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

Connected Sites

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Alcala de Henares
Astronomical Observatories of Kazan Federal University Part of Kazan Federal University
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
Durham Castle and Cathedral
Evora Evora University
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
Jodrell Bank Observatory Part of the University of Manchester
Kaesong Koryo Songgyungwan University
Kraków Jagiellonian 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
Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt The property contains the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (Faculty of Design). (Nomination file, p. 238)
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.
Naples Palazzo dell'Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Nice Since 1965, the administrative services of the Université of Nice and the faculty of Sciences have been using the Château de Valrose. (Nomination file, p. 144)
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
Padua’s fourteenth-century fresco cycles Two departments of the University of Padua (Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology & the School of Human, Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage) are housed in buildings around the Piazza Capitaniato.
Plečnik's Ljubljana National and University Library
Prague Karolinum University
Residence of Bukovinian & 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
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 "Santiago is the site of the University of Santiago de Compostela, established in the early 16th century."
Santiniketan "Santiniketan developed into a pan- Indian University, due to the diversity of its teachers and its subjects." (AB ev)
Santo Domingo Santo Domingo became the site of the first cathedral, hospital, customs house and university in the Americas.
Siena "The University of Siena (...) is one of the oldest and first publicly funded universities in Italy. Originally called Studium Senese, the institution was founded in 1240." "Siena's campus is the city. ...thanks to the intervention of the University that many buildings which risked falling into ruin were saved, making institutions of study out of a part of the city patrimony that might have otherwise been lost. The Faculties of Engineering and Literature, for example, have found space for their departments in the large rooms of what was once the San Niccolò Psychiatric Hospital. The same holds true for the transformation of the former Convent of Santa Chiara"
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
Val di Noto "The Palazzo dell'Università or Palazzo Centrale dell'Università di Catania is a monumental palace located in Piazza Universitaria, in the center of the city of Catania (...). Since its construction, it has housed the main offices of the University of Catania, and stands across the piazza from the Palazzo San Giuliano, also housing offices of the university. It presently houses the offices of the rector, university offices, the "Giambattista Caruso" Regional Library, and a small museum of geology and archeology."
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.
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.
Zamość Zamosc Academy established in 1595


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