University

A university is an institution of higher education and research which grants academic degrees in a variety of subjects and provides both undergraduate education and postgraduate education. The word "university" is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, which roughly means "community of teachers and scholars."

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Stanford University - History - Recent History
... $6.2 billion dollars, exceeding its initial goal by $2 billion, making it the most successful university fundraising campaign in history ... In 2012, Stanford opened the Stanford Center at Peking University, a just-under 400,000-square-foot, three-story research center at the heart of Peking University, consistently ranked ... Ambassador to China Gary Locke, Stanford President John Hennessy, and Peking University Party Chief Zhu Shanlu ...
University Of Canterbury
... The University of Canterbury (Māori Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha postnominal abbreviation Cantuar ... the Latin name for Canterbury) was initiated and founded by scholars from the University of Oxford in 1873 and is New Zealand's second-oldest university ...
Xu Dishan
... After obtaining a BA degree from the Yenching University, he continued his studies at Columbia University and Oxford University ... He is also remembered as an educationalist and professor at Yenching University, Peking University and Tsinghua University ... association with Hong Kong began in 1936 when he was appointed by Hong Kong University to be dean of the department of Chinese literature ...
Stanford University - Campus
... Stanford University is located on an 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus on the San Francisco Peninsula, in the northwest part of the Santa Clara Valley (Silicon Valley) approximately 37 miles (60 km) southeast of ... The university also operates at several more remote locations (see below) ... census-designated place within unincorporated Santa Clara County, although some of the university land (including the Stanford Shopping Center and the Stanford Research Park) is within the city limits of Palo Alto ...
University Of Canterbury - Personnel
... In September 2011, the University had a total of 18,178 students, 16,862 domestic students and 1,324 international students (students apart from New Zealand citizens or residents) ... The University employed 589 full-time equivalent academic staff and 979 full-time equivalent general staff ... However as of September 2012, the University had only 15,608 students, 14,087 domestic students and 1,521 international students ...

Famous quotes containing the word university:

    Priests are not men of the world; it is not intended that they should be; and a University training is the one best adapted to prevent their becoming so.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    The university must be retrospective. The gale that gives direction to the vanes on all its towers blows out of antiquity.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    In the United States, it is now possible for a person eighteen years of age, female as well as male, to graduate from high school, college, or university without ever having cared for, or even held, a baby; without ever having comforted or assisted another human being who really needed help. . . . No society can long sustain itself unless its members have learned the sensitivities, motivations, and skills involved in assisting and caring for other human beings.
    Urie Bronfenbrenner (b. 1917)