The University of Bologna is a university in Bologna, Italy. The university received a charter from Frederick I Barbarossa (1158); but, appears to have existed since, at least, the 1080s, making it perhaps the first and most long-lived university in the western world (which arguably invented the university as an institutional form, at least in the modern sense of the word "university"). The University of Bologna is historically notable for its teaching of canon and civil law.

Notable Members of the University of Bologna