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The Charles University in Prague

During the 1300's, students of Charles University initially studied the arts, and then progressed onto 1 of the other 3 disciplines (law, theology and medicine). Theology was deemed to be the most important. The student population was diverse and classes got taught in Latin. Czechs comprised just 25% of all students.

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Founded by Emperor Charles IV on 7 April 1348, it is the oldest university north of the Alps and still serving its original purpose. Unfortunately only little was preserved of the original building (a beautiful bay window, for example), but the courtyard was rebuilt in Gothic style after 1948.

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