October 30, 2015
The 64th Annual MISS UNIVERSE Pageant to Air Live from Las Vegas, Sunday, December 20, on FOX
Photo: Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler from Venezuela. Photographer: Fadil Berisha. Image provided by & Copyright © Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP, New York, NY.
NEW YORK - October 30, 2015 - IMG (a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion) and the Miss Universe Organization today announced that the 64th Annual Miss Universe Pageant has been picked up by Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX). The three-hour annual event will air live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday, Dec. 20 (7:00-10:00 PM ET) on FOX.
“MISS UNIVERSE is a unique, global media property and this partnership with FOX marks a new era for the Miss Universe Organization as a whole,” said Michael Antinoro, SVP of Original Content, IMG. “As the broadcast leader in innovative and groundbreaking live events, FOX is the perfect partner as we look to implement new and exciting changes to this show.”
The MISS UNIVERSE telecast is one of the most-watched events in the world with distribution in approximately 190 countries and territories. Contestants from more than 80 countries will vie to become the next Miss Universe in this year’s special programming event, which will conclude with the current Miss Universe Paulina Vega of Colombia crowning her successor.
October 29, 2015
UNESCO says Education is Key to Eradicating the Scourge of Doping in Sport
Photo: Cyclists participate in a race during the Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon on October 10, 2015 in Hong Kong. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images for Hong Kong Images. © 2015 Getty Images).
UNESCO is hosting the fifth session of the Conference of Parties (COP5) to the International Convention against Doping in Sport at its Headquarters in Paris on 29 and 30 October. Celebrating a decade in the fight against doping in sport by 182 State Parties, UNESCO considers that educating young sportswomen and sportsmen about the dangers of using prohibited substances is key to eradicating this scourge.
More than 250 representatives of governments and the sport movement are expected at COP5 in order to discuss anti-doping challenges and propose solutions in line with the Convention to eliminate doping at a time of growing concern about the use of performance enhancing drugs by teenagers and athletes.
For the first time during an anti-doping COP, UNESCO will welcome former Olympic medallists, such as Canadian Olympic cross-country champion Beckie Scott and Romanian Olympic champion fencer Laura Badea, who will be available to speak to the press in the morning of 29 October. They will appeal to governments to act for clean sport.
UNESCO’s partners include the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Council of Europe, and Interpol. The Convention supports the World Anti-Doping Code in bringing consistency to anti-doping policies and regulations within governments and sport organizations across the world.
UNESCO, which also administers a $1.8 million Fund for the elimination of doping in sport, said that the use of performance enhancing substances not only causes serious health problems but also undermines fairness and ethics in sport.
October 28, 2015
Yamaha Reveals New Models at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
Photo: PED2 is an EV (electric vehicle) motorcycle concept model designed for hitting mountain trails. This model is equivalent in performance to Class II (50-125cc) mopeds and motorcycles. Image provided by & Copyright © Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Photo: YPJ-MTB is an electrically power-assisted mountain bike that features an electric motor mounted on a high-performance bicycle. It is designed for adults who want to enjoy the freedom of being able to ride on virtually any terrain. Image provided by & Copyright © Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Photo: The YZF-R3 features sporty styling and a liquid-cooled in-line 2-cylinder engine. Image provided by & Copyright © Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Photo: The YZR-M1 is Yamaha’s race machine that competes in MotoGP, the pinnacle class of world championship motorcycle road racing. Image provided by & Copyright © Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Photo: TMAX530 ABS is the latest model in the “TMAX” series that pioneered the “automatic supersport” category. Image provided by & Copyright © Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Photo: TRICITY 125 is the first of Yamaha’s Leaning Multi-Wheel (LMW) models. It features new type of riding enjoyment derived from the feeling of stability provided by the two front wheels and the added comfort they bring to the ride on a variety of road surfaces. The optimized geometry of the two front wheels enables both excellent straight-line performance and light, agile handling with a tight turning radius. Image provided by & Copyright © Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Photo: YPJ-R is electrically power-assisted high-performance production road bicycle. Image provided by & Copyright © Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Photo: YXZ1000R is a Recreational Off-highway Vehicle (ROV). According to Yamaha, ROV’s are used for a wide range of purposes, and demand in this category is growing, particularly in North America. Image provided by & Copyright © Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
October 24, 2015
Empire State Building Lighting Ceremony on Occasion of United Nations Day
Photo: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Empire State Building to symbolically turn on a switch for the lighting of the building “UN blue” on the occasion of United Nations Day. 23 October 2015. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.
