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Switzerland is home to the top two universities. Source: Shutterstock.

If you want to study in some of the most international and diverse environments in the world, universities in Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Australia should be on your list of options.

Choosing a country to study in is the first big step to your international adventure and no matter what your hopes for the future or your experience overseas, everyone else will have one wish in common: to find like-minded people who you connect with.

And where better to find them than in countries where thousands of people like you flock to every year for their very own study abroad adventure?

According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Australia are home to 10 of the most international universities in the world.

The table used both international student and international staff numbers as well as considered international co-authorship of research, and the university’s international reputation. So all universities that made it onto the list have high numbers of international staff, students, collaboration with scholars across the globe and a recognised global reputation to back it all up.

Times Higher Education said research points to improved teaching and learning if a student is a part of a diverse community, as well the fact that studying abroad readies students to become modern global citizens.

The top five universities are:

  1. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland, right in the heart of Europe.
  2. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich in Switzerland’s capital city, Zurich.
  3. University of Hong Kong in the centre of the country ranked best place to study in Asia.
  4. National University of Singapore, Asia’s number one university.
  5. Imperial College London in England’s thriving capital city. Over half of ICL’s students are international, coming from more than 125 different countries.

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