Are you aware that some universities around the world are more than 1000 years old? Several of them have been in existence since the 5th century and continue to operate well today.
University of Bologna
The oldest institution in the world is the University of Bologna, which was established in 1088 and has never stopped operating. It is situated in Bologna, Italy.
University of Oxford
The University of Oxford established as early as 1096, is currently ranked fifth globally, is one of the oldest and best-known universities in the world, and running the biggest university press in the world.
University of Salamanca
Founded in 1134 and granted its Royal Charter in 1218, Salamanca University is Spain's oldest institution after Palencia University.
University of Paris
The University of Paris, also known as ‘la Sorbonne’, was founded in 1160 to 1250 in the French capital. It is known to have been one of the first established universities in Europe.
University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge, which was founded in 1209 by a group of academics who left the University of Oxford because of political unrest, is currently rated seventh in the world.
University of Padua
One of the few medieval universities still operating in Italy is the University of Padua, founded in 1222. Early research at the University in astronomy, law, medicine, and philosophy was revolutionary.
University of Naples Federico II
The University of Naples - Federico II was established in 1224 by Frederick II. Naples is the third-largest city in Italy and one of the oldest continuously inhabited towns in the world.
University of Siena
The University of Siena, which is one of the oldest universities in the world and is presently ranked between 651 and 700 in the globe, is situated in the small city of Siena in the Tuscany region.
University of Coimbra
The University of Coimbra was founded in 1290 but was repeatedly moved by rebellious kings until finally settling in Coimbra, the third-largest city in the nation.
Al-Azhar University was founded in Cairo, Egypt, in 970 AD and only received university status in 1961. It was once renowned as a centre of Islamic learning. it has subsequently adopted a modern curriculum.
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