List of tallest educational buildings

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This is a list of the tallest buildings in the world used primarily for education, defined as having an occupiable height that is 90% devoted to classroom, research, and educational administration use. It excludes dormitories.

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# Building School City Country Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Year District Notes Source
1 Main Building Lomonosov Moscow State University Moscow Russia 240 m 787 ft 36 1953 The tallest educational-use building in the world. [1]
2 Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower Multiple Tokyo Japan 204 m 668 ft 50 2008 Nishi-Shinjuku The 17th-tallest building in Tokyo. [2]
3 Mode Gakuen Spiral Towers Multiple Nagoya Japan 170 m 558 ft 36 2008 Nakamura-ku Home to three vocational schools. [3]
4 Cathedral of Learning University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh United States 163 m 535 ft 42 1926–1937 Oakland This Gothic Revival tower was the world's first educational skyscraper and is home to the Nationality Rooms. [4]
5 Cathedral of Learning Assumption University Bangkok Thailand 159 m 522 ft 39 2002 Suvarnabhumi The Design and Name are eclectic in nature, typefying the traditional Thai veneration of knowledge and learning. [5]
6 Vertical Campus Roosevelt University Chicago United States 143m 469 ft 32 2012 South Loop The Wabash Building, is the second-tallest higher-education building in the United States and the sixth tallest in the world. [6]
6 Guang Hua Tower Fudan University Shanghai China 142m 465 ft 30 2005 Yangpu The tallest educational-use building in China. [7]
7 Shinjuku Building Kogakuin University Tokyo Japan 133 m 436 ft 29 1989 Nishi-Shinjuku [8]
8 STEC Information Building Kogakuin University Tokyo Japan 124 m 405 ft 28 1992 Nishi-Shinjuku [9]
9 Boissonade Tower Hosei University Tokyo Japan 122 m 400 ft 27 2000 Chiyoda Named after Gustave Emile Boissonade [10]
10 Academy of Sciences Headquarters Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow Russia 120 m 394 ft 29 1989 Gagarinsky District [11]
11 UTS Tower University of Technology, Sydney Sydney Australia 120 m 394 ft 33 1978 City of Sydney Bordered by Broadway. The 60th-tallest building in Sydney.[12] [13]
12 Liberty Tower Meiji University Tokyo Japan 119 m 390 ft 23 1998 [14]
13 Torre de la Universidad Laboral Universidad Laboral de Gijón Gijón Spain 117 m 384 ft 17 1956
14 Erasmus MC Faculteitsgebouw Erasmus MC Rotterdam Netherlands 114 m 374 ft 27 1969 Centrum Faculty building.
15 Rhodes Tower Cleveland State University Cleveland United States 111 m 363 ft 20 1971 St. Vincent Quadrangle, Downtown
16 Academy of Sciences Latvian Academy of Sciences Riga Latvia 108 m 353 ft 21 1955
17 University Hall University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago United States 103 m 338 ft 28 1965 Near West Side Designed in Brutalist style by Walter Netsch. Constructed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The south portion of the 2nd floor can be seen near the end of the 2006 film Stranger Than Fiction.
18 Eshkol Tower University of Haifa Haifa Israel 102 m 335 ft 30 1978
19 Osaka Mode Gaen Osaka Mode Gakuen Osaka Japan 102 m 335 ft 21 1999
20 Edison Building Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia United States 99 m 325 ft 23 1927 Center City At 130 South 9th Street. Home of the Jefferson College of Health Professions.
21 Main Building (the Tower) University of Texas at Austin Austin United States 94 m 307 ft 29 1937
22 Culture School Tokyo Japan 92 m 302 ft 20 1999 Shibuya
23 W. E. B. Du Bois Library University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst United States 90 m 297 ft 26 1974 Tallest library in the United States [15]
24 Tour Jussieu University of Paris (Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris Diderot University)
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
Paris France 90 m 295 ft 27 1971 Part of the Jussieu Campus. Administration building.
