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Information Technology and Computing

The Computing and Information Technology degree aims to give students a sound knowledge of information technology fundamentals and their application. This degree is ideal for students who are interested in all aspects of IT infrastructure, specification, maintenance and administration. This includes software development with a more web-based focus than the Computer Science degree.

Read on to discover the top 10 universities this year in the faculty of Information Technology and Computing...

1.University of Toronto

The University of Toronto has assembled one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in breadth and depth on any other Canadian campus. U of T faculty co-author more research articles than their colleagues at any university in the US or Canada other than Harvard. As a measure of impact, U of T consistently ranks alongside the top five U.S. universities whose discoveries are most often cited by other researchers around the world.

2.Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a university of world class scholarship, education and research in science, engineering, medicine and management, with particular regard to their application in industry, commerce and healthcare. It is consistently rated among the top five universities in the UK and is ranked 10th in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2013-14. The College has over 3,000 academic and research staff and approximately 15,500 students from over 125 different countries.

3.The Australian National University

The Australian National University is Australia’s only national university and home to some of the world’s leading educators and researchers. Over 3,800 staff drive research and learning excellence at the University. Through their effort, ANU is consistently ranked amongst the top 50 research universities in the world. The University is committed to attracting, developing and retaining outstanding people and offers flexible employment options for both academic and professional staff. ANU staff and students are part of a strong on-campus community.

4.Columbia University

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis.

5.UCL (University College London)

University College London (UCL) has a proud pioneering history, a distinguished present and an exciting future. UCL is one of the world's very best universities, consistently placed in the global top 20 in a wide range of world rankings. The school is currently 7th in the QS World University Rankings (2015/16).A world-leader in research, with outstanding results in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, UCL is a multi-disciplinary university.

6.University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin. Founded in 1883, UT is one of the largest and most respected universities in the nation. The Times of London ranked UT second among U.S. public universities and 15th overall in its ranking of the world's top 200 universities. Ours is a diverse learning community, with students from more than 100 countries and a student body that reflects the face of our society. African American, Hispanic, and Asian American students make up more than 32 percent of the enrollment, and 9 percent are international students.

7.The University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia)

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities. Established in 1949, UNSW has expanded rapidly and now has more than 52,000 students, including more than 14,000 international students from over 130 different countries. UNSW offers over 300 undergraduate and 600 postgraduate programmes, UNSW is a founding member of the prestigious Group of Eight research intensive universities in Australia and a member of the Universitas 21 international consortium.

8.KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology is facing with the increasing importance of and demand for highly qualified scientists and engineers to support Korea?s industrialization, following the implementation of economic development plans since 1962. It is the now first research-oriented science and technology graduate school in Korea. Its mission is as follows: Education and training of highly qualified scientists and engineers equipped with theoretical and practical expertise.

9.Technische Universität München

The Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) offers a wide range of studies in engineering, natural sciences, life and medical sciences and economics. TUM covers a wide spectrum of fundamental and applied research. The course program contains about 160 courses of study, 98% with bachelor and master degrees. TUM has drawn up double degree agreements with more than 20 universities and maintains partnerships with around 170 universities worldwide.

10.Yale University

Yale University was founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School in the home of Abraham Pierson, its first rector, in Killingworth, Connecticut. In 1716 the school moved to New Haven and, with the generous gift by Elihu Yale of nine bales of goods, 417 books, and a portrait and arms of King George I, was renamed Yale College in 1718. Yale embarked on a steady expansion, establishing the Medical Institution (1810), Divinity School (1822), Law School (1843), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (1847), the School of Fine Arts (1869), and School of Music (1894).