Specialists 2
Production Cost 160
Maintenance 2
Unlocked at Education
Notes Allows training Archaeologists
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
Alcázar The Moors (Abd-ar-Rahman III)
  • Yields FaithIcon Faith for every specialist in the city
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%)
MadrassaIcon Wikia
Madrassa Samanids (Isma'il ibn Ahmad)
  • Yields 1 Science and 1 CultureIcon from deserts instead of science from jungles
  • +15% CultureIcon Culture
  • +2 FaithIcon Faith
Madrasah The Ayyubids (Saladin)
  • Yields additional Science Science equal to 10% of the city's FaithIcon Faith output
Madrasah The Timurids (Timur) (LastSword)
  • +1 Happy Happiness
  • +1 Science Science per Technologies behind the Tech Leader
Maydan The Timurids (Timur)
  • -20% Enemy Spy effectiveness
  • -20% Production Production cost
Seminary Spain (Philip II)
  • +3 FaithIcon Faith.
  • Missionaries trained in this city will produce Goldenage Golden Age Points when expended.
Wat Siam (Ramkhamhaeng)
  • +3 CultureIcon Culture
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.

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