Some 300 sites around the world will be lit in “UN blue” beginning on Friday as part of the global celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.
UN Headquarters in New York will light up for two nights — October 23 and October 24.
Some Sites lit in “UN Blue” on 24 October 2015 —
Photo: Empire State Building, New York, USA. 24 October 2015. Photo Credit: J Mattsson / United Nations Information Centres.
Photo: Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia. 24 October 2015. Photo Credit: UNIC Canberra / Christopher Woodthorpe / United Nations Information Centres.
Photo: Great Wall, Badaling, Beijing, China. 24 October 2015. Photo Credit: Oriental Outlook Magazine / Guang Yang, Jiang Zhu / United Nations Information Centres.
Photo: Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Mumbai, India. 24 October 2015. Photo Credit: Dhiraj Singh / United Nations Information Centres.
Photo: Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India. 24 October 2015. Photo Credit: Deepak Malik, Freelance Photographer / United Nations Information Centres.
Photo: Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan. 24 October 2015. Photo Credit: UN in Azerbaijan / United Nations Information Centres.
Photo: New Arbat Avenue, Moscow, Russia. 24 October 2015. Photo Credit: Nikita Kiselev / United Nations Information Centres.
October 23, 2015
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, Spring-Summer 2016
Photos: Models walk the runway during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia Spring-Summer 2016 on October 21/22/23, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Images © Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images for MBFWR).
October 18, 2015
Ferrari reveals the F12tdf
Photos: Ferrari F12tdf — the new, limited edition, special series model that delivers track-level performance on the road. (Images provided by & Copyright © Ferrari S.p.A., Maranello, Italy).
October 13, 2015
Magnus Carlsen of Norway is the 2015 World Rapid Chess Champion
Photo: Magnus Carlsen is seen at the 2015 World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championship in Berlin on October 12, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Reuter/Getty Images for World Chess by Agon Limited. © 2015 Getty Images).
Photo: Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik is seen at the 2015 World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championship in Berlin on October 12, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Reuter/Getty Images for World Chess by Agon Limited. © 2015 Getty Images).
Photo: A player is seen at the 2015 World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championship in Berlin on October 12, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Image provided by & © World Chess by Agon Limited.
Photo: Russian Grandmaster, Sergey Karjakin, is seen at the 2015 World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championship in Berlin on October 12, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Image provided by & © World Chess by Agon Limited.
Photo: Former World Champion, Viswanathan Anand of India, is seen at the 2015 World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championship in Berlin on October 12, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Image provided by & © World Chess by Agon Limited.
BERLIN, GERMANY — October 12, 2015 — Magnus Carlsen reasserted his dominance over the chess world today by winning the World Rapid Chess Championship here in Berlin.
The championship was organized by the World Chess Federation (FIDE) and Agon Limited, its commercial partner.
Each day, hundreds of spectators crowded into the playing hall to watch the games, and hundreds of thousands of people watched live video and streaming of the games.
The tournament had 15 rounds over three days and included nearly 160 grandmasters from 47 countries. Carlsen, a Norwegian, who is the reigning champion at regulation time controls, won the rapid championship last year as well. He thus became the first player to ever win back-to-back rapid championships.
Three players finished one point behind Carlsen: Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia, Leinier Dominguez Perez of Cuba and Teimour Radjabov of Azerbaijan.
