Jan 6, 2008

University (Word of the Day, 2008/1/2)

By Kevin Chiu

University, plural: uni·ver·si·ties
Middle English universite, from Anglo-French université, from Medieval Latin universitat-, universitas, from Latin universus
• Date: 14th century
►An institution of higher learning providing facilities for teaching and research and authorized to grant academic degrees; specifically: one made up of an undergraduate division which confers bachelor's degrees and a graduate division which comprises a graduate school and professional schools each of which may confer master's degrees and doctorates.

►Community of teachers and scholars
-- Which university did you go to/were you at (= did you study at)?

Open University: noun [S] UK

►In Britain, a college especially established to educate older people who did not get a degree when they were young.
►Students study by special television and radio programmes and they usually send their work to their teachers by post.

• Associate’s Degree --- Community College
• Bachelor’s Degree -- College or University
• Master’s Degree – Graduate School
• Specialist’s Degree
• Doctoral Degree
• Post Doctoral Degree

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