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A national university is mainly a
university A university () is an educational institution, institution of higher education, higher (or Tertiary education, tertiary) education and research which awards academic degrees in several Discipline (academia), academic disciplines. Universities typ ...

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created or managed by a government, but which may also at the same time operate autonomously without direct control by the state. Some national universities are associated with national cultural or political aspirations. For example, the
National University of Ireland The National University of Ireland (NUI) ( ga, Ollscoil na hÉireann) is a federal university A collegiate university is a university in which functions are divided between a central administration and a number of constituent colleges. His ...
during the early days of Irish independence collected a large amount of information about the
Irish language Irish ( in Standard Irish Standard may refer to: Symbols * Colours, standards and guidons, kinds of military signs * Heraldic flag, Standard (emblem), a type of a large symbol or emblem used for identification Norms, conventions or requ ...
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Irish culture The culture of Ireland includes Irish language, language, Irish literature, literature, Music of Ireland, music, Irish art, art, Irish mythology, folklore, Irish cuisine, cuisine, and Sport in Ireland, sport associated with Ireland and the Irish ...
. In Argentina, the national universities are the result of the 1918 Argentine university reform and subsequent reforms, which were intended to provide a secular university system without direct clerical or government influence by bestowing self-government on the institutions.


List of national universities


Albania


Argentina


Australia

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Australian National University The Australian National University (ANU) is a national research university located in Canberra Canberra ( ) is the capital city of Australia. Founded following the Federation of Australia, federation of the colonies of Australia as t ...


Bangladesh

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National University of Bangladesh The National University of Bangladesh ( bn, জাতীয় বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, বাংলাদেশ ) is a parent university of Bangladesh that was established by an Act of Parliament as an affiliating University ...


Bhutan

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Royal University of Bhutan The Royal University of Bhutan (Dzongkha: འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་འཛིན་གཙུག་ལག་སློབ་སྡེ་; Wylie transliteration, Wylie:'' 'brug rgyal-'dzin gtsug-lag-slob-sde''), founded on June 2, 2003 by a r ...


Bosnia and Herzegovina

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University of Sarajevo The University of Sarajevo (Bosnian language, Bosnian, Croatian language, Croatian and Serbian language, Serbian: ''Univerzitet u Sarajevu'' / Универзитет у Сарајеву) is a List of universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, public ...


Brazil


Cambodia

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Institute of Technology of Cambodia The Institut de Technologie du Cambodge (ITC; Institute of Technology of Cambodia; km, វិទ្យាស្ថានបច្ចេកវិទ្យាកម្ពុជា, ''Vĭtyéasthan Pachchékakvĭtyéa Kămpŭchéa'') , also known ...
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Royal University of Agriculture The Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) is a leading public agricultural university in Cambodia. It is located in Dangkao Section, southwest Phnom Penh. The university is operated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia, ...
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Royal University of Fine Arts The Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA; ; french: Université royale des beaux-arts) is a university in Chey Chumneas, Phnom Penh specialising in architecture and fine arts. It is the oldest university in Cambodia, having been in existence sinc ...
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Royal University of Law and Economics The Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) is one of the oldest higher educational institutions in Cambodia. RULE was established in 1949 as the National Institute of Law, Politics and Economics. In 2003, the institution was officially deem ...
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Royal University of Phnom Penh The Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP; km, សាកលវិទ្យាល័យភូមិន្ទភ្នំពេញ; french: Université royale de Phnom Penh) is a national university, national research university of Cambodia, lo ...

Royal University of Phnom Penh
* University of Health Sciences


Canada

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Royal Military College of Canada The Royal Military College of Canada (french: Collège militaire royal du Canada), commonly abbreviated in English as RMC, is the Military academy, military college of the Canadian Armed Forces and, since 1959, a degree-granting university tra ...


Chile

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University of Chile The University of Chile ( es, Universidad de Chile) is a public university in Santiago Santiago (, ; ), also known as Santiago de Chile, is the and largest city of as well as one of the . It is the center of Chile's most densely populate ...


China


C9 League The C9 League () is an official alliance of nine universities A university () is an of (or ) and which awards s in several . Universities typically offer both and programs in different schools or faculties of learning. The word ''univer ...

