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5 hours ago university, Institution of higher education, usually comprising a liberal arts and sciences college and graduate and professional schools that confer degrees in various fields.A university differs from a college in that it is usually larger, has a broader curriculum, and offers advanced degrees in addition to undergraduate degrees. The first true university was the University of Bologna britannica encyclopedia website

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University of Naples university, Naples, Italy Britannica

3 hours ago University of Naples, Italian Università Degli Studi Di Napoli, coeducational state university at Naples founded in 1224 as a studium generale by the Holy Roman emperor Frederick II to offset the dominant influence of the university at Bologna. Although universities were generally chartered after students had chosen to study in a particular place, Frederick decreed the existence of the britannica encyclopedia online search

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New York University university, New York City, New York

2 hours ago New York University, private institution of higher learning in New York, New York, U.S., that includes 13 schools, colleges, and divisions at five major centres in the borough of Manhattan. It was founded in 1831 as the University of the City of New York, its school of law established in 1835 and britannica kids

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University of Florence university, Florence, Italy

5 hours ago University of Florence, Italian Università Degli Studi Di Firenze, university that originated in Florence in 1321 and became later in the century, through the activities of the writer Giovanni Boccaccio, an early centre of Renaissance Humanism.Boccaccio secured a post there for Leonzio Pilato, whose rough Latin translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey introduced Homer to Italian scholars. britannica dictionary

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University of Valladolid university, Valladolid, Spain

7 hours ago University of Valladolid, coeducational state institution of higher learning at Valladolid, in northwestern Spain. Established in the 13th century as an outgrowth of an old episcopal school of Valladolid, the university was recognized by Pope Clement VI in 1346 and was endowed and granted special britannica academic edition

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University of Lisbon university, Lisbon, Portugal

3 hours ago The university subsequently was moved several times to Coimbra and back to Lisbon. It remained in Lisbon from 1377 to 1537, when it again migrated, this time permanently, to Coimbra. In 1911 the present sister university was founded in Lisbon. Modern faculties include science, letters, law, pharmacy, medicine, and psychology and educational encyclopedia britannica 2016 ultimate

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University wits English dramatists Britannica

8 hours ago University wits, the notable group of pioneer English dramatists who wrote during the last 15 years of the 16th century and who transformed the native interlude and chronicle play with their plays of quality and diversity. The university wits include Christopher Marlowe, Robert Greene, and Thomas

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Uppsala University university, Uppsala, Sweden Britannica

1 hours ago Uppsala University, state-sponsored coeducational university at Uppsala, the oldest institution of higher learning in Sweden. It was founded in 1477 but closed in 1510 because of the religious disputes of the time. It was reopened in 1595 with faculties of theology and philosophy, and in 1624 King

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University of Tokyo university, Tokyo, Japan Britannica

2 hours ago The university was reconstructed after the great earthquake and fire of 1923. After World War II it was renamed the University of Tokyo (1947) and then reorganized (1949). The university—popularly called Tōdai in Japan—is the most prestigious in the country, and admittance to it almost guarantees students attractive job offers upon graduation.

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University of Heidelberg university, Heidelberg, Germany

7 hours ago University of Heidelberg, state-supported institution of higher learning at Heidelberg, Ger. Modelled on the University of Paris, it was founded in 1386 by the elector Rupert I and, like other German universities, was endowed by a foundation of colleges. The first was the college of the Cistercian

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University of Tübingen university, Tübingen, Germany

5 hours ago University of Tübingen, German in full Eberhard-karls-universität Tübingen, state-supported university at Tübingen, Ger.It was founded in 1477 by Count Eberhard VI (1445–96), later the first duke of Württemberg, a civic and ecclesiastic reformer who established the school after becoming absorbed in the Renaissance revival of learning during his travels to Italy.

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DePauw University university, Greencastle, Indiana

Just Now The university was founded in 1837 as Indiana Asbury University. Women were first admitted in 1867. The name was changed in 1884 to honour Washington C. DePauw, an important benefactor of the university. In that year the school of music, one of the oldest in the United States, was opened, and the McKim Observatory was built.

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University of Strasbourg university, Strasbourg, France

7 hours ago University of Strasbourg, French Université de Strasbourg, formerly (1971–2008) Universities of Strasbourg I, II, and III, autonomous state-financed institution of higher learning in Strasbourg, France.The original university was founded by Protestants in 1537 as a German gymnasium (secondary school for the study of the classics) when Strasbourg was under German rule.

