Hi everyone, I am currently an undergrad studying Physics in one of the top uni in Hong Kong, and I have a question for a long time: if I want to be a professor/successful scientist, is it important that I should get a post-grad degree from the top universities in the world? (ie: MIT, Harvard, Oxford blah blah...) I ask this question because nearly all my professors in the Physics department got their PhD in universities with pretty good reputation, like UC Berkley, CIT, Caltech...etc; I have yet to see one of them got their PhD even in Hong Kong! or some unknown uni overseas. And needless to say, many of the best scientists out there and in history graduated from those top-universities as well... So, I was wondering, if i want to get a professorship, or at least get a good start in research, should I work really, really hard to get myself into one of those top uni after i graduate(in 3 years)?? (Now, I am kind of being lazy on my homework because I hang on to my intelligence -_-...) If yes, can you tell me why? What are they so good at?? I always think no matter where you study, as long as you absorb the materials, it wont matter who is teaching etc. Thanks everyone.