7 Oldest Universities In The World

Education is necessary for everyone, Every child needs education. That’s why almost every country in the world working to improve the education system. There is the list of the seven oldest existing Universities in continuous operation in the world.

7) University of Bologna

University of Bologna

The University of Bologna is one of the oldest university that was founded in 1088. The Moto of the university is “St. Peter is the father of all places and Bologna the mother of the Law”. There are 80,000 students studying. University is located in Bologna, Italy. It is world oldest continuously-operating university. The affiliate Institute with this university is Coimbra Group, Utrecht Network, and UNIMED. The university is divided into 33 departments. The number of facility staff is 2,850. 

Website: www.unibo.it

6) University of Oxford

University of Oxford

The University of Oxford is located in Oxford England. No one knows the foundation date of this university but a rough idea, it is established in 1096. It is world’s second-oldest university in continuous operation. The Moto of the university is “The Lord is my Light”. There are over 22,000 students who are studying, Half of them are undergraduate. Bodleian Library is the main research library at this University of Oxford. There are 11 million books available in the library.

Website: ox.ac.uk

5) University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is world oldest university in Cambridge, England. University is founded in 1209, In 1231, King Henry III has given royal charter status to Cambridge. It is world’s third oldest surviving university. It has many similarities with Oxford they both called Oxbridge. Today, 31 independent colleges are affiliated with the University of Cambridge. University is operated by Senate which is headed by a chancellor. One oldest affiliated college is “Peterhouse” which is founded in 1284. Some notable peoples who studied there are William Tyndale, Thomas Cranmer, and Hugh Latimer. In 2010, it was ranked 2nd best university in the UK.

Website: cam.ac.uk

4) University of Salamanca

University of Salamanca

The University of Salamanca is the oldest university founded in 1218 by King Alfonso IX. It is the oldest institute in the Spain. It is first Spanish Institute that offers foreign students to learn the Spanish language. In 1584, it was the top university in Europe. The Moto of the university is What Nature doesn’t give, Salamanca won’t provide. It is third oldest university in the world. It has also a library which is world oldest a library which holds 906,000 books.

Website: www.usal.es

3) University of Padua

University of Padua

The University of Padua is located in  Padua, Italy. It was created in 1222. One of the oldest Europe university and second oldest university in Italy. When a big group of student and professor left the University of Bologna. Its most prominent universities in early modern Europe. The university is divided into 13 main faculties. During World War I, the university is also used for the military purpose.

Website: www.unipd.it/en

2) University of Naples Federico II

University of Naples Federico II

The University of Naples Federico II is the oldest university located in  Naples, Italy. Founded in 1224. Its oldest non-religious university in the world. In 2015, the university is ranked world first 100 universities in the world. IN October 2016, university host first  Apple IOS Developer Academy. University was founded by Holy Roman Empire Frederick II. Notable students are Roman Catholic theologian and philosopher Thomas Aquinas.

Website: www.unina.it

1) University of Coimbra

University of Coimbra

The University of Coimbra is the oldest university located in Coimbra, Portugal. Established in 1290 in Lisbon. The university is organized into eight different faculties. UNESCO added the university to its World Heritage List on 22 June 2013. University was founded by King Dinis. Its first university in Portugal.

Website: uc.pt

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