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The University is a building available in the Medieval Era.

Game Info[]

Building a University requires a Library or any of its replacements.

  • +33% Science Science
  • +2 Science Science from each Jungle tile
  • Has 2 slots for Scientist Specialists
  • Allows Archaeologists to be trained in this city

With Social Policies / Tenets:

  • Sovereignty (Rationalism): +1 Gold Gold
  • Free Thought (Rationalism) : +33% Science Science increased to +50%
  • Academy of Sciences (Order) : +1 Happy Happiness


A university is an institute of research and higher education, serving children from the ages of 18 to about 24 (adults also attend universities, but the majority of the students are in the age range stated above). Formally, a university is a state-accredited institution which grants academic degrees in any number of subjects. The oldest continuously-operating university in the world is the University of Al-Karaouine, in Fes, Morocco, which was founded in 859 AD.

Unique Building Replacements[]


Icon Building Civilization Yields
Agricultural Bureau India (Indira Gandhi)
  • Receive a free Specialist for every sixth Citystate Citizen in this City.
  • Farms worked by this City provide +1 Food Food for every Traderoute Trade Route passing through it.
  • +2 Science Science from Jungle tiles worked by this City.
  • City must have a Library.
Alcázar The Moors (Abd-ar-Rahman III)
  • +1 FaithIcon Faith for every specialist in the city
Angelicum Vatican City (John Paul II)
  • Unlocked earlier at Theology.
  • Prior to adopting an Ideology, generates a burst of Science Science whenever a Religious Unit is spawned in this city equal to the city's FaithIcon Faith output.
  • After adopting an Ideology, generates a burst of CultureIcon Culture instead.
Augustinian Friary The Aztecs (Isabel Montezuma)
  • Unlocked earlier at Theology.
  • Any Improvement built within range of a city with an Augustinian Friary grants a burst of FaithIcon Faith for the city.
  • Does not require a Library.
  • Costs 1 less Gold Gold maintenance.
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Bimaristan Abbasids (Harun al-Rashid)
  • Contains 2 slots for Greatwork Great Works of Writing. Grants a theming bonus for Greatwork Great Works from different civilizations or eras.
College Scotland (James VI)
  • Has 1 slot for a Greatwork Great Work of Writing
  • When filled, increases length of Goldenage Golden Ages by 10% (max 40%)
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Collegium Maius Poland (Jadwiga)
  • Does not incur maintenance in cities with a Religious Building.
  • Has an additional slot for a Greatwork Great Work of Art, which, when filled, yields +2 FaithIcon Faith.
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Cross-Cultural College The Oneida (Shenandoah)
  • FaithIcon Faith output and half of the majority religion's pressure is converted to CultureIcon culture in this city.
  • When gaining a new social policy, this city produces Food food 100% faster for 3 turns.
Gåthie The Ume Sámi (Rijkuo-Maja)
  • Provides Science Science on sources of Deer, Fish and Furs instead of on Jungle.
  • Built 5% faster for every nearby Forest or Camp, regardless of ownership or whether they're being worked.
  • Specialists working in a Gåthie increase Greatperson Great Person generation rate by 10% each.
Gimnazija Bulgaria (Ferdinand I)
  • Has no Scientist specialist slots, but may gain their bonuses through worked Farms
  • +1 Experience for each worked Farm
Imperial College Brazil (Pedro II)

(with Duskjockey's Brazil (Pedro II) Rework installed)