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Antioch University university, Yellow Springs, Ohio

1 hours ago Antioch University, private coeducational institution of higher learning founded in 1852 as Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, U.S. It is noted for its experimental curricula and work-study programs. Horace Mann was its first president, serving from 1853 until his death in 1859. Although the

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Jagiellonian University university, Kraków, Poland

6 hours ago In Kraków: History …main surviving medieval structures, the Jagiellonian University. Founded as the Academy of Kraków by Casimir III (the Great) in 1364, the university gained prestige throughout the centuries, drawing scientists, artists, and scholars from across the continent; it is the second oldest university in central Europe.

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Peking University university, Beijing, China Britannica

Just Now Peking University, university in Beijing, one of the oldest and most important institutions of higher learning in China. Its total enrollment is about 35,000. The school originated as the Capital College, which was founded in 1898 by the Guangxu emperor as part of his short-lived program to

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University of Würzburg university, Würzburg, Germany

5 hours ago University of Würzburg, autonomous, state-supported university in Würzburg, Ger., founded in 1582. Early a famous centre for the study of Roman Catholic theology, it was secularized in 1814 and became best known for its medical school. Among its teachers were the philosopher F.W. Schelling, the

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University of Salerno university, Salerno, Italy

4 hours ago University of Salerno, institution of higher learning in Salerno, Italy. Much of the historic interest of the university derives from an antecedent medical school in Salerno that was the earliest and one of the greatest medical schools of the Middle Ages. In fact, some scholars have called this

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Indiana State University university, Terre Haute

7 hours ago Indiana State University, public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Terre Haute, Ind., U.S.It comprises colleges of arts and sciences, business, education, nursing, technology, and health and human performance and a graduate school. The university offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Campus facilities include an observatory, an art gallery, and nature

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Ohio University university, Athens, Ohio, United States

8 hours ago Ohio University, public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Athens, Ohio, U.S., about 80 miles (130 km) southeast of Columbus.It was the first institution of higher education in the Northwest Territory.The university has branches in Chillicothe, Ironton, Lancaster, St. Clairsville, and Zanesville.The main campus includes colleges of arts and sciences, business, engineering and

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University of Mumbai university, Mumbai, India Britannica

3 hours ago University of Mumbai, one of India’s first modern universities, established by the British in 1857. Originally an affiliating and degree-granting body, the university later added teaching to its functions. With the establishment of regional universities in the state in 1948–50, it was designated a

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Furman University university, Greenville, South Carolina

Just Now The university provides undergraduate studies in business, education, humanities, religion, social sciences, physical and biological sciences, and other areas. It also offers master’s degree programs in education and chemistry. Total enrollment is approximately 2,700. The university was founded in 1826 and named for Richard Furman, president

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Keiō University university, Tokyo, Japan Britannica

8 hours ago Keiō University, private institution of higher learning located in Tokyo, Japan. The university is part of a larger organization, Keiō Gijuku, that includes elementary and secondary schools in its system. Keiō was founded as a private school in 1858 by the liberal educator Fukuzawa Yukichi. It

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University of Wyoming university, Laramie, Wyoming

4 hours ago University of Wyoming, public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Laramie, Wyoming, U.S.It is a land-grant university, comprising colleges of agriculture and natural resources, arts and sciences, business, education, engineering and applied science, health sciences, and law as well as the graduate school, school of energy resources, and school of environment and natural resources.

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University of Guadalajara university, Guadalajara

8 hours ago University of Guadalajara, coeducational state-supported autonomous institution of higher learning at Guadalajara, Mex., founded in 1792 and restructured in 1925. Dissident students and professors from the university formed a private Autonomous University of Guadalajara (1935), which continues to

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University of Salamanca university, Salamanca, Spain

6 hours ago University of Salamanca, state institution of higher learning at Salamanca, Spain. It was founded in 1218 under Alfonso IX, but its real beginnings date from 1254, when, under Alfonso X, grandson of the founder, three chairs in canon law and one each in grammar, arts, and physics were established.

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University of Turin university, Turin, Italy Britannica

2 hours ago University of Turin, autonomous coeducational state institution of higher learning in Turin, Italy, that was founded in 1404. Erasmus was a graduate of the school in 1506. The university was reorganized and reestablished in 1713. An Institute of Business and Economics was added in 1906, a

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University of Milan university, Milan, Italy Britannica

2 hours ago University of Milan, Italian Università Degli Studi Di Milano, coeducational state institution of higher learning in Milan founded in 1924 by Luigi Mangiagalli as the Royal University of Milan.Two existing scientific institutions, the Royal Scientific and Literary Academy (founded under the Casati Law of 1859) and the Clinical Institutes (1906), formed the foundation of the new university.

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University of Rochester university, Rochester, New York

6 hours ago The university offers a broad range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. Research facilities include the Institute of Optics and the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies. Total enrollment is approximately 8,400. The University of Rochester was founded in 1850 by a convention of Baptists.

