A national university is generally a university created or managed by a government, but which may 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 during the early days of Irish independence collected a large amount of information about the Irish language and Irish culture. 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




* Australian National University


* National University of Bangladesh


* Royal University of Bhutan

Bosnia and Herzegovina

* University of Sarajevo



* Institute of Foreign Languages * Institute of Technology of Cambodia * National University of Management * Royal University of Agriculture * Royal University of Fine Arts * Royal University of Law and Economics * Royal University of Phnom Penh * University of Health Sciences


* Royal Military College of Canada


* University of Chile


C9 League

* Fudan University * Harbin Institute of Technology * Nanjing University * Peking University * Shanghai Jiao Tong University * Tsinghua University * University of Science and Technology of China * Xi'an Jiaotong University * Zhejiang University

39 Universities in 985 Project

* Fudan University * Harbin Institute of Technology * Nanjing University * Xi'an Jiao Tong University * Beihang University * Beijing Institute of Technology * Beijing Normal University * Central South University * Central University for Nationalities (Minzu University of China) * Chongqing University * Dalian University of Technology * East China Normal University * Huazhong University of Science and Technology * Hunan University * Jilin University * Ocean University of China * Tianjin University * Tongji University * University of Electronic Science and Technology of China * Wuhan University * Xiamen University * Shandong University * Sichuan University * South China University of Technology * Southeast University * Sun Yat-sen University * Peking University * Shanghai Jiao Tong University * Tsinghua University * University of Science and Technology of China * Zhejiang University * China Agricultural University * Lanzhou University * Nankai University * National University of Defense Technology * Northeastern University * Northwest A&F University * Northwestern Polytechnical University * Renmin University of China


* National University of Colombia

Costa Rica

*Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) *Distance State University (UNED) *National Technical University (UTN) *National University of Costa Rica (UNA) *University of Costa Rica (UCR)


* Egyptian e-Learning University

Equatorial Guinea

* National University of Equatorial Guinea


* Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala


* University of Guyana


Central Universities of India (45 Total)

*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

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 Institutes of Management (20 functioning) * National Law Schools of India (21 functioning)


* 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


* National University of Iran


* National University of Ireland




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



* National University of Lesotho


* 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


* National Autonomous University of Mexico * National Polytechnic Institute


* National University of Mongolia



* 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


* Universidad Nacional de Panama


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


* Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria * Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos


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


* Wroclaw Medical University

Puerto Rico

* University of Puerto Rico System

Saudi Arabia

* King Saud University


* 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


* 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)


* École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne * ETH Zurich


Aim for the Top University Project

*National Chengchi University * National Central University * National Cheng Kung University * National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University * National Sun Yat-sen University * National Taiwan University * National Tsing Hua University

Other colleges

* National Chi Nan University * National Chung Cheng University * National Dong Hwa University * National Formosa University * National Ilan University * National Kaohsiung Normal University * National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology * National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism * National Penghu University of Science and Technology * National Pingtung University of Education * National Quemoy University * National Taichung University of Education * National Taipei University of Business * National Taitung University * National Taiwan Ocean University * National Taiwan University of Arts * National University of Kaohsiung * National Yunlin University of Science and Technology


* 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


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

United States

* 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


* Universidad de la República


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

See also

* Polytechnics * Public university * University Revolution


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