University

The University of Bologna in Italy, founded in 1088, is often regarded as the world's oldest university in continuous operation
Harvard University, founded in 1636, is the oldest university in the United States and is routinely ranked among the world's best universities
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.
Meeting of doctors at the University of Paris. From a medieval manuscript.
The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the United Kingdom and among the world's top ranked
The University of St Andrews, founded in 1410, is Scotland's oldest university and one of the UK's best ranked universities.
Old main building of the University of Basel—Switzerland's oldest university (1460). The university is among the birthplaces of Renaissance humanism
17th-century classroom at the University of Salamanca
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.
Peking University in Beijing was founded as the Imperial University of Peking
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

Institution of higher education and research which awards academic degrees in several academic disciplines.

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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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Pope Gregory VII

Head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 22 April 1073 to his death in 1085.

Head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 22 April 1073 to his death in 1085.

A map of Gregory VII's papal correspondence
Wax funeral effigy of Gregory VII under glass, Salerno cathedral

Pope Gregory VII was critical in promoting and regulating the concept of modern university as his 1079 Papal Decree ordered the regulated establishment of cathedral schools that transformed themselves into the first European universities.

Monument to the protector of the university, Emperor Charles IV, in Prague (built in 1848)

Charles University

Monument to the protector of the university, Emperor Charles IV, in Prague (built in 1848)
Teacher and students shown in a medieval manuscript from Bohemia
Carolinum – the oldest building of Charles University built in the 14th century
Baroque library hall in Clementinum, which originally belonged to the university, today part of Czech National Library
Doctoral diploma of the astronomer Friedrich Hopfner, issued 1905 by the German Charles-Ferdinand University in Prague
The insignia of the university; bone of contention between the universities
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.
Façade of the modern entrance to Carolinum, the center of Charles university
Faculty of Arts (philosophy), Charles University in Prague
Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague

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.

Seal of the University of Pisa

University of Pisa

Seal of the University of Pisa
Palazzo della Sapienza's courtyard
Galileo Galilei's statue in the Aula Magna Storica of Palazzo della Sapienza
A view of the Exhibition on the 170th anniversary of the Battle of Curtatone and Montanara
The Calcolatrice Elettronica Pisana (CEP), assembled in the Museum of Computing Machinery
Humanoid robot of the Research Center “E.Piaggio” posing near the Tower of Pisa during the European Researchers' Night, 2015
The "Polo Fibonacci"
The English Studies Library
A view of the Botanic Garden

The University of Pisa (Università di Pisa, UniPi), officially founded in 1343, is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities both in Italy and in Europe.

Inauguration of Rector Lubomír Dvořák (Palacký University)

Rector (academia)

Inauguration of Rector Lubomír Dvořák (Palacký University)
Then Rector of the Bologna University, Ivano Dionigi, with then Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi, in 2015.
Enrique Graue 34th Rector of the UNAM during his inaugural speech.
Colonnade at the reconstructed Yushima Seidō in Tokyo. The hereditary rectors of this Edo period institution were selected from the Hayashi clan.
Herminio Dagohoy, the 96th Rector Magnificus of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, Manila

A rector (Latin for 'ruler') is a senior official in an educational institution, and can refer to an official in either a university or a secondary school.

A medical laboratory run by the Graduate Institute of Cancer Biology of China Medical University (Taiwan)

Laboratory

Facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific or technological research, experiments, and measurement may be performed.

Facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific or technological research, experiments, and measurement may be performed.

A medical laboratory run by the Graduate Institute of Cancer Biology of China Medical University (Taiwan)
Molecular Biology Technics Laboratory at Faculty of Biology of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
A workbench in a chemistry laboratory
The Schuster Laboratory, University of Manchester (a physics laboratory)
Laboratory, Brecon County School for Girls
Three beakers, an Erlenmeyer flask, a graduated cylinder and a volumetric flask
An eyewash station in a laboratory.
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Chemistry laboratory of the 18th century, of the sort used by Antoine Lavoisier and his contemporaries
Thomas Edison in his laboratory, 1901
A laboratory of the Chemistry Department of the University of Helsinki on September 23, 1960
A laboratory in the 1970s
Chemical laboratory in Mahidol University International College since 2009
Early 2000s style of counter in Chemical Laboratory, Mahidol University International College, Thailand
Laboratory for organic Chemistry at the University of Applied Science Aachen, Campus Jülich, Germany

Scientific laboratories can be found as research room and learning spaces in schools and universities, industry, government, or military facilities, and even aboard ships and spacecraft.

An instructor discussing women's involvement in Bengali Wikipedia in a seminar in Dhaka in 2015

Seminar

Form of academic instruction, either at an academic institution or offered by a commercial or professional organization.

Form of academic instruction, either at an academic institution or offered by a commercial or professional organization.

An instructor discussing women's involvement in Bengali Wikipedia in a seminar in Dhaka in 2015

In North Indian universities, the term "seminar" refers to a course of intense study relating to the student's major.

A celestial map from the 17th century, by the Dutch cartographer Frederik de Wit

Natural philosophy

Philosophical study of physics (Aristotle), that is, nature and the physical universe.

Philosophical study of physics (Aristotle), that is, nature and the physical universe.

A celestial map from the 17th century, by the Dutch cartographer Frederik de Wit

These works of natural philosophy are representative of a departure from the medieval scholasticism taught in European universities, and anticipate in many ways, the developments which would lead to science as practiced in the modern sense.

Young children in a kindergarten in Japan

Educational institution

Place where people of different ages gain an education, including preschools, childcare, primary-elementary schools, secondary-high schools, and universities.

Place where people of different ages gain an education, including preschools, childcare, primary-elementary schools, secondary-high schools, and universities.

Young children in a kindergarten in Japan

University

Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, founded in 1876, is considered the first research university in the United States

Research university

Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, founded in 1876, is considered the first research university in the United States
Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835) is responsible for the Humboldtian model of higher education, which focuses on research on academia.
Nuclear research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a research university, in Madison, Wisconsin, United States, May 2005
The University of Miami, a research university in Coral Gables, Florida, United States, had research expenditures of $358.9 million in 2019.

A research university is a university that is committed to research as a central part of its mission.

Harvard University, an Ivy League university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, routinely ranks as the best, or one of the best, institutions of higher learning in the world.

Deemed university

Accreditation granted to higher educational institutions in India by the Department of Higher Education.

Accreditation granted to higher educational institutions in India by the Department of Higher Education.

Harvard University, an Ivy League university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, routinely ranks as the best, or one of the best, institutions of higher learning in the world.

The higher education system in India includes both private and public universities.