Collectible Souvenir Magnet Shows a Place Inspirational for Its Historical Achievements
Not only is the University of Salamanca one of the most important historical and architectural landmarks of the city of Salamanca, it has also been an important influence on education and cultural development throughout the world. This University of Salamanca souvenir is a great souvenir from Spain, and shows one of the city's most notable attractions for visitors who are sightseeing, but more importantly draws students from across the country and actually from all over the world.
Today the University of Salamanca is internationally renowned for its Spanish courses, attracting at least two thousand foreign language students every year. The University of Salamanca also works closely with the University of Cambridge to manage the Association of Language Testers in Europe. In addition to its language studies program, the school is also noted for the study of law and economics, and has a library that holds almost one million volumes. Cancer research at the University of Salamanca is another important faction of this school.
More about the University of Salamanca
The Pontifical University of Salamanca was originally established by the Roman Catholic church in the year 1134, making it the oldest continually operating university in Spain and one of the three oldest universities in all of Europe. It was also called the School of Salamanca, and played an important part in the development of the civilized world.
When Christopher Columbus was entreating Queen Isabella to fund his sea-going explorations, the project was first discussed by a council of geographers at the University of Salamanca, who disagreed with the explorer's theory that the world was in fact round and not flat. The new discovery fueled a great expansion in the thinking of geographers and other scientists at the University of Salamanca and around the world.