20 Educational Instagram Accounts
That Every College Student Must Follow

 

 

If you are a student, you must be spending a good deal of time on Instagram. In all fairness, who doesn’t? The social media giant has 800 million active users, and approximately 38% of it is estimated to be students.

Don’t worry, we are not here to preach you about the ill-effects spending time on social media.

On the contrary, this post talks about how you can leverage Instagram to stay informed and updated.

Everyone around you must be telling you to stay updated on the current news about technology, art

But who has the time to read the newspaper or go through one of those business/tech magazines? Or maybe you are extremely intrigued about the arts or design but find the Magazine and newsletter subscription too expensive? There are several accounts on Instagram who post pretty amazing and intriguing updates about technology, art, design and more.

Also, let’s face it – Learning something interesting can be a welcome change from randomly browsing through your friend’s Instagram stories.

Want to know how you can get started on following the right Instagram accounts? We have a created a collection of some of the best accounts across all major industries, check it out below!

1.History

Gone are the days when people used to find history boring. The student population of today seems to be pretty intrigued by the ancient eras. If you happen to a social student or someone just interested in history, you simply cannot afford to miss the Instagram accounts suggested below. In fact, even if you are not very much into history, you will be pretty fascinated by some of the posts from these Instagram accounts, so we suggest you to not miss this section.

1. History in Pictures

An app that delivers exactly what it promises, History in Pictures greets you and its other 3.8 million followers with Abraham Lincoln’s trademark piercing gaze. In over 2,200 posts at the time of writing this article, the app takes you through the more obscure yet interesting moments through history, and has photos that vary from the Queen’s Guard keeping their positions intact even as a member faints and collapses during a ceremony, to the formidable Che Guevara forming a human train with kindergarten kids.

The library also includes iconic images like the flag raising at Iwo Jima, the Berlin Wall being torn down and Theodore Roosevelt’s diary entry from Valentine’s Day 1884, when his wife and mother both died on the same day.

The app takes you back to a simpler time, but also serves as a reminder of how far we’ve come as a society, evident from a Kenwood Chef ad from the ‘50s that proclaims, “The Chef does everything but cook- that’s what wives are for!”

Did You Know?

Did you know that Freddie Oversteegen was considered to be a WWII hero? She joined Dutch resistance at 14, and helped execute several Nazis. Follow the page for such interesting snippets!

The instagram account of the world famous J.Paul Getty Museum allows those of us that do not have the luxury of making it to California, to take a peek at the exhibits at the Getty Center through its 1,792 posts. A page filled with amazing photos of historical artefacts including Bernini’s full-sized bust of Pope Paul V, painting masterpieces like Moderno’s St. Sebastian and a host of Richard C.Miller photographs among others, it is something that is sure to light up the day of any history enthusiast or art aficionado. While it cannot beat an actual visit to the museum, the page does a wonderful job of capturing the essence of the place and is just as well curated as the museum itself. With relatively less followers at 242,000, this is one of those pages that you can claim to be a fan of even when it wasn’t ‘trending in the mainstream’. A must for history nerds, art history fans, or anyone who just wants to look at pretty stuff while also learning something, this is an instagram page you should definitely follow

Did You Know?

The Getty Museum inherited 1.2 billion US Dollars in 1982, in the process becoming the richest museum at that time.Find Getty Museum on instagram at : https://www.instagram.com/gettymuseum/

The official instagram page of the American Museum of Natural History in New York is a treat to go through, for seasoned academics as well as novice students making their foray into the world of natural history, anthropology and everything in between. With well-curated photos of beautiful plants, animals, reptiles and amphibians accompanied by interesting snippets about them ranging from the origin of their name to their favourite snack, the page takes you through a mesmerizing journey across the worlds of the living and the dead. The dead, you ask?

The page, like the parent museum, extensively features collections of fossils of dinosaurs and other cool but extinct creatures. If you are a F.R.I.E.N.D.S FAN, you can almost hear Ross trying his best to convince you that paleontologists who hold Ph.Ds are, in fact, real doctors. If you would rather gaze above at the infinite space and wonder how small and meaningless we are in comparison to the sheer vastness of the universe, the page has a few posts about astronomy as well. All in all, it caters to a huge variety of scientific as well as aesthetic interests, and surely deserves your attention

Did You Know?

he American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museums in the world, featuring collections containing over 33 million specimens of plants, fossils, rocks, animals, minerals and human artifacts of high significance. Run over to amnh’s instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/amnh/

4.Ancient Origins

 

The official instagram page of the American Museum of Natural History in New York is a treat to go through, for seasoned academics as well as novice students making their foray into the world of natural history, anthropology and everything in between. With well-curated photos of beautiful plants, animals, reptiles and amphibians accompanied by interesting snippets about them ranging from the origin of their name to their favourite snack, the page takes you through a mesmerizing journey across the worlds of the living and the dead. The dead, you ask?

