hertfordshire Innovation Quarter

Kent Science Park

Discovery Park - Kent

Also close to Reading are the Atomic Weapon Establishment at Aldermaston and Burghfield, which are responsible for design and technology relating to nuclear weapon systems.

Atomic Weapons Establishment - Wikipedia

London is home to the National Physical Laboratory and the Greenwich Royal Observatory.

National Physical Laboratory (United Kingdom)

Royal Obervatory

The UK also remains an international partner in relation CERN, ITER, ESA and the European Telescopes including the Extremely Large Telescope.

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