What are universities?

Some articles on universities:

University Of Exeter - Academic Profile - Admissions
... A-level grades of AAB or above that entered universities in England in 2009/2010 ... Daily Telegraph also concluded that Exeter was one of twelve elite universities in England ... Exeter was in the first group of UK universities to require an A* grade in A-level examinations as part of its standard offer for entry into some undergraduate courses ...
University Of Houston System
... state university system in Texas, encompassing four separate and distinct universities ... and distance learning sites for its universities ... has over 65,000 students from the four separate universities ...
National University Of Lesotho - Membership
... Association of Commonwealth Universities Association of African Universities International Association of Universities Southern African Regional Universities Association ...

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    ... though mathematics may teach a man how to build a bridge, it is what the Scotch Universities call the humanities, that teach him to be civil and sweet-tempered.
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