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The university was founded in 1218 by Alfonso IX, king of Léon, as a royal university and was reorganized by Alfonso X, king of Léon and Castile in 1254.
Reactivated in 1940, the University of Salamanca consists of faculties of biology, chemistry, fine arts, geography and history, law, medicine, pharmacy, philology, philosophy, economics, and the physical and social sciences, as well as several affiliated institutions.
The great-grandson of a slave, Thurgood Marshall was born in Baltimore in 1908.
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  University of Salamanca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The University of Salamanca (Spanish Universidad de Salamanca), located in the town of Salamanca, west-northwest of Madrid, is the second oldest university in Spain (the first one is the university of Palencia, now disappeared), and one of the oldest in Europe.
The university was founded as a "General School of the kingdom" by the Leonese king Alfonso IX in 1218 to allow the Leonese people to study at home without having to leave for Castile.
In conjunction with the University of Cambridge, the University of Salamanca co-founded the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) in 1989.
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 Salamanca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Salamanca (population 180,000) is a leonese city in central Spain, the capital of the province of Salamanca in the autonomous community of Castile-Leon.
At the height of the university, in the 16th century, one in five of Salamanca's residents was a student, and the city's fortunes depended on those of the university.
In the Peninsular War of the Napoleonic campaigns, the Battle of Salamanca, fought July 22, 1812, was a serious setback for the French, and a mighty setback for Salamanca, whose western quarter was seriously damaged.
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 SALAMANCA - LoveToKnow Article on SALAMANCA
Salamanca belongs almost entirely to the basin of the Duero (Portuguese Douro, q.v.), its principal rivers being the Tormes, which follows the general slope of the province towards the north-west, and after a course of 135 m.
The university was naturally the chief source of wealth to the town, the population of which in the 16th century numberect 50,000, Io,ooo of whom were students.
Salamanca was a brilliant victory, and followed as it was by the capture of Madrid, it severely shook the French domination in Spain.
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 Learning to speak Spanish in Salamanca, Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Salamanca lies on a plateau by the Tormes river and is one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe.
The school in Salamanca is situated in the heart of the historic city center.
Salamanca is a typical university city attracting thousands of students from all over the world.
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 Salamanca University Spanish Courses
The University was founded by king Alfonso IX in 1218, making it the third oldest university in Europe.The university was constructed with classical Villamayor stone and its famous façade decorated with numerous ornamental motifs making it one of the most beautiful university buildings in Spain.
Salamanca University has made a great effort to attract students from all over the world and apart from both American and European students there are also many Asian and Eastern European students.
Salamanca was named a university town by Alfonso IX in 1218 and Salamanca has since been one of the most important university towns in Spain.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: University of Salamanca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In Toledo on 8 May, 1254, the king granted the university the privileges that are its Magna Carta, appointing curators, placing it under the authority of the bishop, exempting it from the regular authorities, and assigning salaries for the professors.
By petition of theking, 6 Aril, 1255, Alexander IV confirmed the courses at Salamanca, "because in the multitude of the wise is the security of kingdoms, and their govrnments are mantained not less by the advice of the prudent, than by the energy and bravery of the strong".
In 1355 the minorite friar, Dídaco Lupi, taught theology in Salamanca; but this branch, which in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was to draw the eyes of the entire world to Salamanca, did not flourish there until Benedict XIII introduced it in 1416, and Martin V re-established it in 1422.
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 Learn Spanish in Salamanca. Salamanca Spanish School
Salamanca is large enough to be able to offer the advantages of a big city but, at the same time, it has the friendly atmosphere of a small town.
Salamanca was declared a UNESCO Human Heritage Site and is known as “La Dorada” -the golden city- because of the golden glow of its sandstone buildings.
Salamanca is normally cold in the winter, with the sun breaking through for a few hours a day.
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 Spanish Language Courses in Salamanca - University courses or Private Language Schools
Salamanca University is located in the old historic center of Salamanca 2 minutes away from the central square Plaza Mayor.
In Salamanca, the Don Quijote school is located in a refurbished 16th century monastery situated in the old city center near the Cathedral and the University of Salamanca.
Salamanca was the first University town in Spain and the sand stone and renaissance buildings help to keep this atmosphere of a beautiful old University town.
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 The School of Salamanca
The University of Salamanca, one of the oldest universities in the world (founded 1218), was a prominent Dominican bastion in the late Scholastic period.
The accomplishments of the Salamanca theorists have led scholars such as Friedrich von Hayek to note that, contrary to Max Weber's thesis, it is the religion of the Jesuits and not the Calvinists, that set the grounds for capitalism.
De Soto was a professor at Salamanca from 1532, contemporaneously with Vitoria, and thus regarded as the second pillar of the Salamanca School.
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 University of Salamanca - Salamanca, Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
It is the oldest university of Spain, and one of the most representative examples of the Spanish plateresque style.
Pope Alexander IV called the University of Salamanca "one of the four torches of the world." The 40,000-book library on the top floor can symbolize Salamanca's immortality, uniting it to the world of literature and art.
The outside of the university was constructed in what is known in Spanish as "gotico plateresco." This means that it is a gothic architectural style with an abundance of detail.
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 About Salamanca University
Salamanca University is one of the oldest universities in Europe and was founded by the Spanish King Alfonse IX in 1218.
The university's golden period was during the 16th century when gold coming from conquest of South America was used to help finance its expansion; in 1584 reaching a student number of 6.778 students.
Salamanca University was assigned the task of preparing the yearly DELE exam papers, which is the official language exam for Spanish as a foreign language.
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 Spanish courses in Salamanca at the University of Salamanca
Spanish courses in Salamanca at the University of Salamanca
Salamanca is located inland, between the capital city of Madrid and the Portuguese border, in the region of Castilla Leon.
Salamanca University is the oldest university in Spain and the third oldest in Europe, dating back to the beginning of the 13th century.
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 Dear Micaela Flores,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The University of Salamanca is the best place to learn with great men like this but there is also a price for a great education.
Many educational institutions around the world have their charm and their negative aspects but I must remind you that Pope Alexander IV called the University of Salamanca "one of the four leading lights of the world", and I call it home.
Addy, G.M. The Enlightenment in the University of Salamanca.
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 Salamanca University
Salamanca University was founded in 1218 by Alfonso IX and soon became Spain's most important university.
Under the Catholic Monarchs the University continued to flourish and it was a woman professor, Beatriz de Galindo, who tutored Queen Isabel in Latin.
Nowadays the University is not prestigious as an academic institution ranking well behind those in Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla but it is very important as a Spanish language and some 30,000 students per year learn Spanish in Salamanca, many of them from the USA.
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Salamanca is often referred to as the "Golden Town." After viewing some photographs of the buildings, you should understand the reason why.
Once in awhile, the Catholic King and Queen came to Salamanca, and King Felipe II was married to María of Portugal in the city.
The University of Salamanca is one of the oldest in the world, founded by King Alfonso IX in 1243, shortly after the Universities of Bologna and Paris.
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 Salamanca and the University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Salamanca lies beside the river Tormes, as silent witness, romantic reminder of an ancient history.
The Roman Bridge, the two cathedrals, the Main Square, the University and plenty of churches and old buildings drawing the sunset shape of a tall forest of towers.
The University of Salamanca is one of the oldest universities in Europe, as Bolonia and Paris.
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 University of Salamanca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
This is the main entrance to the Universidad (University), one of the oldest in Spain - founded in 1218 as the Escuelas Salamantinas by Alfonso IX, King of León.
From that moment its growth was immeasurable; with the union of León and Castile it incorporated the newcomer - the university of Palencia; in 1254, Alfonso the Wise endowed it with a law school and professorships; the following year, Pope Alexander ranked it in the same category as Oxford; Paris and Bologna.
Inside, of most importance is the chapel, its central painting depicting the oath made by the University staff of the mystery of the immaculate Conception.
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THE UNIVERSITY OF SALAMANCA Founded in 1218 by King Alfonso IX of León, the University of Salamanca quickly became a leading center of Spanish intellectual life and shared with the Universities of Bologna, Paris, and Oxford the highest academic distinction in the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods.
Classes meet in university classrooms; there is ample opportunity to interact with Salamanca students and to participate in the academic and social life of the university.
The Pennsylvania State university is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities.
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 Universidad de Salamanca
University of Salamanca is the oldest university in
Salamanca is located 130 miles northwest of Madrid with a population of 180,000.
Salamanca is well known for its prestigious university and its stimulating intellectual and cultural environment.
www.georgetown.edu /programs/oip/os/sites/spain/salamanca.htm   (447 words)

 R-MC Study Abroad - Spain
The University of Salamanca, which was founded in 1221, is the third oldest university in Europe.
The beautiful city of Salamanca, with its golden walls and 18th century Plaza Mayor, is rich in history and, like Oxford and Cambridge, has been devoted solely to education since the Middle Ages.
On an individual basis, students who demonstrate sufficient language skills upon arrival in Salamanca may be declared eligible to take regular University of Salamanca courses in place of or in addition to those already approved for inclusion in the Randolph-Macon catalog.
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 WIU Travel and Study Abroad Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Salamanca is the most graceful city in Spain with golden medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces, and soaring cathedrals.
The prestige of the university reached its peak in the 16th century, when Pope Alexander IV declared the university to be one of the principal seats of learning of Christendom, ranking with Paris, Oxford, and Bologna.
Students are matriculated in the Facultad de Filolog’a of the University of Salamanca and fully integrated into university social and cultural life.
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 Spanish Courses University Spain
Some universities clearly do not spend much resources on their Spanish courses and only offer one standard long-term course, whereas other universities are almost just as professional as the private schools in both the quantity and quality of courses and services offered.
University courses can especially be recommended to students who are planning to study for a longer period of time or for whom it is important to get a diploma from a recognised university.
The university in Granada is a public university and....
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 Science Fair Projects - University of Salamanca
The University of Salamanca (Spanish Universidad de Salamanca), located in the town of Salamanca, west-northwest of Madrid, is the oldest university in Spain, and the fourth oldest in Europe.
Apart from the launch of the Spanish Inquisition, expulsion of the Jews, and the conquest of Granada, there was a certain professionalization of the apparatus of the state.
When Columbus was lobbying the King and Queen for a contract to go find a Western route to the Indies, he made his case to a council of geographers at the University of Salamanca.
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Salamanca was destroyed in 712 A.D. Soon after, it was rebuilt and flourished as the most important cultural and intellectual center of Spain.
Salamanca is a jewel of architecture: the Plaza Mayor (the most beautiful plaza in all of Spain), the Casa de las Conchas, the Patio de Escuelas, the Universidad and the Cathedrals (some are included in the front page of this flyer) are outstanding examples of Spanish architecture, art and sculpture.
The University of Massachusetts-Amherst prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or handicap, or veteran status, in any aspect of the admission process or treatment of students or in employment.
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 Salamanca University First Class Package
The University dates back to 1218, which makes it the third oldest university in Europe and it was the first university in Spain that started to offer Spanish courses for foreigners more than 30 years ago.
Salamanca is also a very nice town to study and live in with a youthful and welcoming atmosphere and with a great number of students from all over the world.
Upon your arrival to Salamanca you will get assigned a personal tutor, which is a Spanish student who will introduce you to the Spanish way of life and who can provide you with any type of information about Salamanca from sport clubs or student organizations to where to find a good restaurant.
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 Salamanca, Spain - A University City - Sightseeing in Spain pictures on Worldisround
The University was very famous and the construction of its principal building, undertaken in the 14th Century, was completed thanks to the Catholic Kings; its façade was rich with sculpture.
The province of Salamanca (population 363,000), situated in the South-west corner of Castilla y León on the borders with Extremadura and Portugal, covers an area of 12,336 sq.
Salamanca could never be said to be an exceedingly wet province (annual rainfall: 300-600 mm/11-23 inches), except in the Southern mountain ranges which receive over 1,000 mm (39 inches) of rain.
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