With its cocoon-like structure, the tower is located in Tokyo and it contains three different faculties – fashion, IT, and medical studies. It can host up to 10,000 students who have a privilege to sit in rectangularly shaped classrooms. Since the building is the 17th tallest in Tokyo, it has an amazing view over the city. It makes a perfect place for creative students.
This postmodernist building costed some $600 millions, and it hosts students of technology and design from Melbourne. Colours inside the building are just as varied as its outer design, with classrooms looking almost space-age like. Students walk through many slanted walls and wavy corridors, and pass under reflective purple ceilings.
Upon completion, the building was among the top 10 highest in the world. What is interesting is that if you would add up the lengths of all 67 elevator shafts that carry students around the building, you would get a total of some 6.5 kilometers.
The Cottrell Building at the Scottish University of Stirling is a true example of modernism. Not only that it is so beautiful and calm, but it also has perfectly fitting surroundings, with a big lake, castle, and wide meadows. Students can enjoy golf courses. It seems like a perfect atmosphere for studying.
This Italian campus consists of seven buildings, hosting students of legal, political, social, and economic studies. The buildings are positioned around a large circular square that is full of greenery. Although the buildings are separated, they seem unified by a big white roof.
Sitting on grass-covered stairs and enjoying the rolling-hills landscape, students have an opportunity to educate themselves at the second oldest Danish university. All buildings are made of yellow bricks, and the environment is perfect for a quiet walk.
A list of most beautiful universities could not go without Cambridge. Founded in 1209, it is the 3rd oldest-surviving university in the world. It is a home to many smaller buildings, including Donald Mcintyre Building and the Cavendish Laboratory, as well as interesting bridges such as the Math Bridge.
Surrounded by the sea and built at the bottom of mountains, this Chinese university has an area of 26 million square meters. Its so-called Tan Kah Kee architecture mixes the elements of the east and the west. It was founded in 1921 and it became one of the largest Chinese universities.
Newly built university in Morocco is situated at the the foot of the astonishing Atlas Mountains. It was created as an initiative to help the development of the Souss-Massa-Draa Region, by providing students with higher education. It consists of 11 blocks, which are made of orangey red concrete.
This engineering school in Singapore consists of contemporary buildings which are joined together by paths full of palm and fruit trees. The roof is covered with grass, and the university is awarded with the Green Mark Champion Award for being committed to sustainability. Students can enjoy using top-technology, such as interactive screens instead of blackboards.
When searching for universities, we usually search for the top ranked ones. We want to know that the quality of education is good, ensuring that the degree will make us successful and leave us with many job opportunities. However, what is also important is the university's environment. We want to study in a place that will motivate our learning process, help us feel creative, and make us feel at home.
If you are motivated by architectural wonders, then this list of the top 10 most beautiful universities in the world may help contribute to your university choice. If you are already enrolled at a university, then this tour will make you jealous. If you cannot attend them, then at least you might go to visit and take some pictures if you are travelling nearby.
The list contains some of the oldest universities in the world, some of the tallest, and some of the best ranked. Some are colourful, some simple, and some very modern. All in all, each of them is a perfect place for studying, whether it is because of its green environment or its glass-covered corridors and tinted walls.
Check out this slideshow to view the top 10 most beautiful in the world and their extraordinary architectural characteristics…