You may have heard of famous and biggest universities around the globe, but do you know which the oldest university is? Here is a list of top 10 oldest universities:
10. University of Coimbra: It is a public university in Coimbra city of European country Portugal. The university was founded in 1290 by the country’s King Dinis. According to some legends, the university was started in Lisbon city, but later due to some issues, it was relocated to Coimbra.
9. University of Macerata: The university is located in Macerata city of Italy. According to a number of historians, Pope Nicholas IV established the university in 1290. There are some people too who think the university was started after 1500. 8. University of Valladolid: It is a university located in the city of Valladolid, Spain. The university established in 1241 is among the oldest universities across the globe. Today, it has more than thirty thousand students and thousands of teachers. 7. University of Siena: Italy has one more university in the list of oldest universities and it is University of Siena. It was founded in 1240 in the city of Siena. Thousands of students study there. 6. University of Naples Federico II: It is one the oldest universities in Italy and the world. The university founded in 1224 had more than 90,000 students five years ago. 5. University of Padua: When it comes about oldest universities, Italy is everywhere. The University of Padua was established in 1222 in the city of Padua of Italy. 4. University of Salamanca: Spain’s University of Salamanca is the fourth oldest university in the world. The higher educational institution in Salamanca city of Spain was founded in 1218 by King Alphonso IX.3. University of Cambridge: The renowned university in Cambridge, England, was established in 1209. Renowned personalities like Stephen Hawking, Charles Darwin and Alan Turing studied there. 2. University of Oxford: England’s another famous university, University of Oxford, is among the oldest universities on the planet. The university established in 1167 is always the favorite of students. J.R.R Tolkien is one of the notable former students of the university. 1. University of Bologna: Italy’s University of Bologna is the oldest university in the world. It was established in 1088 in the city of Bologna.