The page, like the parent museum, extensively features collections of fossils of dinosaurs and other cool but extinct creatures. If you are a F.R.I.E.N.D.S FAN, you can almost hear Ross trying his best to convince you that paleontologists who hold Ph.Ds are, in fact, real doctors. If you would rather gaze above at the infinite space and wonder how small and meaningless we are in comparison to the sheer vastness of the universe, the page has a few posts about astronomy as well. All in all, it caters to a huge variety of scientific as well as aesthetic interests, and surely deserves your attention

Did You Know?

he American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museums in the world, featuring collections containing over 33 million specimens of plants, fossils, rocks, animals, minerals and human artifacts of high significance. Run over to amnh’s instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/amnh/

5. History

 

Yeah, you know a page means business when it screams out what it stands for in full caps. The History page, according to its bio, tells ‘stories from the past that help you make sense of the present’ to its whopping 3.8 million followers. Somewhat similar to the History in Pictures page we mentioned earlier, this page features mind blowing pictures depicting various important historical events through both authentic photographs as well as artists’ renderings.

The page shows a scene from The Boston Tea Party, a photo of Pearl Harbor after the attack by Japan,  a photograph of Bill Clinton’s infamous speech after his impeachment proceedings and an ominous picture showing people reading news of JFK’s assassination, among others. The page doesn’t foray into memes or quotes, and sticks to depicting famous photographs and paintings of moments that really shaped the course of history. Brilliant curation of awe-inspiring photographs accompanied by in-depth explanations that give the context and interesting follow-up information makes this page one of the top contenders for the title of best history page on instagram.

Did You Know?

The Pearl Harbor bombing was what prompted the United States to enter World War II. The motion to declare war on Japan was passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 388 to 1, with the sole dissenter being Jeanette Rankin, the first woman to hold federal office in the United States. She was a pacifist and had also voted against the US entering WW1.

Follow History at: https://www.instagram.com/history/

 

Art And Photography

Do you have an artistic temperament?

If you are passionate about photography or art, you are lucky.

Instagram is the one-stop destination for stunning photos and visual content – We have curated and compiled a quick list of some of the most inspiring design and art influencers you can follow on this platform.

The official instagram handle of National Geographic, the most recognizable brand in geography, adventure and exploration, NatGeo is home to some of the most stunning photographs you can find on instagram. With a plethora of images that capture humans and animals in varying stages of physical and emotional euphoria as well as haunting pictures of war, starvation and other horrors, NatGeo has a photograph for every emotion

. A must follow page for professional photographers as well as budding shutterbugs, or just connoisseurs of aesthetic beauty, the page is sure to leave an impression on you for a long time to come. As is evident from its 95.8 million followers, the page is a wildly popular one, so head over right now and you’ll find it hard to stop scrolling away, lost in the ethereal beauty of photographs!

Did You Know?

National Geographic hosts its hugely popular National Geographic Photo Contest every year, with submissions open to everyone under three categories: wildlife, people and places. The grand prize entails $5000 in cash, in addition to the winning photo getting featured on their instagram page. The contest for 2018 is already over, but follow the page for updates, try your luck and you might just end up getting lucky next year!

Follow NatGeo here: https://www.instagram.com/natgeo/

 

With countless events happening all over the globe, the future is not unimaginable but putting it into tangible craft is something which would make you ponder the extent to which we have been changing over the years.

Futurism is one such page which takes on a journey into the future with satirical images. These images are bound to make you wonder everything that’s wrong with the world.
The page boasts of 3300 posts and over a million followers. Their feed is enough to hurl you back into the present of humankind.

Did You Know?

Futurism posts pretty quirky future themed comic strips and invites viewers to caption it. The best captions get a shout-out from the account. Want to join in the fun? Check out the page here: https://www.instagram.com/futurism/

 

3. Noaafisheries

 

They say that the deep oceans are rife with life that has not yet been discovered. There are, in fact, wondrous species down there. The huge claws and the eyes adapted to a blinding darkness become objects of research when discovered.

Noaa Fisheries is an Instagram page which would take you right into the depths of the deep sea through its feed. The fishery is dedicated to sustainable marine development with emphasis on a lot of species with undefined characteristics.

The page has 869 posts and over 70,000 followers are not just a repository of pretty fish photographs. Follow the page for insights into marine life.

Did You Know?

Shortnose greeneye fish is a marine breed that has the most unique fluorescent green eyes. It uses this feature to camouflage its silhouettes from predators beneath them.

Check out such cool information on their instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/noaafisheries/

 

Design

In true sense, the concept of design has evolved over time and has undergone quite some transformation.
Earlier design was only limited to creating something that was visually appealing, but with the advent of digital and data-driven marketing, design has several added dimensions to it – Strategy, User experience, and User Interface to name a few.

