Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany
University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
In 2017, the University of Queensland had more than 52,000 students including 15,400 international students from 141 nations. UQ’s more than 16,400 postgraduate students include one of Australia’s largest PhD cohorts, celebrating its 13,000th PhD graduation in 2017.
The Federal Government’s 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia exercise confirmed UQ as one of the nation’s top three universities, measured by the quality of its comprehensive range of specialised research fields. UQ’s outstanding critical mass offers researchers significant interdisciplinary capability. The assessment rated 100 per cent of UQ’s broad fields of research at or above world standard.
Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Brazil
It has a distinctive structure, with schools and institutes located in 24 cities in the state of São Paulo, being one of the most successful multi-campus universities in the world. About 3.500 academics and 7.000 non-academic staff contribute to the development of the institution that counts with about 36.000 undergraduate and 15.000 graduate students.
The university awards more than 1.200 Ph.D. diplomas per year and is responsible for about 8% of all Brazilian scientific publication. In the last five years, almost 31.000 scientific papers were published by university’s researchers. The institution’s research priorities are Healthy Societies, Transformative Technologies, One Health, Feeding the World, Biosphere, and Bioeconomy.
The institution’s permanent social engagement through different initiatives, the high employability rates among alumni and its top ten position in the most prominent Latin America rankings among other relevant features, reinforce UNESP´s reputation as one of the best institutions in the region.