List of top leading universities for nanotechnology:

University of Virginia
- Founded in 1836, the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science offers an array of engineering disciplines, including cutting-edge research programs in computer and information science and engineering, bioengineering and nanotechnology.
- Small Times magazine has listed the University of Virginia among the top 10 universities in the nation for the strength of its micro- and nanotechnology programs in its second annual survey of research universities.

University at Albany (UAlbany)
- The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of UAlbany is the first college in the world dedicated to nanotechnology education, research and economic outreach.
- It has been ranked by the prestigious Small Times magazine as the world's No. 1 college for nanotechnology and microtechnology, according to the publication's annual University Rankings (May/June 2007 issue). CNSE also received top 10 rankings from its peers in three areas: nano commercialization, micro commercialization and micro research.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)
- It has been placed among the top universities in the United States for its work in nano- and microtechnology. “Small Times” ranked UNC 5th in the “research” category in its 2009 University Report and Rankings.
- Dedicated micro- and nanotechnology centers based at the University include the Institute for Advanced Materials, Nanoscience and Technology (IAM); the Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (C-CCNE); the Center for Environmentally Responsible Solvents and Processes (CERSP); etc.

Purdue University
- The University's nanotechnology research program, built around the Birck Nanotechnology Center in Discovery Park, is among the best in the nation, according to the May/June 2006 issue of Small Times magazine. Overall, Purdue's program was tied for 11th nationally in a survey that considered 50 U.S. universities based on education, facilities, commercialization and industrial outreach.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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