23 Dazzling University Campuses Around The Globe

By Niyati Shinde on Jan 18, 2016
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There’s beauty in architecture. The way it feels when you look at a marvellous building and it feels like it is trying to have a conversation with you. The structures within colleges and universities must have witnessed so many untold stories- their walls whispering the secrets every time you walk by. We at TripHobo have compiled a list of dazzling university campuses around the world. These mighty marvels have stood the test of time, have birthed brilliant students and are a beautiful sight to look at:

1. University of Edinburgh:


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Founded in the year 1582, the University of Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s oldest universities.

2. University of Oxford:


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A dreamy campus, Oxford's yellow-golden stone buildings and gorgeous spires have inspired generations of students.

3. University of Minnesota:

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Located in the ‘happiest city in America’, the University of Minnesota is a beautiful juxtaposition of the ancient and the contemporary. The above photograph is of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum present on the campus of the university.


4. University of Sydney:

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Spread across two suburbs of Sydney, the University of Sydney is the oldest university in Australia. The campus boasts of neo gothic as well as modern architecture.

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5. University of Coimbra:


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Located in Portugal, the University of Coimbra is known for its awe-inspiring architecture, its humongous libraries and its stellar education system.

6. Stanford University:


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Spread across 8000 acres in the San Francisco Peninsula, most of the campus of the Stanford University was destroyed in the devastating earthquake of 1906. The 1989 earthquake further caused damage to the campus. After spending billions of dollars on rebuilding and renovation, the university campus is now dazzling and earthquake resistant.

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7. Flagler College:


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A private one, the Flagler College is a liberal arts college located in St. Augustine, Florida. Charming isn’t it?

8. Trinity College:


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Recognized for academic excellence, this historic and beautiful university campus is located in the heart of Dublin, Ireland.

9. University of Cambridge:

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This mesmerizing college campus needs no introduction! Established in the early 13th century, Cambridge is regarded as one of the best universities in the world. Boasting of Gothic architecture, the King’s College Chapel on the campus is an intriguing sight.


10. Harvard University:


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Tree lined courtyards, red brick buildings and manicured lawns, the Harvard University campus looks postcard perfect. Established in the year 1636, this campus is the oldest in America.

11. Wake Forest University:


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A winter dreamland, the Wake Forest University was founded in 1834 and is situated in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

12. University of Otago:


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Located in the picturesque city of Dunedin, New Zealand, the University of Otago’s campus blends perfectly with its serene surroundings.

13. Elon University:


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Having one of the most dazzling campuses in the world, the manicured and landscaped grounds of the Elon University were designated as a botanical garden in 2005.  

14. University of Cape Town:


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Set against a stunning backdrop, the University of Cape Town is the second oldest university in Africa. Located near the Devil’s Peak, the looming mountains add to the charm of this campus.

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15. Furman University:


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Full of Georgian-styled architecture, the Furman University ranks among the top campuses in USA.

16. University of Pune:


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Recently renamed as Savitribai Phule Pune University, the university’s campus is spread across 411 acres. Founded in 1948, the university is one of the premier institutions in India.  

17. University of Glasgow:


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The fourth oldest university in the English speaking world, the University of Glasgow looks like an insanely lavish castle doesn’t it?


18. Yonsei University:


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Considered one of the most prestigious educational establishments in the country, the Yonsei University is located in Seoul. Founded in the year 1885, the university is one of the oldest universities in South Korea.

19. Aarhus University:


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Founded in 1928, the Aarhus University is the second oldest university in Denmark.

20. Peking University:

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Located within the Qing Dynasty royal gardens, the Peking University campus boasts of striking traditional Chinese structures like pagodas, tea houses, sculptures and bridges.

21. Moscow State University:


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Although relatively young in terms of the year of construction, the Moscow State University is still a lovely feature of Moscow. The main building and its reflection in the pool provide fantastic photography opportunities.

22. University of Bologna:


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The oldest university in the world, the University of Bologna is situated in Italy and was founded in the year 1088. It definitely has a dazzlingly beautiful university campus.

23. Salamanca University:


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Located in the town of Salamanca, near Madrid, the Salamanca University was founded in the year 1094 and is the second oldest university in Europe.

Do you agree with our choices? Or is your university better than the ones mentioned here? Comment below with a photo of your campus and we’ll include it in the list.

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