The University of Bologna in Italy, founded in 1088, is often regarded as the world's oldest university in continuous operation
Monument to the protector of the university, Emperor Charles IV, in Prague (built in 1848)
Harvard University, founded in 1636, is the oldest university in the United States and is routinely ranked among the world's best universities
Teacher and students shown in a medieval manuscript from Bohemia
Moroccan higher-learning institution Al-Qarawiyin (founded in 859 A.D.) was transformed into a university under the supervision of the ministry of education in 1963.
Carolinum – the oldest building of Charles University built in the 14th century
Meeting of doctors at the University of Paris. From a medieval manuscript.
Baroque library hall in Clementinum, which originally belonged to the university, today part of Czech National Library
The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the United Kingdom and among the world's top ranked
Doctoral diploma of the astronomer Friedrich Hopfner, issued 1905 by the German Charles-Ferdinand University in Prague
The University of St Andrews, founded in 1410, is Scotland's oldest university and one of the UK's best ranked universities.
The insignia of the university; bone of contention between the universities
Old main building of the University of Basel—Switzerland's oldest university (1460). The university is among the birthplaces of Renaissance humanism
Detail of the stolen insignia of Charles University. From left: Sceptre of the Faculty of Theology, the Faculty of Law, the sceptre of the Rector, the sceptre of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Philosophy.
17th-century classroom at the University of Salamanca
Façade of the modern entrance to Carolinum, the center of Charles university
King's College London, established by Royal Charter having been founded by King George IV and Duke of Wellington in 1829, is one of the founding colleges of the University of London.
Faculty of Arts (philosophy), Charles University in Prague
Peking University in Beijing was founded as the Imperial University of Peking
Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague
The University of Sydney is Australia's oldest university.
The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia in the United States was founded in 1819 by American founding father Thomas Jefferson

Charles University, known also as Charles University in Prague (Univerzita Karlova (UK); Universitas Carolina; Karls-Universität) or historically as the University of Prague (Universitas Pragensis), is the oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic.

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Later they were also founded by Kings (University of Naples Federico II, Charles University in Prague, Jagiellonian University in Kraków) or municipal administrations (University of Cologne, University of Erfurt).

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The University of Bologna in Italy, founded in 1088, is often regarded as the world's oldest university in continuous operation

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