The Royal University of Hampton is a world-famous research university situated in Hampton on Rupert Island. The university was first established as an educational institution in 1044, but did not begin awarding degrees until 1112; it is disputed as being the oldest continuously-operating university in the world. The University has 73,000 students: 35,000 undergraduate students and 38,000 graduate students.
The university is made up of fifteen collegiate colleges: Laurier School of Business (1963), Applebaum College (Arts) (1119), Mariliselle School (Science) (1121), Merton College for the Fine Arts (1238), King Rupert I the Divine School of Theology (1044), Henry I College for Mathematics (1422), Landsmouth School of the Environment (1740), Cedric Law School (1250), Ruberta II Medical School (1633), Emile Nursing College (1878), Novono School of Architecture (1883), King School of Journalism (1932), William III School of Education (1582), Conenberge School of Economics (1875), and the Peter II School of Engineering (1911).
Although the university is commonly cited as being located in Landsmouth, the Royal University is actually situated in a small city of Hampton. This city is exclusively composed of the Royal University, the Saint Dagala Cathedral, the Queen Ruberta II Hospital, and the Queen Emile Children's Hospital. Only the Landsmouth School of the Environment is situated outside of Hampton in the shire-area of Landsmouth.
The establishment of the university was only possible due to the War of the Freaks, where Blois I and Alfred V both disputed their claims to the Rupertland throne. This destabilised the region, enabling the construction of the so called King's School which sought to enlighten Hamptonians.
The Novono School of Architecture was founded by famous architect Quinini.