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Where do universities come from?

Asked by willbrawn (6606points) September 6th, 2008 from iPhone

how are they started? Are they smaller colleges that become more popular and get money? Does a private group decide to build one?

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Skyrail's avatar

This article may prove to be of interest to you, I did begin reading it and it did seem interesting, but I’ve not read it all. I do know in the UK a number of colleges have been granted university status, other universities I guess started off as universities and such. I’m sorry I could provide much info, but hopefully the article I linked will give you a push off point :)

Seesul's avatar

My alma mater was a college when I attended. It became a university a few tears ago.

gailcalled's avatar

@see: surely it was not that bad?

Seesul's avatar

^^^
...flies over Seesul’s thick skull. ???

gailcalled's avatar

“a university a few tears ago..” a truly lovely typo, dear heart.

Lightlyseared's avatar

well a girl university and a boy university meet and decide they like each other very much…

Seesul's avatar

…gc: dumb iPhone intuitive spelling. I also need to wear my glasses more often.
Actually, we alums WERE quite upset because they renamed the college as well and we really loved the original name.

gailcalled's avatar

What was and is it now, if it’s OK to ask here? Not the one just north of Philly?

pathfinder's avatar

I guess It can come enviroment laws from.It is gathering of informaciones more and more.

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