  • Has a slot for a Greatwork Great Work of Art that provides +1 Happy Local Happiness when filled.
  • Provides a burst of Production towards Buildings completed in the Capital Capital.
Instituto Laico Central America (Francisco Morazán)
  • In cities with an Instituto Laico, Temples and Religious buildings cease to yield FaithIcon Faith and instead provide a Scientist specialist.
  • May spend Gold Gold to remove followers of the local majority Religion Religion, earning Goldenage Golden Age Points in the process.
Jujugam Balhae (Dae-Heummu)
  • +1 Science Science from Wheat and exotic food sources.
  • Generates +2 Happy Local Happiness if the city is the destination of a Traderoute Trade Route from a major power.
Kulumbimbi Kongo (Afonso I)
  • Grants a free Library in the city.
  • Can be constructed at any time so long as the founder of the city's majority Religion Religion has researched the Education Science Technology.
  • +2 FaithIcon Faith from Jungle tiles worked by this City.
Lasallian School Ecuador (Moreno)
  • Unlocked at Theology.
  • +2 FaithIcon Faith.
  • +25% Science Science instead of +33%
  • Grants a burst of religious conversion and Science Science when a Religious or Civilian Unit is trained in this city.
  • Can only be built in a city with both a Library and a Temple, and not before the Capital Capital has built one.
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Madrassa Samani (Ismail)
  • Yields 1 Science and 1 CultureIcon from deserts instead of science from jungles
  • +15% CultureIcon Culture
  • +2 FaithIcon Faith
Madrasah Ayyubids (Saladin)
  • Yields additional Science Science equal to 10% of the city's FaithIcon Faith output
Madrasah Timurids (Timur) (LastSword)
  • +1 Happy Happiness
  • +1 Science Science per Technologies behind the Tech Leader
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Mahavihara Pala (Dharmapala)
  • +10% bonus to Greatperson Great Person generation
  • Bonus increases to 20% when its city contains a Wonder
Maydan Timurids (Timur) (Tomatekh)
  • -20% Enemy Spy effectiveness
  • -20% Production Production cost
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Nezamiyeh Great Seljuqs (Nizam al-Mulk)
  • Unlocked earlier at Theology.
  • +10% Greatperson Great People generation in this city when both Scientist Specialists are worked.
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Nezamiyeh Iraq (Faisal I)
  • No Science Science from jungles, but converts 25% of this city's FaithIcon Faith into Greatperson Great Scientist points.
  • +2 FaithIcon Faith
  • 1 Greatwork Great Work of Writing slot
Patriarchal School Byzantium (Michael VIII)
  • Science Science and FaithIcon Faith from Buildings in this City contribute to Goldenage Golden Age Progress.
Palace School Francia (Charlemagne)
  • Does not increase Science Science from Jungle Tiles
  • Increases this City's Science Science output for every FaithIcon Faith-based Building present.
  • Grants the city a free Monastery, also increasing the city's Science Science output.
Scientific Society Ukraine (Mykhailo Hrushevsky)
  • Contains a Writer Specialist slot.
  • Provides +1 Science Science and +1 CultureIcon Culture from worked Forests and Marshes.
  • Does not provide Science Science from worked Jungles.
Seminary Spain (Philip II)
  • +3 FaithIcon Faith.
  • Missionaries trained in this city will produce Goldenage Golden Age Points when expended.
Seowon Korea (Sejong)(with Korea (Seonjo) installed)
  • +15% Production Production Cost (184 vs 160)
  • Costs no maintenance
  • +1 Scientist Specialist Slot (3 vs 2)
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Shuyuan Academy Tang (Taizong)
  • +2 Happy Local Happiness if its city is the origin of a Trade Route
  • If you also own the Trade Route's destination, that city receives the same Happy Happiness bonus
Wat Siam (Ramkhamhaeng)
  • +3 CultureIcon Culture
Wat Sukhothai (Ramkhamhaeng)
  • +3 CultureIcon Culture
  • Yields Science Science whenever a cultural Building is completed in its City.
Zawiya Algeria (Abdelkader El Djezeiri)
  • +1 FaithIcon Faith and +5% Greatperson Great Person Generation per terrain types directly adjacent to the first City it is built in.


Icon Building Civilization Yields
School of Magic Ostia (Lilina)
  • Element based on the workable terrain around the city.
  • Unique promotion and bonus based on attribute.
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