The word university is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, roughly meaning "community of teachers and scholars.".The predecessor of the modern university found its roots in Paris, especially under the guidance of Peter Abelard, who wrote Sic et Non Yes and No which collected texts for university study.

Notes University Online Etymology Dictionary.From Cambridge English Corpus Collocations with university These are words often used in combination with university.Most universities of international excellence in Europe were registered by the Holy Roman Empire as a Studium Generale.

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