Our university partners play an important role in helping us connect students across different fields of studies, campuses and nationalities globally. These universities have agreed to nominate candidates for the Ignitor Fellowship and support the project financially.
The University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities. We have been at the forefront of knowledge since our founding in 1583 and provide a stimulating working, learning and teaching environment in Scotland’s capital city. We attract the world’s best, from Nobel Prize-winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors. Nineteen Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with the University of Edinburgh as alumni, faculty members or researchers.
Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of the leading international research universities in Europe. The University is the oldest and among the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the Netherlands. Leading international ranking tables consistently place Leiden University among the top 100 universities in the world. It has seven faculties and a campus in both Leiden and The Hague. Sixteen Nobel Laureates are associated with Leiden University.
University of Oslo
The University of Oslo is the oldest university in Norway, founded in 1811. Through knowledge, responsibility and commitment the University aims to contribute to a sustainable future. We have shaped society for over 200 years and are a leading European university. The University promotes independent, pioneering and long-term research and offers outstanding education. We shall strengthen the dialogue with the outside world and contribute to the use of knowledge. The University of Oslo has five associated Nobel Laureates, and the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in the Faculty of Law Atrium between 1947–1989.
University of Cape Town
The University of Cape Town is an inclusive and engaged research-intensive African university that inspires creativity through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship; enhancing the lives of its students and staff, advancing a more equitable and sustainable social order and influencing the global higher education landscape. Founded in 1829, it is the oldest higher education institution in South Africa. Five alumni, staff members and researchers associated with the University of Cape Town are recipients of Nobel Prizes.
Rockford University in Illinois was founded in 1847 and is a top regional university in the American Midwest dedicated to providing world-class education. More than 80 majors, minors, and concentrations are offered at Rockford University. The student body is diverse, with a strong sense of community. Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, attended Rockford University, which was known at the time as Rockford Female Seminary.