We are OFF the map

Veronica is now filling the applications for PhD programs in North America, and today it was the turn of the University of Toronto. When it came to filling in the academic background info, our attention was drawn to a rather interesting list of universities. First we noticed that there was no single Israeli institution on the list. There were Egyptian, Lebanese, Jordania, and Palestinian institutions on the list, but there was not a single Israeli one. But then I noticed that institutions such as Harvard, MIT, Stanford, etc., are also missing. Not that I am comparing MIT and Ben-Gurion, but it did make me think what this list was about. Was it a list of institutions that generate the main pool of applicants? Or was it a list of institutions from which people have already applied this year? Anyway, there was no explanation on the website and it left both of us wondering…


You can find the complete list here.

Ain Shams University
Air Force Radar Academy
Alexandria University
Altahadi University
Ama Computer College
American University of Beirut
American University of Management and Technology
American University of Sharjah
Amir Kabir University of Technology
Amirkabir University of Technology
An-Najah National University
Andhra University
Anhui University
Anna University
Assumption University
Azad University of Tehran
Bandung Institute of Technology
Bangalore Institute of Technology
Bangalore University
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Beihang University
Beijing Information Technology Institute
Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication
Beijing Institute of Technology
Beijing Jiaotong University
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Beijing University of Technology
Bengal Engineering and Science University
Birla Institute of Technology
Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Birzeit University
Cairo University
Calvin College
Carleton University
Chalmers University of Technology
Chongqing University
City University of Hong Kong
Concordia University
Cornell University
Dalhousie University
Dalian University of Technology
Dongguk University
Donghua University
Duke University
Ferdowsi University of Mashad
Fudan University
Gujarat University
Hamdard University
Harbin Institute of Technology
Hefei University of Technology
Hitkarini College of Engineering and Technology
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Imperial College
Indian Institute of Information Technology
Indian institute of Technology
Indian School Of Mines, India
Industrial University of Santander
Iran University of Science and Technology
Iran University of Technology
Isfahan university of technology
Isik University
Islamic Azad University
Isra University
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
Jilin University
Jordan University of Science and Technology
K. N. Toosi University of Technology
Korea University
Kurukshetra University
Kuwait University
Lakehead University
Lucknow University
Maharaja Sayajirao University
McGill University
McMaster University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Moscow Engineering Physics Institute
Myongji University
Nanjing University
Nankai University
Nanyang Technological University
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
National Autonomous University of Mexico
National Central University
National Chiao Tung University
National Institute of Technology
National Taiwan University
National Technical University of Athens
National Tsing Hua University
National University
National University of Science and Technology
NED University of Engineering & Technology
North China Electric Power University
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern University
Notre Dame University
Ohio State University
Peking University
Queen’s University
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
Ryerson University
Shahid Bahonar University
Shahid Beheshti University
Shanghai Jiaotong University
Sharif Univeristy of Technology
Simon Fraser University
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
State University of New York at Buffalo
Sun Yat-sen University
Technical University of Crete
Texas A&M University
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Pennsylvania State University
The University of Manchester
the University of Western Ontario
Tianjin University
Tongji University
Tsinghua University
Tufts University
Univeristy of Regina
Universidad del Valle
Universidad Iberoamericana
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Universiti Putra Malaysia
University of Alberta
University of Auckland
University of Balamand
University of Bath
University of Belgrade
University of Benin
University of Birmingham
University of Botswana
University of British Columbia
University of Burdwan
University of Calgary
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Crete
University Of Delhi
University of Dhaka
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
University of Florida
University of Gorakhpur
University of Guelph
University of Hong Kong
University of Isfahan
University of Madras
University of Manitoba
University of Mumbai
University of New Brunswick
University of North Texas
University of Ottawa
University of Patras
university of philipines
University of Port Harcourt
University of Pretoria
University of Pune
University of Regina
University of Sadjad
University of Science and Technology of China
University of Tehran
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Toronto
University of Washington
University of Waterloo
University of Windsor
Univesity of Waterloo
Vanderbilt University
Visvesvaraya Technological University
Visveswaraiah Technological University
Western Michigan University
Xi’an Jiaotong University
Xidian University
York University
Zhejiang University


3 Responses to “We are OFF the map”

  1. Lisa Says:

    Well if it makes you feel better only 1 of the 40 Aussie unis is in the list too.

  2. Dima Says:


    As I said, the list is a little bit weird. But we will see if new universities are added after Veronica’s submission. This way we could “test” one of the hypotheses above.

  3. Danial Says:

    It’s definitely the universities they have the most number of applicants from… Just check the number of Iranian universities there!

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