jan 1, 1582 - University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh was formally established in 1582 but opened in 1583. Today, with well over 30,000 students, it is one of the 10 largest universities in the UK. Edinburgh regularly ranks among the world’s top 100 universities. Some of the smartest minds in scientific history studied here: father of the theory of evolution Charles Darwin, statistician Thomas Bayes, physicist James Clerk Maxwell, and many others.
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