- Jul 2016
Salamanca was established by Alfonso IX of Castilla in 1218. In 1254 it was recognised by the Pope as one of the 4 best universities in the world and was put under the charge of the Bishop, Deacon and Rector, where it had previously been under the charge of the 'regular authorities'. Spanish, sorry:
Conoce la historia de la Universidad de Salamanca | Salamanca-University.org
Bologna Oxford Cambridge Padua and Paris universities are older than Salamanca.