University

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A university is an institution of tertiary education and of research.

The first European universities were established in Italy and France in the Middle Ages for the study of Law, Medicine, and Theology. Before that, similar institutions already existed in the Islamic world, notably in Cairo.

Young men proceeded to the university when they had completed the study of the trivium, the preparatory arts of grammar, rhetoric, and logic and the quadrivium, made up of arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy.


Some related terms academy, admission, alumnus, aula, campus, college, diploma, discipline, dissertation, graduate student, graduation, perpetual student, professor, research, scholar, student, universal access

For a list, see colleges and universities and business Schools.

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