Professor Niko Shefer teaches English Literature at the University of South Africa in South Africa, South Africa. But Shefer has lived and worked internationally. Shefer has lived in the United States, France and Britain as he pursued his academic foundation. Upon receiving his Bachelor’s degree in South Africa, Shefer turned to New York University for his Master’s degree, studying English Literature.
NYU established its first campus in Washington Square, having held its first classes in 1832. Overcrowding led the university to purchase and establish a supplemental campus in the Bronx in 1894, the University Heights location.
Eventually, the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering would be housed at the University Heights campus. The graduate schools of New York University remained, however, at the Washington Square campus were the university had formed a relationship with the local businessmen.
Niko Shefer’s choice of New York University as the venue for his Master’s degree studies reflects its status worldwide. NYU is 7th on the list of the World’s top 100 universities for producing millionaires, compiled by Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
The Princeton Review regularly ranks NYU in its Top 10 Dream College listings. Named by Kaplan as a New Ivie, NYU is 11th nationally and 29th globally for employability of its graduates on the New York Times Employability Survey. The College of Arts and Science where Niko Shefer enrolled for his Master’s degree studies is NYU’s largest academic division. It is not difficult to understand Shefer’s choice of New York University to continue his early studies in English literature.