25 TU Delft faculteit ITS Delft University of Technology Delft Netherlands 90 m 295 ft 23 1969
26 Green Building Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge United States 90 m 295 ft 21 1964 Designed by I. M. Pei, named after Cecil Howard Green
27 Erasmusgebouw Radboud University Nijmegen Nijmegen Netherlands 88 m 289 ft 21 1973
28 Semmelweis University Semmelweis University Budapest Hungary 88 m 289 ft 23 1976 Józsefváros
29 1440 Canal Tulane University New Orleans United States 88 m 288 ft 21 1972 Central Business District Also known as the Tidewater Building and Tidewater Place. Home to Tulane University Health Sciences Center administrative offices and Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. WWOZ has its antenna and transmitter atop the building
30 South Ural State University South Ural State University Chelyabinsk Russia 86 m 282 ft 18 1959 Tsentralny
31 Geomatikum University of Hamburg Hamburg Germany 85 m 279 ft 20 1975 Rotherbaum
32 Loyola University Tower Loyola University Chicago Chicago United States 84 m 275 ft 16 1994
33 Moos Health Sciences Tower University of Minnesota Minneapolis United States 82 m 268 ft 17 1974
34 Law Tower Boston University Boston United States 81 m 265 ft 17 1964 Fenway-Kenmore The tallest law school building in America, located at 765 Commonwealth Avenue, site of Boston University School of Law.
35 Akademia Ekonomiczna Poznań University of Economics Poznań Poland 81 m 264 ft 19 1991
36 Victoria University Victoria University Melbourne Australia 80 m 262 ft 20 City of Melbourne On Flinders Street
37 33 West 42nd Street State University of New York State College of Optometry New York City United States 80 m 262 ft 18 1912 Midtown Manhattan Opposite Bryant Park and the New York Public Library Main Branch; the college's only building, including all classrooms, laboratories, library, research space and patient clinics [16]
38 Telefunken Haus Technical University of Berlin, Berlin Germany 79 m 259 ft 22 1961 Charlottenburg Nearby Ernst-Reuter-Platz
39 23rd Street Building Baruch College New York City United States 78 m 257 ft 16 1930 Flatiron District, Manhattan
40 Erasmus Universiteit Gebouw H Erasmus University Rotterdam Rotterdam Netherlands 78 m 256 ft 20 1970
40 Heinz Memorial Chapel University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh United States 78 m 256 ft 1 1933–1938 Oakland French Gothic Revival university chapel
40 Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava Bratislava Slovakia 78 m 256 ft 24
43 Arts Tower University of Sheffield Sheffield United Kingdom 78 m 255 ft 20 1965
44 Dunton Tower Carleton University Ottawa Canada 77 m 253 ft 22 1974
45 Kline Biology Tower Yale University New Haven United States 76 m 250 ft 16 1966 Designed by Philip Johnson
46 Patterson Office Tower University of Kentucky Lexington United States 76 m 250 ft 20 1968
47 Tower 75 Meijo University Nagoya Japan 76 m 249 ft 16 2002 Tempaku-ku
48 New Medical Tower Tokyo Medical and Dental University Tokyo Japan 76 m 249 ft 17 1996
49 Lurie Medical Research Building Northwestern University Chicago United States 76 m 248 ft 13 2005
50 Van Hise Hall University of Wisconsin–Madison Madison United States 73 m 241 ft 19 1967 On 1220 Linden Drive. Slated for destruction sometime before 2025 under the university's master plan. Named for former university president Charles R. Van Hise. [17]
51 "The Tower" John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York City United States 73 m 240 ft 14 2012
52 Senate House University of London London United Kingdom 64 m 210 ft 19 1937 Bloomsbury
HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Community College Building HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Community College So Kon Po Hong Kong 19 [18]

Under-Construction[edit]

# Building City Country Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Year District Notes Source
1 Kohinoor Square Mumbai India 203 m 666 ft 50 2013

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