Special Sub-Topic: Universities around the World
|This university is generally considered by many to be the very first university in the world. Established in the 5th century B.C, which university are we talking about?|
Nalanda University, India. The Nalanda University was founded around 5th century BC and was an ancient seat of higher learning attracting Buddhist scholars from around the world. The famous scholar Huen Tsang stayed and studied here in the 7th century AD. The university had close to 2,000 teachers and a student strength of more than 10,000 at its peak. The Nanjing University was founded around 250 AD while the University of Bologna was founded in 1088. Oxford was founded about the year 1096 AD.
|The University of Vlora is one of only four universities in this small European nation. Which country is this university located in?|
Albania. The other four universities in Albania are the Polytechnic University of Tirana, University of Elbasan "Aleksander Xhuvani" and the University of Tirana.
|The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoritical Physics is funded majorly by the government of the country in which it is located and operates under the aegies of two United Nations organizations. Where is the Centre located?|
Trieste, Italy. The Centre was founded in 1964 and is named after one of the greatest exponents of physics in the 20th century, Prof. Abdus Salam, the Pakistan-born Nobel laureate. The UNESCO and the IAEA are the two UN agencies that take care of the Centre.
|The University of South Pacific is located on which Islands?|
Fiji. Established in 1968, the University of South Pacific caters to the 12 member countries in the South Pacific region. Students from such places like Tonga, Cook Islands, Kiribati and Samoa attend the university.
|The Al-Azhar University is one of the oldest operating universities in the world. Where in the world is this university?|
Egypt. The university was founded around 969 AD in Cairo. The first lecture was said to be delivered in 975 AD.
|The University of Aegean is located on five different islands in the Aegean Sea. In which country is this university located?|
Greece. The university was founded in 1920 and was first called the "Ionian University." It is one of the largest universities in Greece today.
|The Jawaharlal Nehru University is considered among the finest educational institutions in India. In which major city is this university situated?|
New Delhi. Named after the first Prime Minister of India, the JNU is relatively young, at 30 years but has created a reputation for itself as a fine educational institution. JNU once boasted among its faculty K R Narayanan, the former President of India while several others from the university's faculty have gone on to win national awards and honours.
|With over 25,000 students, the Middlesex University is one of the largest universities in the United Kingdom. Where in the UK is this university?|
London. The university also has more international students over (5,000) than any other university in UK. It was also one of the first universities in the UK to be audited under the Quality Assurance Agency Institutional Audit process.
|Established in 1991 in Baku, Azerbaijan, this university was the first private university of the erstwhile NIS countries. Which university are we talking about?|
Khazar University. A research oriented university, Khazar is the first university in Azerbaijan where the main language of instruction is English. The university attracts students from other countries of NIS, several European countries, Iran, Turkey, India, Pakistan, and other countries.
|In which country is the Aligarh Muslim University situated?|
India. Established as the Mohammedan Anglo Oriental College in 1875, it was elevated to the status of a university in 1920 by an Act of the Indian Legislative Council. The AMU is one of the major universities in India today with over 30,000 students.
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