Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt people have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.

The University of Michigan is one of the great public research universities of the United States, located in vibrant Ann Arbor. U-M is distinguished by its unique alchemy of academic prestige, rich history and traditions, public ethos, and vibrant setting. Since 1817, U-M has been a global model of a diverse and comprehensive academic institution. It is recognized as one of the top 20 universities in the world, and one of the top public universities in the U.S. Students from all 50 states and 120 countries are mentored by some of the world's most influential faculty and join a community of more than 500,000 living alumni. Nineteen schools and colleges offer intellectual rigor in a cross-disciplinary environment encouraging inquiry in the classroom, undergraduate research, and broad opportunity.

Mayo Clinic's mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research. Our primary value is "The needs of the patient come first."

The University of Washington is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our impact on individuals, on our region, and on the world is profound — whether we are launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the grand challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship. Ranked number 10 in the world inShanghai Jiao Tong University rankings and educating more than 54,000 students annually, our students and faculty work together to turn ideas into impact and in the process transform lives and our world. For more about our impact on the world, every day.

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement.

With approximately 15,000 students and 2,800 members of staff, the University of Eastern Finland is one of the largest universities in Finland. The university's campuses are located in Joensuu, Kuopio and Savonlinna.

The University of Eastern Finland is a multidisciplinary university, which offers teaching in more than 100 major subjects. The university comprises four faculties: the Philosophical Faculty, the Faculty of Science and Forestry, the Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies.

UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: They value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of of their pursuits, they strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities.