A mega university is a university with a large number of enrolled students in which distance learning techniques are used to deliver courses to them, which also makes the courses particularly cost-effective. A professor giving a lecture at the Helsinki University of Technology A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... Students attending a lecture at the Helsinki University of Technology Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stÅdÄrÄ, which means to direct ones zeal at; hence a student is one who directs zeal at a subject. ... Distance Learning is learning carried out apart from the usual classroom setting; in an asynchronous setting. ...
It was a foreshadow of the rise of the University in the 11th century.
The first European medieval university was the University of Magnaura in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey), founded in 849 by the emperor Bardas, followed by the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy, and the University of Paris in Paris, France.
Many historians state that the universities and cathedral schools are part of the continuation of the interest in learning kept up by the monks in their monasteries during the dark age.
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