The original Latin word "universitas" refers in general to "a number of persons associated into one body, a society, company, community, guild, corporation, etc." At the time of the emergence of urban town life and medievalguilds, specialised "associations of students and teachers with collective legal rights usually guaranteed by charters issued by princes, prelates, or the towns in which they were located" came to be denominated by this general term. Like other guilds, they were self-regulating and determined the qualifications of their members.
In modern usage the word has come to mean "An institution of higher education offering tuition in mainly non-vocational subjects and typically having the power to confer degrees," with the earlier emphasis on its corporate organization considered as applying historically to Medieval universities.
University Station is the busiest LRT station in Edmonton, serving an average of 29,470 passengers per weekday.
University Station was opened August 23, 1992 and was the first LRT Station located on the south side of the North Saskatchewan River. It is connected to Grandin (Government Centre) Station by the Dudley B. Menzies Bridge, a dedicated LRT bridge (with a lower level for pedestrians and cyclists). With the exception of the bridge and its approaches, the LRT line between Grandin Station and University Station runs through underground tunnels.
The station has a 123 metre long centre loading platform that can accommodate two five-car LRT trains at the same time, with one train on each side of the platform. The platform is just over eight metres wide. Access to the platform is from a concourse level by stairs and escalators located at each end of the platform. There is also an elevator at the north end of the platform. The concourse level provides access to the surface and to the university's Housing Union Building (HUB). It is the deepest station on the line, at a depth of 23 metres below the surface.
The university was ranked 15th in the UK and 76th in the world in the QS World University Rankings for 2015-16. In 2013, Birmingham was named 'University of the Year 2014' in the Times Higher Education awards. The 2015 Global Employability University Ranking places Birmingham at 80th world-wide and 12th in the UK. Birmingham is also ranked 4th in the UK for Graduate Prospects in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015.
With PanjabUniversity (PU) in the middle of pay revision, the varsity is planning to nullify (ab initio) its Assured Financial Upgradation (AFU) scheme, as it is not the part of Punjab’s pay structure ... of the university and not a part of Punjab government’s civil service rules.
It appears that non-science students in senior high school (SHS) in Ghana have historically been limited in their options for pursuing science-related courses at the university level ... He further added that universities that introduce STEM courses will be motivated with grants and other incentives.
The decision by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to allow foreign universities to set up campuses in India with the freedom to structure courses and fees could drastically alter the higher education ecosystem ... University research is the undervalued prize that India could win ... University Grants Commission (UGC) ... foreign universities.
Islamabad.France has invited applications for studying postgraduate courses in its universities on scholarship ... A total of 170 scholarships programmes offered by the French government, universities, regions or companies are listed on the Campus Bourses scholarship search engine on the Campus France Pakistan website i.e.
Elizabeth City StateUniversity will receive more than $2 million through a federal program designed to expand access to broadband service in minority communities ...ECSU is one of 12 minority-serving colleges and universities that received a combined $35 million in grants from the U.S.
The $3.8 million grant will provide technical and financial assistance to producers to incorporate cover crops into their operations ... The USDA grant was awarded in the amount of $3.8 million to Agoro Carbon as part of the second funding pool. Other partners in this grant include the California WalnutBoard and Commission and GO Seed.
Using detailed Texas data, I once revealed that the University of Texas had a substantial number of very highly paid professors with few outside grants, modest research ...Perhaps states could further support privatization by matching private gifts to universities with state grants.
Long’s company agreed to build the library and sell the city a piece of land on UniversityAvenue in exchange for a piece of city-owned land on San Pablo Avenue between Addison Street and University Avenue, in addition to annual payments to retire the building’s cost.
The UI deposited the remaining $985.9 million into an endowment administered by a new UI Strategic Initiative Fund — a nonprofit the university created to manage the investment; grant money to the UI "to support concessionaire payments"; and distribute proceeds across campus to advance its strategic plans and purposes.