Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with about 6,700 undergraduate students and about 15,250 postgraduate students. Established in 1636 and named for its first benefactor, clergyman John Harvard, Harvard is the United States' oldest institution of higher learning. Its history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world's most prestigious universities. The university is often cited as the world's top tertiary institution by most publishers.
The Harvard Corporation, chartered in 1650, is the governing body of Harvard. The early College primarily trained Congregational and Unitarian clergy, although it has never been formally affiliated with any denomination. Its curriculum and student body were gradually secularized during the 18th century, and by the 19th century, Harvard had emerged as the central cultural establishment among Boston elites. Following the American Civil War, President Charles W. Eliot's long tenure (1869–1909) transformed the college and affiliated professional schools into a modern research university; Harvard was a founding member of the Association of American Universities in 1900. A. Lawrence Lowell, who followed Eliot, further reformed the undergraduate curriculum and undertook aggressive expansion of Harvard's land holdings and physical plant. James Bryant Conant led the university through the Great Depression and World War II and began to reform the curriculum and liberalize admissions after the war. The undergraduate college became coeducational after its 1977 merger with Radcliffe College.
The university is organized into eleven separate academic units—ten faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—with campuses throughout the Boston metropolitan area: its 209-acre (85 ha) main campus is centered on Harvard Yard in Cambridge, approximately 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Boston; the business school and athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium, are located across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston; and the medical, dental, and public health schools are in the Longwood Medical Area. Harvard's endowment is worth $39.2 billion, making it the largest of any academic institution. Harvard is a large, highly residential research university. The nominal cost of attendance is high, but the university's large endowment allows it to offer generous financial aid packages. The Harvard Library is the world's largest academic and private library system, comprising 79 individual libraries holding over 18 million items.
Harvard's alumni include eight U.S. presidents, more than thirty foreign heads of state, 62 living billionaires, 359 Rhodes Scholars, and 242 Marshall Scholars. As of October 2018, 158 Nobel laureates, 18 Fields Medalists, and 14 Turing Award winners have been affiliated as students, faculty, or researchers. In addition, Harvard students and alumni have won 10 Academy Awards, 48 Pulitzer Prizes and 108 Olympic medals (46 gold, 41 silver and 21 bronze), and have founded a large number of companies worldwide.
Harvard has been in the top 10 University ranking in the world for many years.
Whereas UM one of Malaysia oldest University is trying to be at the bottom 10 University ranking in the world.
There are many complaints from the Rakyat about our Education system which all the Melayu Politicians and self egoistic Islamic Freaks are not happy to change.
Malays are by nature lazy and stupid who are happy that this country can run on automatic gear going downhill. They believe that by calling God's name at every turn and going to Mecca can solve all the problems created by them.
Malays do not like to think but enjoy the fruit of other people's labour.
If one were to study the success of Harvard, one would know the open secret why Harvard is the BEST UNIVERSITY to study and to recruit its students to work in big corporation.
It is no big deal but a simple logic.
Harvard University only take in 30% local and 70% are given to foreigners.
Harvard realised in the early days that having a big percentage of foreigners to mix with the local has many benefits besides money.
One being, everyone is from a different culture, hence students learn to mix and exchange ideas.
For a country to develop, new idea must be encourage and supported. This is not happening in Malaysia where Malays are majority in most of the Universities.
Second - Malaysia Research and Development cannot grow because the Malaysian Government has no interest in it plus what can one race do beside sharing the same ideology.
Malaysians who goes overseas to study tend to stick to their own kind and do their own things. They refused to mix and learn the art of discussion and reading with others, reason being the Malaysian Government gives alot of money to Jakim to brainwash these overseas students. Every week there are gatherings to discuss and talk about Religion. The Malay Girls, are constantly told that they are Muslim, hence they must use the Hijab and wear Arab clothing.
So these students bring home not knowledge but stupid Islamic values from the sky. Then they in return teach their students, friends and children the same stupid fuck.
Malaysia government, selfish politicians, Sultans and Islamic Freaks are always fighting for the Malays.
In jobs, position, living and doing business there is always the need to service and help the Malays. By doing so the Malays have become used to getting everything free and easy.
A country that works and support only one Race cannot be self sustain no matter how much time, energy and money is dumped onto them.
Malaysia presently has a fucked up Education Minister who can only talk cock but has no idea what to do with the Education system because he too has being brainwashed the same way.
The cycle can only be broken when the one race demand is ignored and our present Education system is thrown out.
Malaysia need to work like Harvard and copy Japanese way of encouraging students to think and behave and have a Green School system to develop and have a creative mind.