The university system as we know it developed in Europe around what were then called “cathedral schools.”
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The university system as we know it developed in Europe around what were then called “cathedral schools”: academies, normally attached to a monastery or cathedral, for clergymen studying canon law, theology and philosophy. Soon, these schools opened their doors to the laity, thus becoming literacy centers that granted the same degrees we obtain today: bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
Here, we present you the five oldest universities in Europe. Click on the slideshow to discover them!
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