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4 North American colleges positively impacting the world

As changes occur in our environment and in society, the world can often struggle to keep up. The healthcare sector has never-ending and ever-increasing demands, agriculture faces new challenges as the world develops and the environment is under constant threat.

Education in these fields is crucial to the bettering of the world: both our wellbeing and the wellbeing of our planet rely on these sectors. Marry scientific understanding and an eagerness to research the world and change can occur.

As human civilization advances we create as many problems as we solve. Scientific research into agriculture, the environment and healthcare ensure we stay on top of a rapidly evolving world, creating life-altering solutions to some of the modern world’s most dangerous and time sensitive issues.

With a growing population comes a growing demand for resources – most notably food and healthcare. People are living longer as healthcare advances but that only adds to pressure to keep up. The demand is unlikely to slow and workers – present and future – in these sectors need to be ready to meet these needs.

Graduates in these fields will be ready to address some of today’s most pressing industrial and societal challenges head on. From providing clean water to those in need to weening the world off nuclear energy; there will be a college prepared to help you realise it and work towards fixing it, whatever your calling.

And where better to study than in North America? Canada is one of the largest agricultural producers and exporters in the world and the United States is the second-largest emitter of carbon dioxide, after China. Where great advancements are made, damage is often done, and students in North America will be there to address it when it is.

Consider starting your study abroad adventure at one of these 4 leading North American universities for scientific teaching, research and innovation…

FACULTY OF SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF REGINA

The University of Regina sits in the heart of the beautiful Canadian prairies, boasting a small town feel while earning its right to be the capital city of the Saskatchewan province.

The school fosters an enthusiasm for discovery; with leading research, high-quality teaching and passionate staff who help you seek answers to your most burning questions. The college keeps its programs regularly updated to ensure students are gaining the most relevant information on the world they will enter upon graduation. You will be encouraged to collaborate with peers and relish in the community spirit – both of the university and locally.

With a student body of around 1,800 formed of both undergraduates and postgraduates, the Faculty of Science offers a wide range of programs at all levels of study. From Environmental Geoscience to Combined Mathematics and Computer Science – the number of courses offered is extensive and covers all areas of interest within the sector.

The university itself has a diverse international community with students from over 90 countries enrolled in various degrees. With a low student to faculty ratio, students are given the attention they need to succeed.

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES (CASNR), TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Is your focus more on agriculture and natural resources? CASNR is recognized as a center of excellence in teaching and learning and specializes in these fields.

The college offers one of the 30 largest agricultural programs in the nation and is one of few non-land grant colleges to offer doctoral programs in agricultural disciplines.

Staff are dedicated to facilitating student needs to allow them to flourish. The college offers exceptional teaching, outstanding research facilities, a supportive and attentive faculty and ample opportunity to undertake work experience, volunteering and internships which could kickstart your career.

CASNR has numerous programs designed to ready students to become leaders in the worlds of agriculture, renewable natural resources, food, fiber and the environment. Graduates come out of CASNR able to think of their feet to solve myriad societal and industrial problems through both creative and critical thinking.

The research centers have produced internationally recognized research and offer numerous high-quality research programs, producing work-ready graduates who have a positive impact on society.

Don’t fancy venturing to the exciting North American campus? The college offers one undergraduate, three masters and one doctoral (offered jointly with Texas A&M University) program as distance degrees so you can earn your qualification online.

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCES, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY

The Department of Sciences at Concordia harbors six smaller academic departments and one college which are home to a number of science programs. With over 20 interdisciplinary research centers, there’s no shortage of people on hand to help you explore your interests in the sector.

No matter what scientific area you wish to work in, the Department of Sciences will help you on your journey to getting there. Whether you see yourself working in a government or private agency, the pharmaceutical industry, the health sector or in an academic role the department will support you and push you to achieve your goals.

The university doesn’t just aim to excite and inspire students in class but hopes they will find new passions outside of lessons, too. There is always something to get involved in, from the huge range of different student organizations to volunteering opportunities to build career prospects, stimulate the mind and work towards change for the better.

With a warm and welcoming campus in the large Canadian city of Montréal, Concordia could be your new home away from home. The university takes in thousands of international students every year and is well-equipped to help you cope with any worries, concerns or confusion surrounding any aspect of college life through its International Students Office.

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (CST), TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

As the world develops, CST does its best to keep up. The college is constantly adding to and amending its programs to address the growing needs of students and the marketplace. It has also introduced new programs, which before now didn’t seem so necessary, to adapt to the modern world.

The CST believes ‘excellence begins’ with its faculty. Professors inspire and challenge students, encouraging inquisitiveness and rewarding hard work. Students work closely with researchers to discover the solutions to some of the most challenging yet important problems in the world.

Year by year the CST is growing in success: sponsored research funding has more than doubled in the last decade, over 50 esteemed faculty members and researchers have joined the team in recent years, and the new Science Education and Research Center (SERC) is helping educate students in even more innovative ways than before.

The SERC boasts advanced laboratories and classrooms where students are encouraged to span the disciplines and explore pressing societal issues. Interdisciplinary research is fostered in everything students do. The Undergraduate Research Program allows learners to delve even deeper into their research and provides them with ample opportunity to further their knowledge.

*Some of the institutions featured in this article are commercial partners of Study International

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