Heidelberg, University of


Heidelberg, University of

Autonomous university at Heidelberg, Germany. It was founded in 1386 and modeled on the University of Paris. The first college was founded by the Cistercian order. The university suffered a decline in the 17th–18th centuries but regained its prestige after a reorganization in the early 19th century, becoming a centre of sciences, law, and philosophy.

Variants of HEIDELBERG, UNIVERSITY OF

Heidelberg, University of German Ruprecht-Karl-Universität Heidelberg

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