The 5 most technologically-advanced universities in the US
Rankings reveal the most technologically-advanced universities in the US. Source: Alvaro Reyes/Unsplash

From facial recognition systems to online course materials, universities have been integrating tech into the lives of students for quite some time.

Interviewing the Sunway Education Group’s Director of IT Services, Tony Lee, Tech Wire Asia discovered how technology is permeating campus operations.

“We have been keeping track of facial recognition and other biometric technologies, and there are viable use-cases especially in the education environment,” Lee explains.

To create a digitally-relevant experience for both students and staff, educational technology has the power to enhance the teaching and learning experience of universities worldwide.

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So, which are the most technologically-advanced universities in the US right now?

Following the 2019 rankings from Best Collegeshere’s what we found:

5. Clemson University – South Carolina


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Recently launching a new cybersecurity website, Clemson University in South Carolina conducts security awareness training, has set up DUO: a two-factor authentication, and shows students the best practices for public Wi-Fi.

Consistently updating students’ knowledge on computing tricks and techniques, this university keeps its software relevant and accessible.

4. Purdue University – West Lafayette

With its Ms.Tech Collective that connect students with successful Chicago entrepreneurs and its dedication to bringing in speakers from local businesses, Purdue University prioritises all things technological.

In fact, Purdue is where the late tech engineer John Medica (MBA ’83) graduated. A key player in the production of Apple’s Powerbook series and the developer who reinvented Dell’s notebook concept, Purdue is an innovative hub for all tech enthusiasts to enjoy.

3. California Institute of Technology – Pasadena


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Perhaps its name gives it away, but the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) is committed to engaging with the most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges.

Through regular news updates, you’ll see that this university is making great advancements in the world of tech and innovation.

2. Arizona State University – Tempe

Located in Tempe, Arizona State University (ASU) has been ranked by US News and World Report as the most innovative school in the nation for the fourth year in a row.

Valuing student creativity and collaboration, ASU is where ideas thrive and transform into reality!

1.  Wake Forest University – Winston-Salem

At the top of the list of technologically-advanced universities, Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem is known for its incredible innovations.

Bursting with energy and excitement, students are heavily involved with clubs, organisations, Greek life, activities, intramural sports, internships and more.

Plus, with a dedicated Office of Personal & Career Development, you’ll soon find the ideal tech role to suit your lifestyle.

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