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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... 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 ... 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 ...
... After obtaining a BA degree from the Yenching University, he continued his studies at Columbia University and Oxford University ... as an educationalist and professor at Yenching University, Peking University and Tsinghua University ... Hong Kong began in 1936 when he was appointed by Hong Kong University to be dean of the department of Chinese literature ...
... 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 ... The university also operates at several more remote locations (see below) ... is a census-designated place within unincorporated Santa Clara County, although some of the university land (including the Stanford Shopping Center and the ...
... The University of Canterbury (Māori Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha postnominal abbreviation Cantuar ... for Canterbury) was initiated and founded by scholars from the University of Oxford in 1873 and is New Zealand's second-oldest university ...
... 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 ... to China Gary Locke, Stanford President John Hennessy, and Peking University Party Chief Zhu Shanlu ...
More definitions of "university":
- (noun): The body of faculty and students at a university.
- (noun): Establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching.
Famous quotes containing the word university:
“Within the university ... you can study without waiting for any efficient or immediate result. You may search, just for the sake of searching, and try for the sake of trying. So there is a possibility of what I would call playing. Its perhaps the only place within society where play is possible to such an extent.”
—Jacques Derrida (b. 1930)
“The scholar is that man who must take up into himself all the ability of the time, all the contributions of the past, all the hopes of the future. He must be an university of knowledges.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“It is the goal of the American university to be the brains of the republic.”
—Johan Huizinga (18721945)