Two pre-tournament favorites, Viswanathan Anand of India, a former rapid champion, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France, had difficult starts, scoring just 2.5 points out of 5 in the first day. Mr. Anand, who is widely known as Vishy, lost to Daniil Dubov and Pavel Pankratov of Russia in the final 2 rounds of the day.
Following is the List of Players who competed in the World Chess Rapid Championship 2015:
- A.R. Saleh Salem — UAE
- Adhiban Baskaran — India
- Aleksandr Moiseenko — Ukraine
- Alexander Grischuk — Russia
- Alexander Huzman — Israel
- Alexander Morozevich — Russia
- Alexander Motylev — Russia
- Alexander Naumann — Germany
- Alexander Onischuk — USA
- Alexander Riazantsev — Russia
- Alexander Shabalov — USA
- Alexey Dreev — Russia
- Allan Stig Rasmussen — Denmark
- Anand, Viswanathan — India
- Andrei Shchekachev — France
- Andrei Volokitin — Ukraine
- Andrey Gutov — Russia
- Andrey Sumets — Ukraine
- Anton Korobov — Ukraine
- Aryan Tari — Norway
- Axel Bachmann — Paraguay
- Bartel Mateusz — Poland
- Benjamin Bok — Netherlands
- Bocharov Dmitry — Russia
- Boris Gelfand — Israel
- Boris Savchenko — Russia
- Brüdigam, Martin — Germany
- Christian Seel — Germany
- Daniel Hausrath — Germany
- Daniil Dubov — Russia
- Danilo Milanovic — Serbia
- Dariusz Świercz — Poland
- David Anton Guijarro — Spain
- David Navara — Czech Republic
- Demuth Adrien — France
- Denis Khismatullin — Russia
- Dennes Abel — Germany
- Dennis Wagner — Germany
- Dmitry Andreikin — Russia
- Duda Jan-Krzysztof — Poland
- Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli — Venezuela
- Ehsan Ghaem Maghami — Iran
- Eltaj Safarli — Azerbaijan
- Elvira Berend — Luxembourg
- Eric Hansen — Canada
- Ernesto Inarkiev — Russia
- Ernst Sipke — Netherlands
- Esteban Valderrama — Colombia
- Etienne Bacrot — France
- Evgenij Agrest — Sweden
- Evgeny Alekseev — Russia
- Evgeny Romanov — Russia
- Evgeny Tomashevsky — Russia
- Falko Bindrich — Germany
- Filiz Osmanodja — Germany
- Florian Handke — Germany
- Francisco Vallejo Pons — Spain
- Gadir Guseinov — Azerbaijan
- Gawain Cristopher B. Jones — England
- Georg Meier — Germany
- Giovanni Antonio Thornton — New Zealand
- Goran Cabrilo — Serbia
- Grzegorz Gajewski — Poland
- Hagen Poetsch — Germany
- Hannes Stefansson — Iceland
- Helgi Olafsson — Iceland
- Hilverda, Alexander — Germany
- Hirneise, Tobias — Germany
- Ian Nepomniachtchi — Russia
- Ido Ben Artzi — Israel
- Igor Kovalenko — Latvia
- Ildar Khairullin — Russia
- Ilja Schneider — Germany
- Ivan Ivanisevic — Serbia
- Jaan Ehlvest — USA
- Jacob Carstensen — Denmark
- Johann Hjartarson — Iceland
- Johannes Carow — Germany
- Jonathan Carlstedt — Germany
- José Camacho Collados — South Korea
- Jose Fernando Cuenca Jimenez — Spain
- Jure Borisek — Slovenia
- Kacper Piorun — Poland
- Kateryna Lagno — Russia
- Lars Thiede — Germany
- Lazaro Bruzon Batista — Cuba
- Leinier Dominguez — Cuba
- Leonardo Valdes Romero — Costa Rica
- Levon Aronian — Armenia
- Loek van Wely — The Netherlands
- Lorena Marisela Zepeda Wan Wely — El Salvador
- Magnus Carlsen — Norway
- Marco Aurelio Zaror Cordeiro — Brazil
