Oldest higher-learning institution, oldest university
Who
Unknown
What
1159 year(s)
Where
Morocco (Karueein)
When
859

The oldest existing, and continually operating educational institution in the world is the University of Karueein, founded in 859 AD in Fez, Morocco. The University of Bologna, Italy, was founded in 1088 and is the oldest one in Europe.

The Sumerians had scribal schools or É-Dub-ba soon after 3500BC.