• muhammad moosa

    nice and beautiful universities

  • http://www.facebook.com/khalidseraj13 Khawaja Khalid Seraj

    kaash………! our leaders take interest on this side???????????

  • jack

    say that there where universities befor them u dont know

  • http://www.facebook.com/rheza.apriliansyah Rheza Apriliansyah

    I have heard from some literature that University Al-Azhar in Cairo, Egypt had became as one of the oldest university in the world. Does anyone have any idea about that???

    • http://www.facebook.com/Mr.Kheladi Ejaz Ahmad Khan

      No doubt Al-Azhar University was first educational instituate on the world but i think this was founded in 970 or 972 as a madrasa not as university at that time. In 1961, Al-Azhar was established as a university under the government of Egypt’s second President Gamal Abdel Nasser when a wide range of secular faculties were added for the first time, such as business, economics, science, pharmacy, medicine, engineering and agriculture. Before that date, the Encyclopaedia of Islam classifies the Al-Azhar variously as madrasa, center of higher learning and, since the 19th century, religious university, but not as a university in the full sense, referring to the modern transition process as “from madrasa to university”. An Islamic women’s faculty was also added in the same year, six years after Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah had been the first woman to speak at the university.

      • Nazif Ali

        Medicine has been taught in Al-azhar since it was established. Scholars of all fields from around the world used to come at Al-Azhar to discuss and explore. Even the white coat that doctors wear today was originated there.

  • Juan Rodriguez

    Morocco’s Al Carauin University is the oldest university in the world.

    • http://sporteology.com/ Khabir Uddin Mughal

      Al-Karaouine was founded with an associated school, or madrasa – in 859 by Fatima (Morocco’s Al Carauin University)al-Fihri, the daughter of a merchant Mohammed Al-Fihri. It was described by some sources as a university, but there is a contraduction.

      Al-Karaouine’s institutional status before World War II is disputed with most sources considering it to just be a madrasah or mosque school but with some sources considering it to also be a university.

      Historians of the university, encyclopedias and dictionaries of the Middle Ages consider that the university (from Latin universitas) was an institution unique to Christian Europe, that the first universities were all located in Western Europe with Paris and Bologna often cited as the earliest examples

      • Jamalovic

        You totaly wrog .

        Further, regarding universities they were a pure islamic product at the Muslims golden ages when europe (and rest of the world) were in dark ages and they used to send their people to study in those islamic universities especially in Andalusia(iberia now) and cecilia (in italy) …all that was on Arabic.

      • Anwar

        Madrasah just means place of learning. kindergarten or university its the same. Al-Karaouine was the first degree giving university(jami’at). The dispute originate from western/christian scholars who tried their very best to downplay and even eradicate the achievements of their subjects in colonial territories. Its well researched.

    • Anwar

      AL-Qarawiyyin or al-Karaouine is the oldest and continually operating university in the world. est 859. All European universities were modeled after Islamic universities! Even pope Silvester(999) studied logic and science there. Well met Juan.

  • Excellent

    this ten universites are really old some were built even before JESUS came to earth

  • Why changing history?

    The oldest university in the world is Al Zaitouna in Tunisia
    Arabs were the first to build universities.

    • http://sporteology.com/ Khabir Uddin Mughal

      Al-Zaytuna, no doubt one of oldest learning center in history. This is a graet mosque originally and is known to host one of the first and greatest universities in the history of Islam. Many Muslim scholars were graduated from the Al-Zaytuna for over a thousand years. From Ibn ‘Arafa, one of the greatest scholars of Islam, Imam Mazari, the great traditionalist and jurist to the famous Tunisian poet Aboul-Qacem Echebbi and countless others all taught there.

      But Al-Zaytuna is not famous as university – much famous as a Mosque – not corrently working as university, So I think that’s why… this is not in the list.

      • ajay

        hope this is not a list of famous universities,what do you mean by famous,famous doesn’t mean a few europeans must know about it.

        • http://sporteology.com/ Khabir Uddin Mughal

          what you mean dear? this is the list of oldest universities, defiantly not about famous universities.