- Margeir Petrusson — Iceland
- Markus Ragger — Austria
- Martyn Kravtsiv — Ukraine
- Matthias Bluebaum — Germany
- Maxim Dlugy — USA
- Maxim Matlakov — Russia
- Mazé Sebastien — France
- Mher Hovhannissyan — Belgium
- Michael Bezold — Germany
- Michael Richter — Germany
- Michele Godena — Italy
- Miguel Munoz Pantoja — Spain
- Mikhail Antipov — Russia
- Mikhail Demidov — Russia
- Milos Pavlovic — Serbia
- Milos Perunovic — Serbia
- Mohammed Al-Sayed — Qatar
- Namig Guliyev — Azerbaijan
- Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son — Vietnam
- Nikita Vitiugov — Russia
- Ottomar Ladva — Estonia
- Pavel Eljanov — Ukraine
- Pavel Ponkratov — Russia
- Peter Leko — Hungary
- Petr Svidler — Russia
- Polzin, Rainer — Germany
- Predrag Nikolic — Bosnia-Herzegovina
- Radoslaw Wojtaszek — Poland
- Ramil Hasangatin — Russia
- Rasmus Svane — Germany
- Rauf Mamedov — Azerbaijan
- Rene Stern — Germany
- Rinat Jumabayev — Kazakhstan
- Robert Rabiega — Germany
- Ruslan Ponomariov — Ukraine
- Rustam Kasimdzhanov — Uzbekistan
- Sasikiran Krishnan — India
- Sergey Grigoriants — Russia
- Sergey Karjakin — Russia
- Sergey Rublevsky — Russia
- Sethuraman P. Sethuraman — India
- Shakhriyar Mamedyarov — Azerbaijan
- Simen Agdestein — Norway
- Socko Bartosz — Poland
- Stanislav Bogdanovych — Ukraine
- Surya Sekhar Ganguly — India
- Teimour Radjabov — Azerbaijan
- Tigran Petrosyan — Armenia
- Tomas Krnan — Canada
- Vadim Zvjaginsev — Russia
- Vahap Sanal — Turkey
- Vasily Papin — Russia
- Vasyl Ivanchuk — Ukraine
- Victor Bologan — Moldova
- Victor Mikhalevski — Israel
- Vidit Santosh Gujrathi — India
- Vitaly Kunin — Germany
- Vladimir Akopian — Armenia
- Vladimir Belov — Russia
- Vladimir Dobrov — Russia
- Vladimir Fedoseev — Russia
- Vladimir Kramnik — Russia
- Vladimir Malakhov — Russia
- Vladimir Onischuk — Ukraine
- Vladislav Kovalev — Belarus
- Wojciech Przybylski — Poland
- Yasser Seirawan — USA
- Yuri Vovk — Ukraine
- Yuriy Kryvoruchko — Ukraine
- Zaur Mammadov — Azerbaijan
- Zhigalko Sergei — Belarus
- Zhong Zhang — Singapore
- Zoltan Almasi — Hungary
World Blitz Chess Championships
The 21-round World Blitz Chess Championships will be held Tuesday and Wednesday (October 13 & 14). Carlsen is the defending champion in that discipline as well. When reports last came in, French Grandmaster, Vachier-Lagrave Maxime, was leading with 9.5 points after Round 11.
Alexander Grischuk of Russia is the 2015 World Blitz Champion.
October 14, 2015 — Today the 5-day World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championships concluded in Berlin, with Russian grandmaster Alexander Grischuk claiming the World Blitz Champion’s title.
The winner scored 15.5 points in the 21-round tournament.
Alexander Grischuk becomes the first three-time Blitz World Champion. He previously won the titles in 2006 and 2012.
October 9, 2015
81 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 2015 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR
Photo: Oscar presenter Kerry Washington arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 87th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Image Credit: Matt Petit / © A.M.P.A.S.