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Fudan University Fudan University () is a major public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating information from an individual or an organization An organization, or organisation (English in th ...
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Harbin Institute of Technology Harbin Institute of Technology (; abbreviation An abbreviation (from Latin ''brevis'', meaning ''short'') is a shortened form of a word or phrase, by any method. It may consist of a group of letters, or words taken from the full version of ...
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Nanjing University Nanjing University (NJU; ), colloquially known as Nanda (), is a leading public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating information from an individual or an organization An org ...

Nanjing University
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Peking University Peking University (abbreviation An abbreviation (from Latin ''brevis'', meaning ''short'') is a shortened form of a word or phrase, by any method. It may consist of a group of letters, or words taken from the full version of the word or ph ...

Peking University
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Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU; ) is a major Public university, public research university in Shanghai, Shanghai, China. Established on April 8, 1896, as Nanyang Public School (南洋公學) by an imperial edict issued by the Guangxu ...
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Tsinghua University Tsinghua University () is a major public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating information from an individual or an organization An organization, or organisation (English ...
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University of Science and Technology of China The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) is a public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating information from an individual or an organization An organization, ...
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Xi'an Jiaotong University Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU, ) is a Public university, public research university based out of Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. A member of C9 League, Project 985, and Project 211, it is a leading national university with special strengths in enginee ...
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Zhejiang University Zhejiang University (ZJU; ), informally known as Zheda (), is a public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating information from an individual or an organization An organization, or o ...


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985 Project Project 985 () was a project that was first announced by General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Jiang Zemin at the 100th anniversary of Peking University on May 4, 1998, to promote the development and reputation of the Higher educati ...

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Fudan University Fudan University () is a major public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating information from an individual or an organization An organization, or organisation (English in th ...
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Harbin Institute of Technology Harbin Institute of Technology (; abbreviation An abbreviation (from Latin ''brevis'', meaning ''short'') is a shortened form of a word or phrase, by any method. It may consist of a group of letters, or words taken from the full version of ...
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Nanjing University Nanjing University (NJU; ), colloquially known as Nanda (), is a leading public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating information from an individual or an organization An org ...

Nanjing University
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Xi'an Jiao Tong University Xi'an Jiaotong University (abbreviated XJTU) is a C9 League university with strengths in engineering, technology, management, and life sciences located in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Class A Double First Class Uni ...
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Beihang University Beihang University ( zh, t=北航大學, s=北航大学, p=Běiháng Dàxué), previously known as Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (), abbreviated as ''BUAA'' or ''Beihang'' ( zh, c=北航, p=Běiháng), is a major public rese ...
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Beijing Institute of Technology Beijing Institute of Technology (abbreviated BIT; Simplified Chinese characters, Simplified Chinese: 北京理工大学; Traditional Chinese characters, Traditional Chinese: 北京理工大學; pinyin: Běijīng Lǐgōng Dàxué), is a national lea ...
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Beijing Normal University Beijing Normal University (BNU, ), colloquially known as Beishida (), is a public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating information from an individual or an organization An organ ...
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Central South University Central South University (CSU) () is a national university of China located in Changsha, Hunan, central south of China. CSU was established in April 2000 through the amalgamation of three universities, and is a Chinese Ministry of Education Cla ...
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Minzu University of China Minzu University of China (MUC, ) is a national university A national university is mainly a university A university ( la, universitas, 'a whole') is an educational institution, institution of higher education, higher (or Tertiary education, ...
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Chongqing University Chongqing University (CQU; , colloquially abbreviated as ChóngDà) is a research university located in Chongqing, China. It is a National Key Universities, National Key University directly funded by the central government of China as part of the ...
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Dalian University of Technology Dalian University of Technology (DUT) (), colloquially known in Chinese as Dagong (), is a public research university located in Dalian Dalian is a major sub-provincial A sub-provincial division () (or deputy-provincial divisions) ...

Dalian University of Technology
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East China Normal University East China Normal University (ECNU) is a comprehensive public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating information from an individual or an organization An organization, or organis ...
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Huazhong University of Science and Technology The Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST; ) is a public university, public research university located in Guanshan Subdistrict, Hongshan District, Wuhan, Hongshan District, Wuhan, Hubei province, China. As a national key univer ...
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Hunan University Hunan University (), is a national public research university located in Changsha, Hunan, and a member of both Project 211 and Project 985 of Chinese universities. Hunan University is considered to be one of China's top-10 engineering research un ...

Hunan University
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Jilin University Jilin University (JLU; ; often abbreviated JLU or ) is a leading National university, national research university located in Changchun, China. It is under the direct jurisdiction of China's Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of Chi ...
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Ocean University of China The Ocean University of China (), colloquially known as Haida () is a university in Qingdao Qingdao (, also spelled Tsingtao; , Mandarin: ) is a major city in eastern Shandong Shandong (; alternately romanized as Shantung) is a c ...
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Tianjin University Tianjin University (TJU, ) is the first modern institution of higher education to be established in China, and is now a national university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, Ministry ...
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Tongji University Tongji University () is a comprehensive university located in Shanghai Shanghai (, , Standard Chinese, Standard Mandarin pronunciation: ) is one of the four Direct-administered municipalities of China, direct-administered municipal ...
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University of Electronic Science and Technology of China University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) is a public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating information from an individual or an organization An organizat ...
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Wuhan University Wuhan University (WHU; ; colloquially ) is a national research university located in Wuhan, Hubei. It is one of the most prestigious and selective universities in China, and was recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education as a Class A Double ...
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Xiamen University Xiamen University (; Southern Min Southern Min (), Minnan (Mandarin Mandarin may refer to: * Mandarin (bureaucrat), a bureaucrat of Imperial China (the original meaning of the word) ** by extension, any senior government bureaucrat A ...
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Shandong University Shandong University (, abbreviated as Shanda, , English abbreviation SDU) is a Public university, public Research university, research comprehensive university in Jinan, Shandong with one campus is Weihai, Shandong and one campus in Qingdao, Sha ...
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Sichuan University Sichuan University (, SCU) is a public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating information from an individual or an organization An organization, or organisation (English in th ...
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South China University of Technology South China University of Technology (SCUT; , orally known as Huágōng 华工) is a major public research university in China. It is located in the Tianhe District and Panyu District of Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, China. It is a mul ...
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Southeast University Southeast University (SEU, ) is a Public university, public research university located in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. It was formed from one of the oldest universities and the first coeducational university in China, and designated as a member o ...

Southeast University
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Sun Yat-sen University Sun Yat-sen University (, abbreviated SYSU and colloquially known in Chinese as Zhongda), also known as Zhongshan University, is a public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating informa ...
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Peking University Peking University (abbreviation An abbreviation (from Latin ''brevis'', meaning ''short'') is a shortened form of a word or phrase, by any method. It may consist of a group of letters, or words taken from the full version of the word or ph ...

Peking University
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Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU; ) is a major Public university, public research university in Shanghai, Shanghai, China. Established on April 8, 1896, as Nanyang Public School (南洋公學) by an imperial edict issued by the Guangxu ...
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Tsinghua University Tsinghua University () is a major public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating information from an individual or an organization An organization, or organisation (English ...
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University of Science and Technology of China The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) is a public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating information from an individual or an organization An organization, ...
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Zhejiang University Zhejiang University (ZJU; ), informally known as Zheda (), is a public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating information from an individual or an organization An organization, or o ...
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China Agricultural University China Agricultural University (CAU, ; abbreviated 农大/''Nóngdà'') is a public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating information from an individual or an organization An orga ...
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Lanzhou University Lanzhou University () is a major research university in Lanzhou, Gansu, China. Founded in 1909, it is one of the key universities under China's Ministry of Education (Project 985 and Project 211). It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Class A ...

Lanzhou University
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Nankai University Nankai University (NKU or Nankai; ) is a public university, public research university located in Tianjin, China. It is a member of the prestigious project 985 and project 211 group of universities and a Chinese Ministry of Education Class A Dou ...
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National University of Defense Technology The National University of Defense Technology (NUDT, ), or People's Liberation Army National University of Defense Science and Technology (), is a military academy A military academy or service academy is an educational institution which ...
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Northeastern University Northeastern University (NU or NEU) is a private Private or privates may refer to: Music * "In Private "In Private" was the third single in a row to be a charting success for United Kingdom, British singer Dusty Springfield, after an absen ...
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Northwest A&F University Northwest A&F University (NWAFU, A&F referring to Agriculture and Forestry; simplified Chinese Simplification, Simplify, or Simplified may refer to: Mathematics Simplification is the process of replacing a mathematical expression by an equivalent ...
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Northwestern Polytechnical University Northwestern Polytechnical University (also known as NPU or NWPU; ), or colloquially Xigongda (), is a National Key University, directed by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China, located in Xi'an, S ...
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Renmin University of China Renmin University of China, often referred to as RUC (), or colloquially Renda (), is a public university, public research university located in Haidian District of Beijing. RUC is classified as a Class A university under the Double First Class ...


Colombia

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National University of Colombia #REDIRECT National University of Colombia The National University of Colombia () is a public In public relations and communication science, publics are groups of individual people, and the public (a.k.a. the general public) is the totali ...


Costa Rica

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Costa Rica Institute of Technology The Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) ( es, Tecnológico de Costa Rica) is a university in Costa Rica specializing in engineering and advanced science and research, modeled as an institute of technology An institute of technology (also re ...
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Distance State University The Distance State University () (UNED), is one of five public universities in the Republic of Costa Rica. It is in Sabanilla, Montes de Oca. UNED is the second university in number of students, and it is the largest coverage in the country. It has ...
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National University of Costa Rica The National University of Costa Rica (in Spanish, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, abbreviated UNA) is one of five public university, public universities in the Republic of Costa Rica, in Central America. The main campus is located in the ci ...

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Egypt

* Egyptian e-Learning University *
Galala University Galala University (Arabic: جامعة الجلالة) is a national ''(Ahleya)'', non-profit Egyptian university located in Al Galala in Suez. The university includes 13 faculties in different fields of study. It was established in August 2020 by ...
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King Salman International University King Salman International University (Arabic: جامعة الملك سلمان) is a national ''(Ahleya)'', non-profit Egyptian university located in Sinai Peninsula, Sinai across three campuses in Ras Sedr, El Tor, Egypt, El Tor and Sharm El Sheik ...
* Alamein International University * New Mansoura University


Equatorial Guinea

* National University of Equatorial Guinea


Guatemala

* Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala


Guyana

* University of Guyana


India


List_of_Institutes_of_National_Importance, Institutes of National Importance (91 institutes)

* All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (7 functioning, 13 upcoming) * Indian Institutes of Technology (23 functioning) * National Institutes of Technology (31 functioning) * Indian Institutes of Information Technology (23 functioning) * Indian Institutes of Engineering Science and Technology (1 functioning, 2 upcoming) * Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (7 functioning, 1 upcoming) * National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (7 functioning, 4 upcoming) * Indian Statistical Institute (Headquartered in Kolkata with 4 branches) * School of Planning and Architecture (3 functioning) *Indian Institute of Science * Indian Institutes of Management (20 functioning) Central University (India), Central Universities of India'' *National Law Universities *National Institute of Science Education and Research *Jamia Millia Islamia * Indira Gandhi National Open University * Pondicherry University * Nalanda University * Aligarh Muslim University * Jawaharlal Nehru University * University of Delhi * Tezpur University * Assam University * North-Eastern Hill University * Mizoram University * Rajiv Gandhi University * Tripura University * Nagaland University * Manipur University * Central University of Rajasthan * Central University of Kashmir * Central University of Jammu * Central University of Gujarat * Central University of Haryana


Indonesia

* Airlangga University * Andalas University * Bandung Institute of Technology * Bangka Belitung University * Bogor Agricultural University * Brawijaya University * Diponegoro University * Gadjah Mada University * Indonesia Institute of Arts, Denpasar * Indonesia Institute of Arts, Surakarta * Indonesia Institute of Arts, Yogyakarta * Jakarta Islamic State University * Jambi University *Jenderal Soedirman University * Jember University * Lampung University * Padjadjaran University * Riau University * Sam Ratulangi University * Sebelas Maret University * Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology * Srivijaya University * State University of Gorontalo * Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University * Syiah Kuala University * Udayana UniversityUdayana University
* University of Bengkulu * University of Indonesia * University of Mataram * University of North Sumatra * University of Nusa Cendana


Iran

* National University of Iran


Ireland

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National University of Ireland The National University of Ireland (NUI) ( ga, Ollscoil na hÉireann) is a federal university A collegiate university is a university in which functions are divided between a central administration and a number of constituent colleges. His ...


