- an institution of learning of the highest level, having a college of liberal arts and a program of graduate studies together with several professional schools, as of theology, law, medicine, and engineering, and authorized to confer both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Continental European universities usually have only graduate or professional schools.
Origin of university
Examples from the Web for university
“The origin of Brokpas is lost in antiquity,” a research article from the University of Delhi notes.The Himalayas’ Hidden Aryans
January 3, 2015
The zoologist at University of Tubingen in Germany gave a bunch of spiders some LSD.Zebra Finches, Dolphins, Elephants, and More Animals Under the Influence
December 31, 2014
Ziad and Sabrine dated in secret during their time at university.A Sunni-Shia Love Story Imperiled by al Qaeda
December 26, 2014
In 1950, Serna earned his Ph.D. from the University of Havana, where he had befriended a classmate named Fidel Castro.Obama’s One Hand Clap With Castro
December 24, 2014
In August 1984, I arrived at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, eager to jump into college life.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything
December 16, 2014
Mr. Gladstone was again returned unopposed for the University of Oxford.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
He might in England, you know, if he were a fellow of a University.The Bacillus of Beauty
She evidently did not relish his glib talk about the university.
I think it's a shame that girls are not allowed to go to the university; don't you?
There are plenty of boys' schools, too, but the university is the university.
- an institution of higher education having authority to award bachelors' and higher degrees, usually having research facilities
- the buildings, members, staff, or campus of a university
Word Origin and History for university
c.1300, "institution of higher learning," also "body of persons constituting a university," from Anglo-French université, Old French universitei (13c.), from Medieval Latin universitatem (nominative universitas), in Late Latin "corporation, society," from Latin, "the whole, aggregate," from universus "whole, entire" (see universe). In the academic sense, a shortening of universitas magistrorum et scholarium "community of masters and scholars;" superseded studium as the word for this.