Photo: Oscar presenter Anna Kendrick arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 87th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Image Credit: Mark Suban / © A.M.P.A.S
Photo: Scene from KON-TIKI, Norway, which was a 2012 Foreign Language Film Nominee. Image Credit: © A.M.P.A.S.
LOS ANGELES, CA - Eighty-one countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 88th Academy Awards. Paraguay is a first-time entrant.
The 2015 submissions are:
- Afghanistan, “Utopia,” Hassan Nazer, director;
- Albania, “Bota,” Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci, directors;
- Algeria, “Twilight of Shadows,” Mohamed Lakhdar Hamina, director;
- Argentina, “The Clan,” Pablo Trapero, director;
- Australia, “Arrows of the Thunder Dragon,” Greg Sneddon, director;
- Austria, “Goodnight Mommy,” Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala, directors;
- Bangladesh, “Jalal’s Story,” Abu Shahed Emon, director;
- Belgium, “The Brand New Testament,” Jaco Van Dormael, director;
- Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Our Everyday Story,” Ines Tanovic, director;
- Brazil, “The Second Mother,” Anna Muylaert, director;
- Bulgaria, “The Judgment,” Stephan Komandarev, director;
- Cambodia, “The Last Reel,” Sotho Kulikar, director;
- Canada, “Félix and Meira,” Maxime Giroux, director;
- Chile, “The Club,” Pablo Larraín, director;
- China, “Go Away Mr. Tumor,” Han Yan, director;
- Colombia, “Embrace of the Serpent,” Ciro Guerra, director;
- Costa Rica, “Imprisoned,” Esteban Ramirez, director;
- Croatia, “The High Sun,” Dalibor Matanic, director;
- Czech Republic, “Home Care,” Slavek Horak, director;
- Denmark, “A War,” Tobias Lindholm, director;
- Dominican Republic, “Sand Dollars,” Laura Amelia Guzman, Israel Cardenas, directors;
- Estonia, “1944,” Elmo Nuganen, director;
- Ethiopia, “Lamb,” Yared Zeleke, director;
- Finland, “The Fencer,” Klaus Haro, director;
- France, “Mustang,” Deniz Gamze Erguven, director;
- Georgia, “Moira,” Levan Tutberidze, director;
- Germany, “Labyrinth of Lies,” Giulio Ricciarelli, director;
- Greece, “Xenia,” Panos H. Koutras, director;
- Guatemala, “Ixcanul,” Jayro Bustamante, director;
- Hong Kong, “To the Fore,” Dante Lam, director;
- Hungary, “Son of Saul,” Laszlo Nemes, director;
- Iceland, “Rams,” Grímur Hakonarson, director;
- India, “Court,” Chaitanya Tamhane, director;
- Iran, “Muhammad: The Messenger of God,” Majid Majidi, director;
- Iraq, “Memories on Stone,” Shawkat Amin Korki, director;
- Ireland, “Viva,” Paddy Breathnach, director;
- Israel, “Baba Joon,” Yuval Delshad, director;
- Italy, “Don’t Be Bad,” Claudio Caligari, director;
- Ivory Coast, “Run,” Philippe Lacote, director;
- Japan, “100 Yen Love,” Masaharu Take, director;
- Jordan, “Theeb,” Naji Abu Nowar, director;
- Kazakhstan, “Stranger,” Yermek Tursunov, director;
- Kosovo, “Babai,” Visar Morina, director;
- Kyrgyzstan, “Heavenly Nomadic,” Mirlan Abdykalykov, director;
- Latvia, “Modris,” Juris Kursietis, director;
- Lebanon, “Void,” Naji Bechara, Jad Beyrouthy, Zeina Makki, Tarek Korkomaz, Christelle Ighniades, Maria Abdel Karim, Salim Haber, directors;
- Lithuania, “The Summer of Sangaile,” Alante Kavaite, director;
- Luxembourg, “Baby (A)lone,” Donato Rotunno, director;
- Macedonia, “Honey Night,” Ivo Trajkov, director;
- Malaysia, “Men Who Save the World,” Liew Seng Tat, director;
- Mexico, “600 Miles,” Gabriel Ripstein, director;
- Montenegro, “You Carry Me,” Ivona Juka, director;
- Morocco, “Aida,” Driss Mrini, director;
- Nepal, “Talakjung vs Tulke,” Basnet Nischal, director;
- Netherlands, “The Paradise Suite,” Joost van Ginkel, director;