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University of Toledo university, Toledo, Ohio, United

3 hours ago The University of Toledo enrolls approximately 23,000 students. The Toledo University of Arts and Trades was founded in 1872 on the current Scott Park campus on lands donated by Jesup W. Scott, a citizen of Toledo. It was a municipal university from 1883 until …

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University of Cologne university, Cologne, Germany

4 hours ago University of Cologne, autonomous, state-supported coeducational institution of higher learning in Cologne, Ger., founded in 1388 as a municipal university. In spite of Protestant influences, the university became a centre of German Roman Catholicism. The University

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University of Tulsa university, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United

2 hours ago University of Tulsa, private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. It is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The university offers undergraduate degrees through the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences.

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University of Perugia university, Perugia, Italy

4 hours ago University of Perugia, coeducational state institution of higher learning at Perugia, Italy. The university was founded in 1200 by a group of students seceding from the University of Bologna. It was recognized by Pope Clement V in 1308 as a studium generale, a place of study accepting scholars from

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Idaho State University university, Pocatello, Idaho

5 hours ago Idaho State University, public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Pocatello, Idaho, U.S.It comprises colleges of arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, health professions, pharmacy, and technology. The university offers a wide range of associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs. It is the seat of the Idaho Museum of Natural History.

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Weber State University university, Ogden, Utah, United

5 hours ago Weber State University, public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Ogden, Utah, U.S. It is part of the Utah System of Higher Education. Its 400-acre (162-hectare) campus overlooks Ogden and the Great Salt Lake from a foothill of the Wasatch Range. The university comprises the John B.

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University of Munich university, Munich, Germany

3 hours ago University of Munich, autonomous coeducational institution of higher learning supported by the state of Bavaria in Germany. It was founded in 1472 at Ingolstadt by the duke of Bavaria, who modeled it after the University of Vienna. During the Protestant Reformation, Johann Eck made the university a

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University of Madras university, Madras, India Britannica

3 hours ago University of Madras, state-controlled institution of higher learning located in Madras, India. One of three affiliating universities founded by the British in 1857, Madras has developed as a teaching and research institution since the 1920s. By the mid-1970s the university comprised 11

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Waseda University university, Tokyo, Japan Britannica

Just Now Waseda University, coeducational institution of higher learning founded in 1882 in Tokyo. The school is private but receives some government financing and is subject to some degree of government control. Originally known as Tokyo Senmon Gakko (College), the institution was renamed Waseda

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University of Vienna university, Vienna, Austria

3 hours ago University of Vienna, state-financed coeducational institution for higher learning at Vienna. Founded in 1365, it is the oldest university in the German-speaking world. The university was first chartered, following the model of the University of Paris, by the Habsburg duke Rudolf IV of Austria, as

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Alcorn State University university, Claiborne county

6 hours ago Alcorn State University, public, coeducational institution of higher learning near Lorman, Mississippi, U.S.It is a land-grant university consisting of schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Psychology, Nursing, and Agriculture and Applied Sciences. The university’s School of Nursing is located in Natchez.In addition to undergraduate studies, Alcorn State offers several master

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University of Calcutta university, Kolkata, India

5 hours ago University of Calcutta, state-controlled institution of higher learning founded by the British in India in 1857. Modeled on the University of London, Calcutta was originally a purely affiliating university that offered no actual instruction but was the examining and degree-granting authority for colleges scattered over most of northern India.

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University of Sevilla university, Sevilla, Spain

4 hours ago University of Sevilla, Spanish coeducational state institution of higher learning at Sevilla, with branches at Cádiz and Huelva. Although its origin is unclear, the school may have begun as early as 1254 under Alfonso X, king of Castile and Leon. It was established as the Major College (Colegio

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University of Geneva university, Geneva, Switzerland

3 hours ago University of Geneva, Institution of higher learning in Geneva, Switzerland.It was founded by John Calvin and Théodor de Bèze (1519–1605) in 1559 as Schola Genevensis (later called the Academy), a theological seminary. The natural sciences, law, and philosophy were later added to the curriculum, and in the 19th century a medical faculty was established.

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University of Poitiers university, Poitiers, France

5 hours ago University of Poitiers, coeducational, autonomous state institution of higher learning in Poitiers, Fr. Founded in 1970 under a law of 1968 reforming higher education, it replaced a university founded in 1431 by a Papal Bull of Eugene IV and confirmed by Charles VII in 1432. The university was

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University of Northern Colorado university, Greeley

4 hours ago The university’s graduate school offers more than 30 master’s degree programs and 17 doctoral programs. Total enrollment is approximately 11,000. The university was established in 1889 as the State Normal (teacher-training) School. Instruction began in 1890. The school’s mission was to train teachers for Colorado public schools.

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