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Oldest Universities in the World

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In this list of oldest universities in the world, it is not confined to those universities that confer a degree on its students. Rather this list comprises of those institutions of higher learning that are still operating.

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Jundishapur University in Iran, 271 Report Abuse
The First University in the world.
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I agree. It is the first university of the world.
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wrong it is takshashila 7th century bce
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Gundeshapur or Jondi Shapour, was a renowned academy of learning in the city of Jondi Shapour during late antiquity, the intellectual center of the Sassanid Empire. It offered training in medicine, philosophy, theology, and science. It has been a center for training scientists for centuries. Iranian, Greek, Indian, and Roman scientists conducted studies and scientific research there. The faculty was versed not only in the Zoroastrian and Persian traditions, but in Greek and Indian learning as well. According to The Cambridge History of Iran, it was the most important medical center of the ancient world during the 6th and 7th centuries. Will Durant has lauded the Iranian civilization for having built such an academy. Einstein has praised his disciple, Professor Hesaby, for having belonged to a country where an academy had been built 1,700 years ago
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university of sto. tomas philippines Report Abuse
it was established 1601and considered oldest in asia
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This is not "the oldest" University in the world.
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I graduated from this prestigious university. It was founded in 1611 not 1601. The alumni would love to point out that it antedates all universities in North America and Asia by 25 years.
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it's now 400 years old...
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ust was founded on year 1611
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nalanda university Report Abuse
1100 BC
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Excellent!
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University of Al-Karaouine in Morocco, 859 Report Abuse
Earned its place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest continuously operating degree-granting university. This university was the educational and spiritual center of the Muslim world.
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a symbol of pride and honor for the whole Islamic Wirld
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yes its the best oldest instition in the world
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yes its one of the oldest
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Al-Azhar University in Egypt, 975 Report Abuse
The principal centre of Arabic literature and Sunni Islamic teachings as well as the second oldest surviving degree granting university.
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Temple of Literature - Hanoi - built in 1070 Report Abuse
The temple was built in 1070 then reconstructed during the Trần dynasty (1225–1400) and in subsequent dynasties. In 1076, Vietnam's first university, the "Quốc Tử Giám" (國 子 監) or Imperial Academy, was established within the temple to educate Vietnam's bureaucrats, nobles, royalty and other members of the elite.
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Nizamiyya in Iran, 1065 Report Abuse
Was established by Khwaja Nizam al-Mulk in the 11th century in Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan. they were the first well organized universities in the Islamic world. and were even well-known in Europe. They were supported by the elite class and the royal establishment.
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Nizamiyya is old University. The name "Nizamiyya" was given by Iranian Founder "Khajah-Nizam-almolk" to a series of Universities (actually Schools at that time). The most famous one was the one in Baghdad (in Iraq), called Nizamiyya-al-Baghdad.
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University of Coimbra in Portugal, 1290 Report Abuse
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Yeah, in terms of quality, is probably the best in Europe.
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The most prestigious, with no doubt.
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Mustansiriya University in Iraq, 1233 Report Abuse
Although in 1962, the university was integrated into Baghdad University in 1962, it reopened as Al-Mustansiriya Universityin in 1963.
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University of Bologna in Italy, 1088. Report Abuse
This is the oldest continually operating degree-granting university in Europe.
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Oldest in Europe (and proved to be so)
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University of Oxford in UK, 1167 Report Abuse
There is no clear date of establishment but teachings already began at oxford in 1096. the university developed quickly in 1167 when English students were banned from attendance from the university of Paris by King Henry II.
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Charles University of Prague in the Czech Republic, 1348 Report Abuse
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Istanbul University in Turkey, 1453 Report Abuse
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National College of Science and Technology, Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines Report Abuse
it is build at 1998
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I am a Filipino and I have not heard of this institution. It is very new since it was built in 1998.
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University of Paris in France, 1150 Report Abuse
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Cracow Academy in Poland, 1364 Report Abuse
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University of Cambridge in UK, 1209 Report Abuse
The University of Cambridge is the second oldest university in UK as well as the English speaking world. Was established as a competing university when some scholars had some dispute with the oxford university.
