1. France: University of Paris:
Founded between 1160 and 1250 in the capital of France, the University of Paris, commonly known as ‘la Sorbonne’, is known as one of the first established universities in Europe, though it was suspended from 1793 to 1896, after the French Revolution. The University of Paris is scattered throughout the city, divided into 13 facilities in 1970, all of which have maintained the reputation of the original university. Of these 13 schools, the highest ranked IS the Sorbonne University which is a new amalgamation of the University of Paris-Sorbonne and the Universities of Pierre, Marie Curie (ranked 83 in the world) and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University (287th).
2. Germany: University of Heidelberg:
The Heidelberg University – also known as Ruperto Carola – was established in 1386 and it is Germany’s oldest university. It is also one of the leading research universities in Europe.
The school has 160 programs, awarding both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Many influential politicians, philosophers and scientists are alumni of the university, including Max Weber – founder of modern sociology – and philosopher Hannah Arendt.
3. Greece: National University and Kapodistria Athens:
Ranked among the top 700 universities in the world is the National University and Kapodistrian of Athens. Often shortened to “University of Athens”, the school was formed in 1837 and it is the oldest Greek university. The university has approximately 125,000 students currently enrolled, offering programs in a wide range of subjects, including law, languages, health science, philosophy, political science, and natural science. The university has four main campuses, each in a different town in Athens.
4. Hungary: University of Pécs:
The University of Pécs, the oldest university in Hungary, was founded in 1367. It is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the country and offers many programs for about 20,000 students. About 4,500 foreign students representing more than 110 countries around the world are studying at the university. UP offers around 70 programs, from preparatory to doctoral courses and postgraduate programs for international students, taught in English and German.
5. Ireland: Trinity College Dublin:
Trinity College Dublin was established in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth modeled of Oxford and Cambridge. This school is currently the learning place of nearly 17 thousand undergraduate and postgraduate students from 122 countries all over the world, including Vietnam. Although Trinity does not have a university structure like the other two, it offers many course ranging from acting to zoology. Trinity also helps its students by assigning each student a private tutor and providing career counseling on campus.
6. Italy: University of Bologna:
The University of Bologna was founded in 1088 and has never ceased to operate, holding the title of the oldest university in the world. In the past, the school only taught doctoral level, but today the school has a variety of programs at all levels. The school has about 87,760 pupils enrolling, including about 6,400 international students. The University of Bologna is ranked 160th in the QS World University Rankings 2021.
7. Latvia: Riga Technical University:
Riga Technical University was established in 1862. This is the cradle which produced many talented researches to serve the country’s economy. RTU has a high degree of expertise in design, information technology, civil engineering, energy materials, etc. This higher education institution has a selective admission policy based on exams grade and academic scores from the student’s secondary school level.
8. Lithuania: Vilnius University:
Since its founding in the 16th century, in 1579, Vilnius University, an integral part of European science and culture, has embodied the concept of a classical university and its unity of research and teaching. It is also the oldest university in the three Baltic countries. Its architecture and interiors are exquisite and a model of Baroque architecture, where visitors can visit the clock tower and beautiful campus landscape.
9. Luxembourg: University of Luxembourg:
The University of Luxembourg, formed in 2003, is the country’s only public university. Pupils here have the option to study in 3 faculties and 2 interdisciplinary centers of the school including the fields of Science, Technology, Communication, Law, Economics, Languages and Arts. The university has more than 6,170 international students from 115 countries around the globe.