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The University of Bologna celebrated its 900th Anniversary in 1988, and continues to be a source of enviable academic excellence.

The University of Paris was established in the 12th Century and became the centre for European educational excellence. Shut down four times in periods of political turmoil, student riots in 1968 saw it finally disintegrate into thirteen different institutions two years later.

England's oldest University Oxford has been a seat of learning and controversy since 1096. This tradition continues to produce well-educated free-thinkers in demand throughout the world.

Cambridge University, which is thought to be the fourth oldest university in the world, was founded by wandering youths as young as 14 years of age who were in search of knowledge

The University of Salamanca, Madrid in Spain is believed to be the fifth oldest university in the world still operating. Government meddling that began in 1854 reduced its academic status considerably, although today things are improving again.

French Education Minister Luc Chatel has reached out for further cross-Channel concord, by proposing English foreign language education for French toddlers aged three.
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