Oldest Universities in Europe list
10. University of Toulouse (Toulouse, France, Founded in 1229)
The University of Toulouse III Paul Sabatier was founded in 1229 and is among the ten of the oldest universities in the world. The whole scientific disciplines in health, technologies and sport are taught at the University Paul Sabatier, whose size, scientific radiation, number of students, quality of its courses makes it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The university is divided into several Units of Formation and Research (UFR), Faculties and Institutes, account nearly 28000 students, 2000 professors-researchers, 600 researchers working for national organizations of research and 1300 Engineers. The UPS forms each year several thousands of scientists and technical junior managers, doctors, dental surgeons, pharmacists, researchers and teachers. The University is in partnership with many companies in order to give the students a chance to get work experience, while studying, but also to help with a smoother transition into the workplace.
Founded by Frederick II, a Roman Emperor.
The University of Naples Federico II is a university located in Naples, Italy. It first opened its doors in 1224 and is organized into 13 faculties. It is the world’s oldest state university and one of the oldest academic institutions to still be in operation.
The University of Naples Federico II was founded by emperor of the Holy Roman Empire Frederick II on 5 June 1224. It is the most ancient state-supported institution of higher education and research in the world. One of the most famous students of this university was Roman Catholic theologian and philosopher Thomas Aquinas.
8. University of Padua (Padua, Italy, Founded in 1222)
Founded by scholars and professors after leaving Bologna.
The University of Padua is Italian university that is situated in the city of Padua, Italy. The University of Padua was founded in 1222 as a school of law and was one of the most prominent universities in early modern Europe. It is also one of the earliest universities of the world and the second oldest in Italy. As of 2010 the university had about 65, 000 students.