But here’s the problem – Design has changed, designers not so much.
Check out the below instagram accounts if you want to stay updated on the current design trends.

Ever since its emergence in 1988, Adobe Photoshop has veritably given the power to its users to augment reality with innumerable special effects that can be added to photographs. Moreover, the features have only grown over the years, bringing the surreal and the real more and more closely with every remarkable addition.

Upon coupling tools and creativity, photos can get people engrossed in them. Such creations can ruffle any feather that has an eye for art.

Bustling with 800 posts and 3 million followers, this account will take you some unimaginable depths.

Did You Know?

The image shared above was created using a Pentool!

Want to know how you too can use Photoshop to create such amazing images?
Follow their Instagram page for tips https://www.instagram.com/adobestudents/

 

There is no end to the editing softwares that Adobe has on offer. Every day, millions of students create unique crafts through a plethora of editing and processing tools.

On Instagram, with Adobe Students, Adobe has provided a platform where such art speaks. Here, the creator receives a mention from Adobe itself as their work is appreciated by more than 170,000 followers.

Did You Know?

As a part of its New Year Campaign, Adobe invites designers across the world to tag their first creative project with #AdobeStudents_ReadySetMake for a chance to be featured.

A page that features original design submissions sent in by followers, The Design Tip has a quirky catalog of graphics, a combination of original creations as well as Photoshop edits of popular culture iconographies.

With the theme of the images ranging from beautiful to funny to downright weird, there’s something from every palate here, and you won’t be bored scrolling through the over four thousand posts. You could also get inspiration from any of the 4,515 posts to give your vision the execution it requires.

Did You Know?

If you’re a budding designer yourself, or just like to dabble in Photoshop every now and then, you could send in your creation and get featured on the page, displaying your artwork to its 802,000 followers and give your art the appreciation and exposure it needs.

Follow The Design Tip at: https://www.instagram.com/thedesigntip/

 

Another page on the lines of The Design Tip that features fan submissions is Behance. However, it differs from the former in the sense that it is not just limited to graphic designs created digitally, but also features logos, photographs, illustrations, paintings, wall-art, graffiti; basically anything that qualifies as a visual creative piece.

The page has an amazing archive that displays artistic creativity of people across the world and features scenes from nature, cityscapes, people and animals not to mention a plethora of abstract designs. The page also has a link to its full-fledged website, which specializes in self-promotion. The hugely popular services have been utilized by high profile clients like LinkedIn, Cooper-Hewitt and AIGA, and is owned by Adobe Systems. If you are an individual with a creative mindset, following this page might just be the best thing you do today.

Did You Know?

Behance, owned by Adobe, is much more than just an instagram page. It also has its own DIY web design application and 99U, an award-winning consulting service that focuses on marketing. Follow here: https://www.instagram.com/behance/

Advertisements can touch lives sometimes. There are many ad agencies around the world which knowingly or unknowingly end up with advertisements that create a tangible impact. Besides, there are some ads which are plain prodigious.

Such ads are documented by Adweek in their Instagram feed. Scroll through the page to witness one after the other marketing geniuses at work. Moreover, these ads can be studied as brand marketing strategies through this account.

By the time this is being written, the page has 1,384 posts and more than 273k followers. You can say that this page is a confluence of many brands.

Did You Know?

Did you know that the world’s favorite donut brand ‘Dunkin Donuts Has dropped Donuts from its brand name? They announced the same with a quirky AD. Head over to Adweek Instagram Page to know more:https://www.instagram.com/adweek/

Management

Irrespective of which industry you are interested in, you simply cannot afford to be ignorant of what’s happening in the business world. Considering that global businesses are growing at a phenomenal rate, it does become difficult to keep a track of the latest trends in business and management.

Luckily, a few management publications are doing a great job of curating and presenting such news so all the updates are available at our fingertips.

Check them out below:

Forbes is considered to be the Google of anything and everything related to business, management, and Finance.

Heard of the term “ 30 under 30”?
That’s the Forbes ranking of the 30 most influential individuals who are under 30 years of age for different countries and continents.

Forbes publishes many such rankings such as “ Forbes Billionaires of 2018” “ Best countries for business, etc. which find space in its Instagram posts as well.

 

Did You Know?

Microsoft ended November as the most valuable company in the world, eclipsing Apple and Amazon. Follow Forbes to if you want to know how Satya Nadella spearheaded to journey that helped Microsoft get its groove back.

