Universities / Global
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and
educate students in science, technology,
and other areas of scholarship that will best
serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.
The University of California was chartered in 1868
and its flagship campus — envisioned as a
"City of Learning" — was established at Berkeley,
on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier
public university and a wellspring of innovation,
UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a
sylvan 178-acre central core.
Columbia is one of the top academic and research institutions
in the world, conducting pathbreaking research in medicine,
science, the arts, and the humanities. It includes three undergraduate
schools, thirteen graduate and professional schools, and a school
of continuing education.
Institute of Optics, Rochester
Founded in 1929 as the first Optics education program
in the United States of America by a grant from Kodak and Bausch and Lomb,
The Institute of Optics is an academic department in the School of
Engineering and Applied Sciences at The University of Rochester.
College of Optical Sciences
The College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona
is the world’s premier optical institute, with outstanding faculty members,
an international student body, a challenging curriculum,
pioneering research programs and close relationships with the optics industry.
The University of Arizona
As a public research university serving the diverse citizens
of Arizona and beyond, the mission of the University of Arizona is to provide
a comprehensive, high-quality education that engages
our students in discovery through research and broad-based scholarship.
The mission of the California Institute of Technology is to expand
human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education.
We investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems
in science and technology in a singularly collegial,
interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding
students to become creative members of society.