- Norway, “The Wave,” Roar Uthaug, director;
- Pakistan, “Moor,” Jami, director;
- Palestine, “The Wanted 18,” Amer Shomali, Paul Cowan, directors;
- Paraguay, “Cloudy Times,” Arami Ullon, director;
- Peru, “NN,” Hector Galvez, director;
- Philippines, “Heneral Luna,” Jerrold Tarog, director;
- Poland, “11 Minutes,” Jerzy Skolimowski, director;
- Portugal, “Arabian Nights - Volume 2, The Desolate One,” Miguel Gomes, director;
- Romania, “Aferim!” Radu Jude, director;
- Russia, “Sunstroke,” Nikita Mikhalkov, director;
- Serbia, “Enclave,” Goran Radovanovic, director;
- Singapore, “7 Letters,” Royston Tan, Kelvin Tong, Eric Khoo, Jack Neo, Tan Pin Pin, Boo Junfeng, K. Rajagopal, directors;
- Slovakia, “Goat,” Ivan Ostrochovsky, director;
- Slovenia, “The Tree,” Sonja Prosenc, director;
- South Africa, “The Two of Us,” Ernest Nkosi, director;
- South Korea, “The Throne,” Lee Joon-ik, director;
- Spain, “Flowers,” Jon Garano, Jose Mari Goenaga, directors;
- Sweden, “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence,” Roy Andersson, director;
- Switzerland, “Iraqi Odyssey,” Samir, director;
- Taiwan, “The Assassin,” Hou Hsiao-hsien, director;
- Thailand, “How to Win at Checkers (Every Time),” Josh Kim, director;
- Turkey, “Sivas,” Kaan Mujdeci, director;
- United Kingdom, “Under Milk Wood,” Kevin Allen, director;
- Uruguay, “A Moonless Night,” German Tejeira, director;
- Venezuela, “Gone with the River,” Mario Crespo, director;
- Vietnam, “Jackpot,” Dustin Nguyen, director.
The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. PT at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
October 7, 2015
The L’Oreal Foundation and UNESCO Reveal the Laureates of the 2016 L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women In Science Awards
Photo: Doctor Vanessa D’Costa. Immunogenetics of Infectious Diseases. International Rising Talent 2015, North America (Canada). Image © Stephane Cardinale / People Avenue. Copyright © All rights reserved by L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science.
Paris - The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO today revealed the five winners of the 2016 L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards in the field of Life Sciences. They will receive their awards at a ceremony to be held on 24 March 2016 in Paris.
Nominated by more than 2,600 leading scientists, 2016’s five laureates were then selected by an independent and international jury of 13 prominent scientists in the international scientific community. This year’s President of the Jury is Professor Elizabeth H. Blackburn, 2008 Laureate L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science and 2009 joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
The jury announced the winners of the 2016 edition, five women scientists who will be awarded on 24 March 2016 at the Grand Amphitheatre of the Sorbonne in Paris. Each laureate will receive a Prize of €100,000 in recognition of her contribution to science.
Professor Emmanuelle CHARPENTIER
Director, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany.
- Biological Sciences/Molecular Biology.
Professor Jennifer DOUDNA
Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, United States of America.
- Biological Sciences/Molecular Biology.
AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES
Professor Quarraisha ABDOOL KARIM
Professor, CAPRISA, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa.
- Medicine and Health Sciences/Women’s Health.
Professor Hualan CHEN
Professor, Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Harbin, China.
- Biological Sciences/Veterinary Sciences.