Here’s the link: https://www.instagram.com/forbes/?hl=en

By August 2014 The Economist had a strong following on Twitter (5.7 million) and Facebook (4.4 million) but had zero presence on Instagram. Recognizing that the social media site was growing at a rapid rate and that 39% of its audience was under 24 years old, we saw this as an opportunity to reach the young audience and drive the brand awareness of The Economist in a different way.
Today The Economist is one of the largest used social media platforms for engaging and informative content on world affairs with more than 2.4 million followers.


To engage the young audience, The Economist used “inside-look” into a brand that is known for its lack of bylines and for its anonymous journalists.

Did You Know?

Since mid-2014, The Economist has grown the audience to 388,000 followers on Instagram from 0. That following was generated from 2,235 posts.

Follow the page here: https://www.instagram.com/theeconomist/?hl=en

Launched in 2007, Business Insider went on to become one of the fastest-growing business publication across the globe.

In addition to providing and analyzing business news, the site aggregates news stories on various subjects from around the web.

 

Did You Know?

The publication has received many accolades such as “Best Financial Blogs of 2009” and “Best New Vertical”. In fact, BI has also been awarded the title of “ Best Use of Instagram”, so go ahead and check out their feed to know what the buzz is all about.

Here’s the link: https://www.instagram.com/businessinsider/?hl=en

Does Harvard really need an Introduction?

Unless you have been living under a rock, you must know that Harvard is one of the most prestigious educational institutions across the world

HBR is a subscription-based publication ( available in online and offline formats) that shares actionable insights on the latest management strategies, best business practices, and latest business trends.

The subscription starts at 99 dollars per annum, but Luckily HBR shares various snippets of the premium content through its Instagram page-  so that you can get an insight into various management theories, survey results, and articles free of cost.

Some of their popular posts have been about “ Why Busy leaders need hobbies”, “5 excel functions everyone should know” and “ How to improve Sales skills even if you are not a sales person”

 

 

Did You Know?

HBR’s post on ‘100 Best Performing CEOs of the world’has been making waves all across the business world. Want to check out who are the most influential business leaders across the world? 

Follow HBR to know more: https://www.instagram.com/harvard_business_review/?hl=en

The Financial Times has been relentlessly developing a following of more youthful, new groups of onlookers on Instagram. From that point forward, it’s been connecting back to its site through Instagram Stories, driving activity and eventually memberships.
The FT posts somewhere in the range of two and four Instagram Stories in seven days. Daily posts from the FT photo diary is in line with Instagram’s conventional style of beautiful scenes globally.


As indicated by information from NewsWhip, the normal number of comments — likes, shares, and comment — on the FT’s Instagram posts between April 2017 and April 2018 was 2,703 for each post, far surpassing the number commitment on Facebook, which was 201.

Financial Times is famous for publishing the Business Schools Rankings.

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Did You Know?

Did you know that AirBnB’s growth in London has slowed down in 2018?

Follow FT to stay updated on such current business trends : https://www.instagram.com/financialtimes/?hl=en

Astronomy

Any event that anything can split us far from the dullness of present-day life, it’s space. It renders us dazed and catches our creative imagination with its inestimable secrets and surreal imagery.

Regardless of whether it’s the event of uncommon celestial bodies, the discovery of planets or the affirmation of gravitational waves that swell through the space-time continuum, it appears that there are new discoveries pushed onto our newsfeeds every day.

To keep yourself updated with the latest research and projects, check out the below mentioned Instagram accounts.

The Financial Times has been relentlessly developing a following of more youthful, new groups of onlookers on Instagram. From that point forward, it’s been connecting back to its site through Instagram Stories, driving activity and eventually memberships.
The FT posts somewhere in the range of two and four Instagram Stories in seven days. Daily posts from the FT photo diary is in line with Instagram’s conventional style of beautiful scenes globally.


As indicated by information from NewsWhip, the normal number of comments — likes, shares, and comment — on the FT’s Instagram posts between April 2017 and April 2018 was 2,703 for each post, far surpassing the number commitment on Facebook, which was 201.

 

 

Did You Know?

Did you know that 6 earth years is equal to 3 Mars Years?
Follow the page to know if life on earth is really possible: https://www.instagram.com/marscuriosity/?hl=en

2.NASA

 


When it comes to Astronomy, NASA has the most reliable source of informationIf Planets could speak, then NASA’s Instagram is what they would have said.
Throughout the years, Nasa has solidly dedicated to pushing the limits of room investigation, and, as its 36.4m Instagram followers would agree, it has been fruitful.

 

 

Did You Know?

Want to see how a galaxy about 4000 light years from earth looks  like?

Follow NASA’s instagram page to be updated on such surreal images:https://www.instagram.com/nasa/?hl=en

Feeling Enlightened Already?

A  lot of students do not think that a platform like Instagram can be used for an educational purpose – We hope that this blog has proved them otherwise. There are tons of accounts posting rich insightful content and the accounts mentioned in this post will help you get started.
Happy Reading!