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View Poll Results: What city is the "Education Capital of the World"
Boston 17 54.84%
London 10 32.26%
Other 4 12.90%
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Old 02-02-2021, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Which One is it?
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Old 02-02-2021, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I chose Boston because in addition to the universities, the colleges surrounding Boston are among the world's finest as well.
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Old 02-02-2021, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I chose Boston because in addition to the universities, the colleges surrounding Boston are among the world's finest as well.
I agree. I think the reach and notoriety of Boston universities are unmatched. As are the endowments.
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Old 02-02-2021, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Great Britain
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London is home to both the University of London, a federal university encompassing numerous colleges, as well as being part of the Golden Triangle.


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The Golden Triangle is a term that was initially used to describe the grouping of elite, highly-funded universities located in the southern English cities of Oxford, Cambridge, and London. These universities are prominent in the world of education and innovation, or the ‘knowledge’ sector, both in the UK and on a global scale. Increasingly the term is also being used to describe the growth of the technology and life sciences sectors in the cities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Milton Keynes.

The universities that form the Golden Triangle include:

The University of Oxford, Oxford
The University of Cambridge, Cambridge
Imperial College London, London
King’s College, London
London School of Economics, London
University College London, London

The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge form two corners of the triangle, while London’s Imperial College, University College London, King’s College London, and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) make up the third corner.

WHAT IS THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE IN THE UK? - Bidwells

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Old 02-02-2021, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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The Golden Triangle is a term that was initially used to describe the grouping of elite, highly-funded universities located in the southern English cities of Oxford, Cambridge, and London. These universities are prominent in the world of education and innovation, or the ‘knowledge’ sector, both in the UK and on a global scale. Increasingly the term is also being used to describe the growth of the technology and life sciences sectors in the cities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Milton Keynes.

The universities that form the Golden Triangle include:

The University of Oxford, Oxford
The University of Cambridge, Cambridge
Imperial College London, London
King’s College, London
London School of Economics, London
University College London, London

The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge form two corners of the triangle, while London’s Imperial College, University College London, King’s College London, and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) make up the third corner.
Oxford and Cambridge aren't really close to London, at least 90 minutes away. Wouldn't call that London.
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Old 02-02-2021, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Oxford and Cambridge aren't really close to London, at least 90 minutes away. Wouldn't call that London.
Both are less than an hour away by train, and London is also home to the University of London, which is home to the following 17 institutions -

Birkbeck, University of London (BBK)

City, University of London (CIT)

Courtauld Institute of Art

Goldsmiths, University of London (GUL)

Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

King's College London (KCL)

London Business School (LBS)

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

Royal Academy of Music (RAM)

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD)

Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL)

Royal Veterinary College (RVC)

St George's, University of London (SGUL)

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

University College London (UCL)

Member institutions - University of London
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Old 02-02-2021, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Both are less than an hour away by train, and London is also home to the University of London.

Which is home to the following 17 institutions - Member institutions - University of London
Ah yes.. high-speed trains. jealous.
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Old 02-02-2021, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Ah yes.. high-speed trains. jealous.
No just a normal train from London.

It has also just been announced that funding has been secured to re-open the former East-West rail line which connected Oxford and Cambridge.

In terms of London;

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London has one of the largest concentrations of universities and higher education institutions in the world. It has 40 higher education institutions (not counting foreign Universities with London branches) and has a student population of more than 400,000.

Among the institutions in London are some of the old and world-famous colleges that today make up the federal University of London, modern universities, as well as a number of smaller and often highly specialised universities and colleges.

Additionally, over 45,000 students in over 180 countries follow the University of London External System, established in 1858

List of universities and higher education colleges in London - Wikipedia
London is also home to the vast British Library, and has all kinds of professional institutions from the four Barristers Inns of Courts to the Royal College of Surgeons and numerous other institutions and research facilities.

London is simply vast compared to Boston, whilst both cities have Universities that are among the best in the world, and I do appreciate that Boston is a beautiful city and is extremely well respected as a centre for education.

A lot of the Hospitals and Colleges in London are also extremely old, for instance St Bartholomew's Hospital was founded in 1123, whilst the The Royal Veterinary College of London was founded in 1791 by a group led by Granville Penn, a grandson of William Penn. The city was home to Bethlem Royal Hospital, also known as St Mary Bethlehem, Bethlehem Hospital and Bedlam, which was founded in 1330 and is now part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

The Barristers Inns of Court - Inner Temple, Middle Temple, Gray's Inn and Lincolns Field are like something from the pages of a Harry Potter Book, whilst London is a very historic medicine and surgery centre, with Edinburgh being the other famous centre.

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Old 02-02-2021, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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No just a normal train from London.

It has also just been announced that funding has been secured to re-open the former East-West rail line which connected Oxford and Cambridge.

In terms of London;



London is also home to the vast British Library, and has all kinds of professional institutions from the four Barristers Inns of Courts to the Royal College of Surgeons and numerous other institutions and research facilities.

London is simply vast compared to Boston, whilst both cities have Universities that are among the best in the world, and I do appreciate that Boston is a beautiful city and is extremely well respected as a centre for education.

A lot of the Hospitals and Colleges in London are also extremely old, for instance St Bartholomew's Hospital was founded in 1123, whilst the The Royal Veterinary College of London was founded in 1791 by a group led by Granville Penn, a grandson of William Penn. The city was home to Bethlem Royal Hospital, also known as St Mary Bethlehem, Bethlehem Hospital and Bedlam, which was founded in 1330 and is now part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

The Barristers Inns of Court - Inner Temple, Middle Temple, Gray's Inn and Lincolns Field are like something from the pages of a Harry Potter Book, whilst London is a very historic medicine and surgery centre, with Edinburgh being the other famous centre.
They're normal trains for London but the distance between London and Cambridge-crossed in such a short span of time would be considered High-Speed Rail in the United States. It would take double the time to make those journeys on US infrastructure.

London as an 'area' isnt actually isnt even 2x the size of Boston. Boston Combined Statistical Area includes Harvard, MIT, and Brown (Providence). Not to mention dozens of other institutions. Many of which are top tier institutions Brandies, Bentley, Boston College, Boston University, Emerson, Suffolk Univeristy, Northeastern university, and a plurality of the US private boarding schools.

The number of universities just inside the first ring of the Boston Metro is just massive... the 'Boston area extends far beyond this..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...politan_Boston

This site has ranked 98 in the area https://www.collegesimply.com/colleg...price=&start=1

There are about 35-50 in boston

Harvard and MIT are routinely ranked as #1 and #2 in the world.

The endowments at Harvard and MIT surpass 50 Billion dollars. Massachusetts is the #1 Education state in the US, and Boston is the best major urban public school system in the US.

Boston the city itself (population 694k) has 35 colleges in its borders according to the city http://www.bostonplans.org/getattach...f-84baca828bf3
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Old 02-02-2021, 02:40 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Both are less than an hour away by train, and London is also home to the University of London, which is home to the following 17 institutions -

Birkbeck, University of London (BBK)

City, University of London (CIT)

Courtauld Institute of Art

Goldsmiths, University of London (GUL)

Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

King's College London (KCL)

London Business School (LBS)

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

Royal Academy of Music (RAM)

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD)

Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL)

Royal Veterinary College (RVC)

St George's, University of London (SGUL)

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

University College London (UCL)

Member institutions - University of London
Hey, where's the UAL? University of Arts London where I went? It encompasses Central St. Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, Wimbledon College of Arts, LCC (London Colllege of Communication), LCF (London College of Fashion) and Camberwell College of Arts?

Also I see the London Metropolitan University is missing too.
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