Originally established in the capital city of Lisbon, it moved around a few times before settling in Coimbra, a city located in central Portugal.
The student body is about 24,000, and the university hosts thousands of international students every year.
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Some of us try to hide our ages as we get older, but this is not the case with these universities, who display them proudly at every opportunity, and for good reason.
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Although the earliest universities looked a lot different to modern ones—especially as they generally only accepted men—they marked the beginnings of education as we now know it.
Here is a list of the oldest continually operating universities in the world.
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Thanks to its age and impressive campus, the university was awarded a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2013.
Located in the Marche region of Macerata in central Italy, this university has over 11,000 students across seven faculties.
It wasn’t entirely for selfless purposes—he wanted a university where he could keep a closer eye on the theological teachings, as the universities of Bologna and Padua (you’ll find them below) had escaped his control.
The Complutense University of Madrid remains the largest and one of the most prestigious universities in Spain, with famous alumni including politicians, writers, and scientists.