Universitas Sumatera Utara is the oldest university outside of Java and is situated only 6km from the hustle and bustle of Medan. It lies on the outskirts, along the road that connects Medan and Berastagi, in a sprawling campus of 120 hectares.
It opened its doors in November 1957 under the auspices of the President of Indonesia, with only three faculties.
By 1964, the number of faculties had grown considerably, and the university had the privilege of witnessing the development of two of its faculties into the Teaching & Education Institute and the Medan State Polytechnic.
University College Cork is situated in south-west Ireland and was founded as a Queen’s College in 1845. The university has 19,269 full-time students (2009/10).
The University has an enrolment of 12,578 undergraduate students and 3,663 at postgraduate level. There are 1,040 visiting students and 1,988 participating in Adult Education courses. UCC’s widely diverse student-body includes 2,400 international students representing 98 nationalities worldwide. 2,859 people work at UCC, of whom 1,665 are academic and research staff.
UCC is one of the leading research institutions in the State and its research income is consistently one of the highest in the country. The university offers a research-led curriculum that attracts the highest calibre of students. The university has over 120 degree and professional programmes given through some 60 departments.
With over 16,000 students and more than 2,200 staff, NUI Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence in the fields of arts, social science, and celtic studies; business, public policy and law; engineering and informatics; medicine, nursing and health sciences; and science.