University of Amsterdam

18 May 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Universities, Colleges, Academies Reading Time:  5 minutes

Maagdenhuis houses the administration © Marcelmulder68/cc-by-sa-3.0-nl

Maagdenhuis houses the administration © Marcelmulder68/cc-by-sa-3.0-nl

The University of Amsterdam (abbreviated as UvA, Dutch: Universiteit van Amsterdam) is a public research university located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Established in 1632 by municipal authorities, it is the fourth-oldest academic institution in the Netherlands still in operation.   read more…

Ghent University

16 May 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Universities, Colleges, Academies Reading Time:  5 minutes

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© Daniuu/cc-by-sa-4.0

Ghent University (Dutch: Universiteit Gent, abbreviated as UGent) is a public research university located in Ghent, Belgium. Ghent University consists of eleven faculties with over 130 individual departments. In addition, the university maintains the Zwijnaarde science park and Greenbridge science park.   read more…

University of Sydney

15 May 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Universities, Colleges, Academies Reading Time:  5 minutes

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The Quadrangle © flickr.com – Christopher Neugebauer/cc-by-sa-2.0

The University of Sydney (USYD) is a public research university in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 1850, it is the oldest university in both Australia and Oceania. One of Australia’s six sandstone universities, it was one of the world’s first universities to admit students solely on academic merit, and opened its doors to women on the same basis as men. The university comprises eight academic faculties and university schools, through which it offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees.   read more…

Tel Aviv University

14 May 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean, Universities, Colleges, Academies Reading Time:  7 minutes

Tel Aviv University © אור-פ /cc-by-sa-4.0

Tel Aviv University © אור-פ /cc-by-sa-4.0

Tel Aviv University is a public research university in Tel Aviv, Israel. With over 30,000 students, it is the largest university in the country. Located in northwest Tel Aviv, the university is the center of teaching and research of the city, comprising 9 faculties, 17 teaching hospitals, 18 performing arts centers, 27 schools, 106 departments, 340 research centers, and 400 laboratories. It is ranked 7th in the world by PitchBook data index.   read more…

Duke University in North Carolina

12 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Universities, Colleges, Academies Reading Time:  5 minutes

James Buchanan Duke statue by Charles Keck with chapel in the background © Charles Keck

James Buchanan Duke statue by Charles Keck with chapel in the background © Charles Keck

Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day city of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment and the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke.   read more…

Ada in Ohio

29 January 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Sport, Universities, Colleges, Academies Reading Time:  4 minutes

Wilson American football 'The Duke' © Torsten Bolten/cc-by-sa-4.0

Wilson American football ‘The Duke’ © Torsten Bolten/cc-by-sa-4.0

Ada is a village in Hardin County, Ohio, United States, located about 69 miles (111 km) southwest of Toledo. The population was 5,334 at the 2020 census. It is the home of Ohio Northern University. The National Arbor Day Foundation has qualified Ada as a Tree City USA since 1981.   read more…

Gainesville in Florida

17 November 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Universities, Colleges, Academies Reading Time:  11 minutes

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Hippodrome State Theatre © soulbust/cc-by-sa-4.0

Gainesville is the county seat of Alachua County, Florida, and the largest city in North Central Florida, with a population of 141,085 in 2020. It is the principal city of the Gainesville metropolitan area, which had a population of 339,247 in 2020. Gainesville is home to the University of Florida, the fourth-largest public university campus by enrollment in the United States as of the 2021–2022 academic year. The university is represented by the Florida Gators sports teams in NCAA competitions.   read more…

University of Manchester

2 September 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Universities, Colleges, Academies Reading Time:  7 minutes

Whitworth Hall © Michael D Beckwith

Whitworth Hall © Michael D Beckwith

The University of Manchester is a public research university in Manchester, England. The main campus is south of Manchester City Centre on Oxford Road. The university owns and operates major cultural assets such as the Manchester Museum, The Whitworth art gallery, the John Rylands Library, the Tabley House Collection and the Jodrell Bank Observatory – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The University of Manchester is considered a red brick university, a product of the civic university movement of the late 19th century. The current University of Manchester was formed in 2004 following the merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) and the Victoria University of Manchester. This followed a century of the two institutions working closely with one another.   read more…

University of St Andrews in Scotland

1 September 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Universities, Colleges, Academies Reading Time:  6 minutes

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© Holger Uwe Schmitt/cc-by-sa-4.0

The University of St Andrews (Scots: University o St Andras; Scottish Gaelic: Oilthigh Chill Rìmhinn; abbreviated as St And, from the Latin: Sancti Andreae, in post-nominals) is a public university in St Andrews, Scotland. It is the oldest of the four ancient universities of Scotland and, following the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the third-oldest university in the English-speaking world. St Andrews was founded in 1413 when the Avignon Antipope Benedict XIII issued a papal bull to a small founding group of Augustinian clergy. Along with the universities of Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh, St Andrews was part of the Scottish Enlightenment during the 18th century.   read more…

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