Israel


Japan


Kazakhstan

* Al-Farabi Kazakh National University * Kazakh National Medical University * L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University


Latvia


Lesotho

* National University of Lesotho


Malaysia

* International Islamic University Malaysia * National Defence University of Malaysia * National University of Malaysia * Sultan Idris Education University * Tun Hussein Onn University of Malaysia * Universiti Malaysia Kelantan * Universiti Malaysia Pahang * Universiti Malaysia Perlis * Universiti Malaysia Sabah * Universiti Malaysia Sarawak * Universiti Malaysia Terengganu * Universiti Putra Malaysia * Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia * Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin * Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka * Universiti Teknologi MARA * Universiti Utara Malaysia * University of Malaya * University of Science, Malaysia * University of Technology, Malaysia


Mexico

* National Autonomous University of Mexico * National Polytechnic Institute


Mongolia

* National University of Mongolia


Myanmar


Pakistan

* National College of Arts * National Defence University, Islamabad * National Textile University * National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences * National University of Modern Languages * National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan * Quaid-i-Azam University


Panama

* University of Panama, Universidad Nacional de Panama


Paraguay

* Universidad Nacional de Asuncion * Universidad Nacional de Concepción * Universidad Nacional de Itapúa * Universidad Nacional de Pilar * Universidad Nacional de Villarrica * Universidad Nacional del Este


Peru

* National University of San Marcos *National University of Engineering *National Agrarian University *National University of Education Enrique Guzmán y Valle, National University of Education "Enrique Guzmán y Valle"


Philippines

* University of the Philippines, University of the Philippines System, composed of eight (8) autonomous universities


Poland

* Wroclaw Medical University


Puerto Rico

* University of Puerto Rico, University of Puerto Rico System


Saudi Arabia

* King Saud University


Singapore

* Nanyang Technological University * National University of Singapore * Singapore Institute of Technology * Singapore Management University * Singapore University of Social Sciences * Singapore University of Technology and Design


Somalia

* Somali National University


South Korea


Sri Lanka

*University of Colombo (Western Province) *University of Peradeniya (Central Province) *University of Ruhuna (Southern Province) *University of Sri Jayewardenepura (Western Province) *University of Kelaniya (Western Province) *University of Moratuwa (Western Province) *University of Jaffna (Northern Province) *Eastern University, Sri Lanka (Eastern Province) *South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil (Eastern Province) *Rajarata University (North Central Province) *Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (Sabaragamuwa Province) *Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Kuliyapitiya and Makandura (North Western Province) *Uva Wellassa University (Uva Province) *University of the Visual & Performing Arts (Western Province) * Open University of Sri Lanka(distance education) * University of Ceylon (defunct) * University of Sri Lanka (defunct)


Switzerland

* École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne * ETH Zurich


Taiwan

Among dozens of public universities, including six research universities: * National Central University * National Chung Cheng University * National Cheng Kung University * National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University * National Sun Yat-sen University * National Taiwan University * National Taiwan University of Science and Technology * National Tsing Hua University


Thailand

* Burapha University * Chiang Mai University * Chulalongkorn University * Kasetsart University * Khon Kaen University * King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang * King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok * King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi * Prince of Songkla University * Mahidol University * Silpakorn University * Thaksin University * Thammasat University * Ubon Ratchathani University


Ukraine

* National Technical University of Ukraine * National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy * National Yaroslav Mudryi Law Academy of Ukraine * Odessa University, Odessa National University * Oles Honchar Dnipro National University * Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv


United States

* George Washington University (George Washington advocated for the establishment of a national university in the Washington metropolitan area, U.S. capital in his first State of the Union address in 1790) *Haskell Indian Nations University * Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute * United States Air Force Academy * United States Coast Guard Academy * United States Merchant Marine Academy * United States Military Academy * United States Naval Academy


Uruguay

* Universidad de la República


Vietnam

* Vietnam National University, Hanoi * Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City


See also

* Institute of technology, Polytechnics * Public university * University Revolution


References

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