|Location||Old Town and U-Stad, Grijzestad|
Grijzestad University (Grijzestad Universiteit), historically the Adriaanse Universiteit van Grijzestad (Universitas Adriania) is university located in Grijzestad, Chester Parish. It is the oldest university in Brunant, having been founded in 1646.
The university was founded from the combination of two local colleges active in the 15th and 16th centuries. The prestigious university is consistently ranked as one of the top 2 schools in the country along with the Royal University of Koningstad, and one of the best universities in Southern Europe. The top programs at the school are Law and Political Science.
The university was founded as the Adrian University of Grijzestad under King Adrian I after being granted a papal bull. The university incorporated the Collegium Urbis Ravi, founded in 1485, which formed the main component of the new university, teaching theology and Latin.
During the Brunanter Civil War in 1663 the university closed down but was reopened in 1664 with an improved curriculum and new programs and courses, such as chemistry, astronomy and mathematics.
In the 1950s and 1960s the university expanded to the U-Stad district with modern facilities and residential buildings.
The university is spread out over the Old Town and U-Stad quarters. The old university is located in the north of the Old Town, with the main building and key offices; these buildings date from the 15th to 18th century. A majority of the buildings, residences and other facilities are found in the U-Stad campus, which were built in the 1950s through 1970s.
The old library is located in the Old Town Campus and is housed in the old Collegium building dating to 1490. This contains the old and rare books in the university's possession, numbering around 7500.
The new GU Library is found in the U-Stad, housed in a 1960s building. This library contains 416,000 books, manuscrips, documents, journals and magazines, with thousands more in online databases. The library has a dedicated cartographic sections with several maps and globes.
Each year some 4000 new students are admitted to the university to make a total of 10,200 students at the school. Programs fees are normally around €1400-1800 per year, with medicine and engineering programs at €2200-2800.
The university has a variety of sports teams that compete nationally and regionally. Grijzestad University S.C. used to be the university's football club but has now turned professional. Nowadays it has men and women's football, basketball, volleyball, korfball and track teams, as well as a nubmer of clubs focused on other sports.
- Jan Grinbergs, mayor of Grijzestad
- Sadrakis Marquis, founder of the Brunanter Basketball League
- Hannah Jacobson, writer
- Banjin Cal-Mariss, founder and owner of Scribe Paper and Gift
- Ben Geelens, reporter and documentarist
- Dennis Neyt
- Bertram Wu, Tagogese politician
- Caspar de Wilde, theologian, mathematician and physicist
- Cornelius van Haecht, astronomer and philosopher
- Eugene Padric, historian
- Anneliese Martins, historian
- Egbert Claes, judge