  • Ramachandran Mangalamkat

    How did you forget Nalanda?

    Nalanda was one of the World’s first residential Universities(Source: Wikipedia). The University was burned by the rogue invaders and is now in ruins in present day State of Bihar.

    • http://www.wonderslist.com/ Ejaz Khan

      Dear @ramachandranmangalamkat:disqus this is a list of 10 oldest universities which are in continuous operation.

      • Ramachandran Mangalamkat

        Greetings of the day. Thanks Ejaz for your rersponse.

        • http://www.wonderslist.com/ Ejaz Khan

          You are welcome

      • ajay

        it must be mentioned,how do you think readers will understand

        • http://www.wonderslist.com/ Ejaz Khan

          It’s mentioned in first paragraph of article

  • giuseppe manzo

    the schola medica salernitana is the oldest university of the west

  • Nishant Soni

    I laughed so hard. Because the oldest Universities on Earth are India’s Takshashila (700 BC) & Nalanda Universities. Nalanda is opening again next year after centuries..

    & the articles should include “In continuous operation” if that’s the case.

    • Wroots

      You didn’t read the article very well. It states: “At top of the list of ten oldest universities in the world which are in continuous operation.”

      Closing down and opening up again doesn’t count.

  • Omar EL Maadarani

    According to Guinness world records University of Karueein, founded in 859 AD in Fez, Morocco is the oldest university. So do not change history. Arabs and Muslims are the founder of higher education . And all resources consider it to be founded as a university not as school.

    • Quester

      After the Arabs and Muslims destroyed other universities that existed before Mohammed and plundered cultures. You have the audacity to claim that they are the founders of higher education. You cannot hide the truth you can only try to hide it.

      • Oscar

        Arabs and muslims destroyed universities??? The biggest libraries,schools and universities, in middle ages were in middle east. Who destroyed libraries and higher education institutions were the cristians, who also forbid real cience (flat earth hahahah). If you remember muslims in middle ages were the ones who preserved the greek, roman and oriental cience, and also developped it.

        • IdiotMuslim

          Sure mate, that’s why 98% of the inventions, discoveries and contributions to science, medicine, technology, space are made / discovered by non-Muslims

          • GANDU hindu

            WTF!!! r u saying….@idiot hindus ?
            for sample….
            do u know who is the Missile Man of India..?
            Fucker hindus like u everywhere…..

        • vinsin

          Muslims invaders destroyed all universities in subcontinent,

  • nasranichristian

    What about Nalanda 5th AD of India

  • pradeep

    Oldest university is banaras university in india found more than 1000 years ago

  • Ghana Boy

    How about the ancient university in Timbuktu.
    Maybe because it was located in Africa it dosn’t count

  • http://meryslim.blogspot.com/ MerySlim

    the title must change The oldest Moerdn University………

  • Adam

    University of al-Qarawiyyin
    is auniversity located in Fes, Morocco.founded by Fatima al-Fihri in 859
    It is the oldest existing, continually operating and the first degree awarding educational institution in the world according to UNESCO and Guinness World Records[5

  • Adam M. Bakr

    the second oldest is al azhar uiversity,,it was found by Al-Mu’izz li-Din Allah in 972 a.d and its located in cairo,egypt!!! the first is AL-Qarawiyyin university in morocco

  • wrishav roy

    as i know that takhshila and nalanda was the oldest university of the world . you must mention it
    .before writing anything you must study first and put the correct facts on internet.WISH U BEST OF LUCK

    • vinsin

      Those are already destroyed long time back. You must study that on internet.

  • wrishav roy

    taxila university was established in 600BC. the founders of the mentioned universities didnt even existed that time………. they are mere children.

  • JamesGodwin

    Are you fucking kidding us? University of Al-Karaouine in Morocco is the first university in the universe. Stop hating on Muslims you stupid people.

  • Suvadip

    you should also see nalanda university in india which was established during the tenure of mauryan emperor ashoka and became the seat of learning from 500 C.E.