Information about the University of Parma

Dating back to the ninth century, the University of Parma is one of the oldest universities in the world.

Its centuries-old history dates back to March 13, 962, when Emperor Ottonian I conferred on Hubertus, the Bishop of Parma, the initiation of the University in the so called “Diploma”. This document, which granted to the Bishop the power to order and elect legal leaders (“eligere et ordinare notaries”), was the foundation for an educational institution that would last centuries later, and is still preserved in the Bishop’s Archives in Parma.

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