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University of St Andrews in UK, 1410 Report Abuse
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University of Salamanca in Spain, 1218 Report Abuse
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University of Glasgow in UK, 1451 Report Abuse
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Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg in Germany, 1457 Report Abuse
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University of Aberdeen in UK, 1495 Report Abuse
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Vilnius University in Lithuania, 1579 Report Abuse
The university was founded in 1579 as the Jesuit Academy (College) of Vilnius (Vilna, Wilno). It was the third oldest university in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Soon after the partitions of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, it was forced to suspend its operation in the aftermath of the November Uprising (from 1832 to 1919). In the aftermath of World War I the University saw failed attempts to restart it by Lithuania (December 1918) and invading Soviet forces (March 1919), and finally resumed operations as the University of Stefan Batory in Poland (August 1918), a period followed by another short Soviet occupation in 1920, and the less than two year period of the Republic of Central Lithuania, annexed by Poland in 1922. Following Soviet invasion of Poland in September 1939, the University was briefly administered by the Lithuanian authorities (from October 1939), and then after Soviet annexation of Lithuania (June 1940), punctuated by a period of German occupation after German invasion of the Soviet Union (1941–1944), administrated as Vilnius State University by of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic. After Lithuania regained its independence in 1990, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, it resumed its status as one of the prominent universities in Lithuania as Vilnius University.
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University of Siena in Italy, 1240 Report Abuse
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University of Copenhagen in Denmark, 1479 Report Abuse
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LIKE LIKE LIKE
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Palacký University Olomouc in Czech Republic, 1573 Report Abuse
The second oldest university in the Czech Republic with a total of 7 faculties.
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House of Constantine Report Abuse
Est. 1450 as a school of theology, phylosophia and psychology
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University of the Cordilleras Report Abuse
1864
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Shahi Rajaee Teacher Traning University In Tehran,Iran, Report Abuse
it is built in 1960
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University of Padua in Italy, 1222 Report Abuse
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University of Naples Federico II in Italy, 1224 Report Abuse
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University of Rome La Sapienza in Italy, 1303 Report Abuse
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sapienza university is very good university in medicine and business i want learn in it but how
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Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg in Germany, 1386 Report Abuse
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University of Leipzig in Germany, 1409 Report Abuse
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University of Rostock in Germany, 1419 Report Abuse
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Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, 1425 Report Abuse
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University of Barcelona in Spain, 1450 Report Abuse
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Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich in Germany, 1472 Report Abuse
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Morabia university, 863 Slovensko/Slovakia Report Abuse
Founded by st. Constantine-Cyril and st. Method, two genial saints and scholars, probably in Devin (near Bratislava). Following University in Constantinople. First Slovak and Slavic University, and first Slovak and Slavic literal education. Connected to establishment Slovak/Sloven language as the FOURTH liturgic language, with the new font - revealed from God.
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National and Kapodestrain University of Athens, 3 May 1837 Report Abuse
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University of Perugia in Italy, 1308 Report Abuse
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University of Florence in Italy, 1321 Report Abuse
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University of Sankore in Mali, 1327 Report Abuse
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University of Pisa in Italy, 1343 Report Abuse
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University of Valladolid in Spain, 1346 Report Abuse
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Around 1 century older.
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University of Pavia in Italy, 1361 Report Abuse
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University of Vienna in Austria, 1364 Report Abuse
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University of Pécs in Hungary, 1367 Report Abuse
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University of Ferrara in Italy, 1391 Report Abuse
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University of Catania in Italy, 1434 Report Abuse
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Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen in Germany, 1477 Report Abuse
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42. Complutense University of Madrid in Spain, 1499 Report Abuse
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University of Basel in Switzerland, 1460 Report Abuse
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43. University of Valencia in Spain, 1499 Report Abuse
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University of Greifswald in Germany, 1456 Report Abuse
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