Universities

Sites that include a historic University or one located in a historic or iconic building.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Alcala de Henares
Bamberg Friedrich University
Bauhaus Sites Two Buidings of Weimar University
Botanical Garden, Padua Part of University of Padua
Brugge United Nations University
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Central University City Campus of the UNAM
Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas
Cracow Jagiellonian University
Durham Castle and Cathedral
Edinburgh
Evora Evora University
Florence
Fray Bentos Fray Bentos Technical University is being built on the factory grounds
Gelati Monastery Gelati (Gelati Academy)
Historic Cairo Al-Azhar University
Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba Former Colegio Maximo of the Jesuits, stil in use as a University
Kaesong Koryo Songgyungwan University
Lima University of San Marcos (1551)
Mantua and Sabbioneta Mantua: Engineering and Architecture faculties located in historic buildings near or at Piazza d'Arco
Maritime Greenwich
Medina of Fez University of Al-Karaouine since 859
Medina of Marrakesh Ben Youssef Madrasa; "This madrasa was one of the largest theological colleges in North Africa and may have housed as many as 900 students" (wiki)
Monticello University of Virginia
Morelia Universidad Michoacana de San Nicol?s de Hidalgo. It was founded in 1551 as the Colegio de San Nicol?s by Vasco de Quiroga, first bishop of Michoac?n. It is one of the oldest universities in America and one of the most important public universities of Mexico.
Nalanda
Oaxaca and Monte Alban Oaxaca: original building to house the Universidad Aut?noma Benito Ju?rez (now only the law department)
Old City of Berne Mentioned in the AB evaluation as part of the expansion since 1848
Ouro Preto Mining School (1876, in historical center) of the Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto
Prague Karolinum University
Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans Now in use as the Yuriy Fedkovich Chernivtsi National University
Rideau Canal Royal Military College of Canada has its campus partly on Fort Frederick
Salamanca
Salzburg Lodron University
San Cristobal de La Laguna San Cristobal de la Laguna dates back as an institution to 1701 and its Royal Decree was in 1792
Santiago de Compostela
Santo Domingo Santo Domingo became the site of the first cathedral, hospital, customs house and university in the Americas.
St. Petersburg State University
Strasbourg Pasteur University
Sucre Sucre's University (Universidad Mayor Real & Pontificia de San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca) is one of the oldest universities in the new world (1624)
Taxila Important Buddhist centre of learning
Timbuktu Koranic Sankore University
Torun Copernicus University
University of Coimbra
Urbino University of Urbino
Vatican City Pontifician Urbaniana University
Venice and its Lagoon University Ca' Foscari
Vienna Vienna University: dating from 1365 and the historical Main Building is located on the Ringstra?e.
Vilnius
Warsaw St. Clemens University
Würzburg Residence About half of the palace serves as the seat of departments of the University of Wuerzburg.
Zabid Zabid was one of the most eminent academic centres of the Islamic world. The vestiges of this university can be visited.
Zamosc Zamosc Academy established in 1595

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