What is university?

  • (noun): Establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching.
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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 - 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 ... The university also operates at several more remote locations (see below) ... 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 ...
Stanford University - History - Recent History
... billion dollars, exceeding its initial goal by $2 billion, making it the most successful university fundraising campaign in history ... 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 as the best ... Ambassador to China Gary Locke, Stanford President John Hennessy, and Peking University Party Chief Zhu Shanlu ...
Xu Dishan
... After obtaining a BA degree from the Yenching University, he continued his studies at Columbia University and Oxford University ... also remembered as an educationalist and professor at Yenching University, Peking University and Tsinghua University ... with Hong Kong began in 1936 when he was appointed by Hong Kong University to be dean of the department of Chinese literature ...
University Of Canterbury
... The University of Canterbury (Māori Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha postnominal abbreviation Cantuar ... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "university":

  • (noun): A large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees.
  • (noun): The body of faculty and students at a university.

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