Professor Andrea GAMARNIK
Professor, Molecular Virology Laboratory, Fundacion Instituto Leloir, CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Biological Sciences/Virology.
October 6, 2015
U.S. News & World Report Unveils Second Annual Best Global Universities Rankings
Photo: Entrance to the Memorial Hall, Harvard University. Photo Credit: Photographer © Michael Kappel.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 6, 2015 — U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Colleges for more than 30 years, today released the 2016 edition of the Best Global Universities. The rankings help students evaluate higher education options worldwide as well as by region, country and subject. U.S. universities remain the global leaders among research institutions, with Harvard University claiming No. 1, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at No. 2, the University of California—Berkeley at No. 3 and Stanford University at No. 4. U.K. universities take the next top spots with the University of Oxford at No. 5, followed by the University of Cambridge at No. 6.
The following countries have the most ranked institutions out of 750 schools on the overall Best Global Universities list:
- United States: 181
- China: 57
- United Kingdom: 55
- Germany: 50
- Italy: 38
“Students are increasingly looking outside their own countries for educational opportunities,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News. “As international education continues to evolve, U.S. News will be at the forefront of the conversation - providing comparable information across global institutions and presenting it in bite-sized pieces for students and their families, just as we have done for three decades in the U.S.”
The second edition of the Best Global Universities rankings are more comprehensive, including rankings of the top 750 universities - up from 500 last year - spread out across 57 countries. U.S. News has published new university rankings of larger countries including India and Brazil, and smaller countries such as Belgium, bringing the total number of country-specific rankings up to 32. The 2016 edition also debuts a regional ranking for Africa, adding to the previous four regional rankings, and features a new subject ranking for arts and humanities, bringing up the total to 22 subject rankings.
These countries, listed in rank order, performed best in the following subject rankings:
- Arts and humanities: U.S., U.K., Netherlands (tie), Australia (tie), Germany
- Clinical medicine: U.S., Germany, U.K., Italy, Canada
- Computer science: U.S., China, U.K., Canada (tie), Hong Kong (tie), Australia (tie)
- Economics and business: U.S., U.K., Canada (tie), Netherlands (tie), Australia (tie)
- Engineering: U.S., China, U.K., Canada, Australia
The Best Global Universities methodology - which is based on data and metrics provided by Thomson Reuters InCitesTM research analytics solutions - weighs factors that measure a university’s global and regional reputation; academic research performance using bibliometric indicators; and school-level data on faculty and Ph.D. graduates. Each subject ranking has its own, similar methodology.
“We have designed the rankings to be a starting point to help students and their families identify institutions that speak to their specific needs, whether they are planning on staying close to home or traveling abroad for college - or whether they are seeking a specific academic degree,” said Robert Morse, chief data strategist at U.S. News.
U.S. News 2016 Best Global Universities Rankings
Overall Best Global Universities
- Harvard University (U.S.)
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (U.S.)
- University of California—Berkley (U.S.)
- Stanford University (U.S.)
- University of Oxford (U.K.)
- University of Cambridge (U.K.)
- California Institute of Technology (U.S.)
- University of California—Los Angeles (U.S.)
- Columbia University (U.S.)
- University of Chicago (U.S.)
- University of Cape Town (South Africa)
- University of Witwatersrand (South Africa)
- Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
- University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
- Cairo University (Egypt)
- University of Tokyo (Japan)
- Peking University (China)
- National University of Singapore
- Tsinghua University (China)
- University of Hong Kong
- University of Melbourne (Australia)
- University of Sydney
- University of Queensland Australia
- Australian National University
- Monash University (Australia)
- University of Oxford (U.K.)
- University of Cambridge (U.K.)
- Imperial College London
- University College London
- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Switzerland)
- Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
- Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
- Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)
- University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
- National Autonomous University of Mexico
- Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
- Panjab University, Chandigarh
- Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
- Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
- Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
- Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
- Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
- Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
- University of Delhi, New Delhi
- Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
- Jadavpur University, Kolkata
- Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
- University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
- All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi