It has been a known fact and also proven by university researchers that universities in Europe have long been known for their high academic excellence, competence, and their value for money. Statistics also has show that thirty-one percent of the worlds top 100 universities as listed by the times in its 2012 world university rankings, are located in Europe. Making it the second largest block of universities in the world after USA.
Today, it can be said that there are over 4000 higher Education institutions in Europe offering a wide variety of courses in Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level, with more and more of these institutions in Europe, introducing English as the language of instruction for at least some of their degree programs. Universities in Europe are now better than ever before to offer admission to international students and to also offer a course of study that meets their career needs in this present day market.
This is particularly noticeable at graduate level. The number of English-taught masters in mainland Europe has increased tremendously over the years from 1000 in 2007 to over 5000 today. Courses taught in English are available in an array of choices from Engineering, Life sciences(including medicine) Social sciences, Business Economics, and Human subjects.
Europe is also known for its historical importance. It is the source of many ideas that have shaped the united state and our world. In our contemporary era when China or anti-western terrorism dominates the headlines, it may surprise you to know how central Europe remains to many a process that touched our lives.
Research shows that Europe remains our most important economic partner. As a country, Europe offers the widest opportunities for international connections. As one might expect the US-European political, economic, and cultural connections and more than half of the UO(united organization) students who study abroad, do so in Europe.
It is also among the top destinations for international internship as well.
Researchers asserts that most of the universities in Europe teach nothing less than ten European languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, Russian) and have three others available for self study (Catalan, Greek,Turkish).
The Bologna Declaration of 1999 led to higher Educational systems throughout Europe becoming aligned to a 3-year cycle system of Higher Education as follows: Bachelor Degree, Masters Degree, and Doctorate Degree. As part of this, the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) was introduced which permits students who attend a European Higher Education institution to transfer to another university within Europe and to easily transfer their credits. The ECTS helps students to transfer between universities during the course of one circle (normally just at bachelor degree level) or to switch from one university after completing a bachelor degree to another university for a masters degree program.
Universities in Europe have long been known for their high level of hospitality in welcoming students from other countries across the globe. With its combination of a modern and high quality way of life and its historical heritage, Europe offers a study experience like no other………..