Biotechnology has been spearheading the fight against COVID19 by lending us effective tools to fight the disease and research its vaccine. To continue the fight against the current pandemic and to ensure that we are ready against any similar threats in the future, biotechnology has to assume a leadership role in the area of academics.
This calls for students willing to pursue the discipline and take it further. One of the biggest challenges that students face is, not knowing where to head to pursue their academic quest. If you are someone who shares our thoughts on the topic then you have found the right place to look for knowledge. In the present article, we will tell you about the 5 universities that students of biotechnology should check out.
- Harvard University
The name of Harvard might make some students unsure about proceeding, the high cost of stay and study is a major concern. But you don’t have to worry about that, they provide scores of scholarships for the needy. These financial endeavors make sure that no student misses out on a chance to shine for the want of money.
When it comes to the field of biotechnology, Harvard takes the top spot. Riding on the back of major grants, excellent research infrastructure, and experienced faculty, Harvard University is the best place that you can go to for pursuing further studies in biotechnology. For ignited minds, this place provides the right motivation and support.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
On the second spot but not far behind Harvard is MIT. You must have come across the name of this institution in regards to different academic pursuits, and quite rightly so! It is one of the premier institutes in North America and attracts applications from all over the world. Its alumni network also chips in to ensure that MIT remains one step ahead of the rest of the world.
A huge campus and having whole buildings for laboratory means that there is no dearth of support for the students. At MIT you will never feel the need for pooling outside resources; rather people from leading corporations approach the college for help in research.
- University of Cambridge
One of the oldest universities on this list, the University of Cambridge was found in 1208. Since then, it has been building up its reputation as being one of the most prestigious places to study. Cambridge is so far ahead in the field of biotechnology that recently it has singlehandedly discovered and developed the vaccine for COVID19.
And this is no minor feat, at a time when the world was on the brink of financial collapse, Cambridge ensured that we had the support to fight this deadly disease. The credit goes to the researchers and professors of the university who worked for it. Studying in the company of such esteemed minds is bound to be beneficial for aspiring biotechnology students.
- University of Oxford
Predating the University of Oxford by more than a hundred years, the University of Oxford was found in 1095. In many ways, Oxford has laid the foundation of what we have come to accept as the standard in academic excellence. It was one of the first major universities in the world and boasts of a list of alumni like none other.
When it comes to biotechnology, Oxford has been at par with its American counterparts and its British rival (Cambridge). Oxford is often involved in a healthy competition with other universities to beat them to a project. This spirit of competition has led to some of the world’s best laboratories being found at its campus.
- Stanford University
At Stanford University, they already treat you like you are one of the best minds on the planet. Here, you will not only be expected to study hard but also to be innovative in your ideas and approach. Like all the other universities on the list, Stanford tries to be the leading light in the field of biotechnology.
Getting into Stanford might be tough but the challenging entrance is a metric for your ingenuity and potential. Once you make it through, nothing is keeping you from soaring to heights previously deemed impossible. From financial grants to lucrative job offers, everything is at your fingertips.
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