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May 30, 2016

Miss USA 2016 to be Crowned on June 5 in Las Vegas

Miss USA 2016

Photo: Jessica Strohm, Miss New Hampshire USA 2016; Whitney Sharpe, Miss Massachusetts USA 2016; Chelsea Hardin, Miss Hawaii USA 2016; Bridget Jacobs, Miss Minnesota USA 2016; and Ariane Audett, Miss Alaska USA 2016; pose for photos at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino during the Miss USA Welcome Event on Friday, May 27th. The 2016 Miss USA contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss USA crown in Las Vegas. Tune in to the Fox telecast at 7:00 PM ET on June 5, 2016 live from the T-Mobile Arena to see who will be crowned Miss USA 2016. Image provided by and © copyright The Miss Universe Organization. Photographer: Darren Decker.

Miss USA 2016

Photo: Alexandra Vorontsova, Miss Delaware USA 2016, takes part in filming for the upcoming 2016 Miss USA Telecast upon arriving to MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on May 25, 2016. Tune in to the Fox telecast at 7:00 PM ET on June 5, 2016 live from the T-Mobile Arena to see who will be crowned Miss USA 2016. Image provided by and © copyright The Miss Universe Organization. Photographer: Matt Petit.

Miss USA 2016

Photo: Kate Redeker, Miss Wisconsin USA 2016, introduces herself during the MISS USA Preliminary Competition at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 1st. The contestants have spent the last week touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss USA crown in Las Vegas. Tune in to the Fox telecast at 7:00 PM ET on June 5, 2016 live from the T-Mobile Arena to see who will be crowned Miss USA 2016. Image provided by and © copyright The Miss Universe Organization. Photographer: Darren Decker.

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May 23, 2016

UN Secretary-General Speaks at Columbia University Commencement Ceremony

Columbia University, New York

Photo: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at the Columbia University Commencement Ceremony, where he urged students to use their passion and compassion to help build a world in which all people enjoy dignity and peace. 18 May 2016. New York, United States. UN Photo/Evan Schneider.

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May 14, 2016

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2016: RED CARPET

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Photo: English singer, dancer, and television personality, CHERYL COLE, in her fancy coloured dress which she adorned with exquisite India pink gold opals and white diamonds bracelet, ring and earrings at Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet on May 13, 2016. Image provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Photo: Indian actress, MALLIKA SHERAWAT, promenades in a de GRISOGONO attire at Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet on May 14, 2016. Image provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Photo: BELLA HADID lights up the red carpet in her Roberto Cavalli dress. She paired a de GRISOGONO high jewelry necklace to a refined FLORINDA bracelet at Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet on May 11, 2016. Image provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Photo: AISHWARYA RAI in her light pink flowery dress which she adorned with exquisite de GRISOGONO pink gold tourmalines and emerald ring (displayed above) at Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Images provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Photo: Brazilian top model, IZABEL GOULART, promenades in a de GRISOGONO attire at Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet on May 17, 2016. Image provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Photo: Russian top model, NATASHA POLY, promenades in a de GRISOGONO attire at Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet on May 17, 2016. Image provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

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May 5, 2016

The World's Most Reputable Universities 2016

Oxford University

Photo: Brasenose College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (founded 1509). Image Credit: David Nicholls.

This year’s Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings see Harvard University take the top spot for the sixth consecutive year. The other top four positions are taken up by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of Cambridge and University of Oxford.

Launched in 2011, THE World Reputation Rankings offer a definitive list of the world’s most prestigious universities based on their global reputation.

United States has once again dominated the rankings, boasting of 43 institutions amongst the top 100.

US is loosely followed by the UK, which houses 10 universities that made it to the list, along with the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford taking the fourth and fifth spots, respectively.

From Asia, there were 17 institutions included in the list, a rise of seven from 10 last year. With Japan’s University of Tokyo standing at the 12th place, China’s Tsinghua University and Peking University were ranked 18th and 21st, respectively.

India continues to be one of the few nations not to have featured even once in the list.

According to Phil Baty, Times Higher Education rankings editor, “Reputation is the global currency of higher education”.

University Reputation Rankings

World’s Most Prestigious Universities 2016

Top 50

  1. Harvard University — United States
  2. Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology — United States
  3. Stanford University — United States
  4. University of Cambridge — United Kingdom
  5. University of Oxford — United Kingdom
  6. University of California, Berkeley — United States
  7. Princeton University — United States
  8. Yale University — United States
  9. Columbia University — United States
  10. California Institute of Technology — United States
  11. University of Chicago — United States
  12. University of Tokyo — Japan
  13. University of California, Los Angeles — United States
  14. University of Michigan — United States
  15. Imperial College, London — United Kingdom
  16. University of Pennsylvania — United States
  17. Cornell University — United States
  18. Tsinghua University — China
  19. ETH Zurich — Switzerland
  20. University College, London — United Kingdom
  21. Peking University — China
  22. Johns Hopkins University — United States
  23. University of Toronto — Canada
  24. London School of Economics and Political Science — United Kingdom
  25. New York University — United States
  26. National University of Singapore — Singapore
  27. Kyoto University — Japan
  28. Duke University — United States
  29. University of Washington — United States
  30. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — United States
  31. Lomonosov Moscow State University — Russian Federation
  32. Northwestern University — United States
  33. Carnegie Mellon University — United States
  34. University of Texas at Austin — United States
  35. University of Wisconsin-Madison — United States
  36. University of California, San Diego — United States
  37. University of British Columbia — Canada
  38. University of Edinburgh — United Kingdom
  39. McGill University — Canada
  40. Georgia Institute of Technology — United States
  41. LMU Munich — Germany
  42. University of California, San Francisco — United States
  43. King’s College, London — United Kingdom
  44. Pennsylvania State University — United States
  45. University of California, Davis — United States
  46. University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong
  47. Seoul National University — South Korea
  48. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne — Switzerland
  49. University of Manchester — United Kingdom
  50. University of Melbourne — Australia
  51. University of Minnesota — United States

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• Reputation Ranking is distinct from Academic Ranking.

The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings list the world’s top 100 universities based purely on their Academic Prestige as distinct from their Academic Performance.

According to THE rankings editor Phil Baty, “A university’s reputation for academic excellence is absolutely vital to its success.”

A university’s brand - crucial in helping to attract students, staff and funding - is built on esteem.

Reputation and brand are not the same thing. But Pat Freeland-Small, chief marketing officer at the University of Melbourne, says the former feeds the latter.

The world elite of universities, he says, do not need to advertise, “but in a way they are advertising. They are constantly communicating the quality of what they do through their people and what they naturally put out…It is their people, their quality of research - notions that come through the academic community - that advertise their international profile.”

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