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50 Most Attractive Cities For University Students, 2017

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Montreal has been named as the most attractive city in the world for university students. Montreal displaced Paris from the top position it had held for 4 years, while London rises two places to third, followed by Seoul (4), Melbourne (5), and Berlin (6).

Tokyo ranks quite highly on the list, in 7th place, behind Boston (8), Munich (9), and Vancouver (10), according to new analysis of QS best student cities global rankings. To be considered for inclusion, each city must have a population of over 250,000, and be home to at least 2 highly regarded universities.

Canada is home to the world’s 4 best universities for engineering and technology studies: Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at University of Toronto (19), University of Waterloo Faculty of Engineering (45), UBC Engineering, University of British Columbia (56), and University of Alberta (86).

According to the CEOWORLD magazine’s ranking of the best medical and pharmacy schools for 2017 research report, the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine (23), Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine – McMaster University (30) Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – University of Alberta (67), Faculty of Medicine – McGill University (77), Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary (80), and     Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (96).

The list of the 50 most attractive cities for university students are ranked according to performance in 6 composite indicators: affordability, desirability, employer activity, student mix, student view, and university rankings. This list was based on a recent survey of over 18,000 students and recent graduates from December 2016 to January 2017.

50 Most Attractive Cities For University Students, 2017

RankCityCountry
1MontrealCanada
2ParisFrance
3LondonUK
4SeoulSouth Korea
5MelbourneAustralia
6BerlinGermany
7TokyoJapan
8BostonUS
9MunichGermany
10VancouverCanada
11Hong KongHong Kong
12TorontoCanada
13SydneyAustralia
14SingaporeSingapore
15ZurichSwitzerland
16ViennaAustria
17Kyoto-Osaka-KobeJapan
18EdinburghUK
19New YorkUS
20BrisbaneAustralia
21TaipeiTaiwan
22CanberraAustralia
23BarcelonaSpain
24ManchesterUK
25ShanghaiChina
26OttawaCanada
27PragueCzech Republic
28AucklandNew Zealand
29San FranciscoUS
30BeijingChina
31DublinIreland
32MadridSpain
33MilanItaly
34GlasgowUK
35LyonFrance
36AmsterdamNetherlands
37CopenhagenDenmark
38Washington DCUS
39CoventryUK
40MoscowRussia
41Kuala LumpurMalaysia
42Buenos AiresArgentina
43NottinghamUK
44AdelaideAustralia
45BrusselsBelgium
46ChicagoUS
47Los AngelesUS
48StockholmSweden
49LisbonPortugal
50PerthAustralia

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is chief executive and editorial director of The CEOWORLD magazine, overseeing the organization’s news and features departments.

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Dr. Amarendra holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Banking from the European Global School in France; a Doctoral Degree in Chartered Accountancy from the European International University Paris; and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine.

He earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and his Master's Degree In Chartered Accountancy (CA) from European Global School Paris. Dr. Amarendra also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Relations and Affairs from the American University of Athens, Alabama, United States. Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is a macro-economist and visiting professor at Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine.

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