Oldest Existing University

The oldest existing university is, University of Al Quaraouiyine, founded in 859 AD in Morocco. This university, including the attached library and mosque, was established and endowed by a Muslim woman Fatima al-Fihri.

University of Al Quaraouiyine-- The oldest existing operational university

University of Al Quaraouiyine– The oldest existing operational university

School with largest number of Enrolment

City Montessori School in Lucknow, India is the largest school ever, in terms of enrollment. 39, 437 number of student enrolment recorded on August 2010.

city montessori school in Lucknow, India.

City Montessori School in Lucknow, India.

Oldest Person attending Primary School

Kimani Ng’ang’a Maruge from Kenya, was the oldest person attending Primary School at the age of 84. He enrolled in Class One at Kapkenduiyo Primary School, Eldoret, Kenya in 2004.

Kimani Maruge

Kimani Maruge

Oldest Graduate

Shigemi Hirata, born in 1919, is the oldest graduate. He received the graduate degree at the age of 96 from Kyoto University of Art and Design , Japan. He was enrolled in the program at the age of 85 in 2005 and completed it in year 2016.

Shigemi Hirata

Shigemi Hirata

40 family members graduated from same university

40 family members of Wayne family of Marion, USA, Graduated from Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana, USA from 1956-2010.

Smallest Periodic Table

Scientists from University of Nottingham, England, used a beam of ions to etch the periodic table on a strand of hair.




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