University of Bingol
The Profound Estimable Patron and Scholars of the University of Bingol
luMadrasgur aBingol (Packilvanian)
|Nickname||Professor Mushroom Cloud|
|Named after||Bingol, Packilvania|
|Founder||His Majesty, King Tyber IV of Packilvania|
|Type||Public research university|
|Legal status||Non-profit state-chartered organization|
|Purpose||Research and education|
|Her Imperial and Royal Highness, Princess Yadika of Packilvania and Drakkengard|
|Prof Dulwan Asman|
|Endowment||2.8 trillion PXD|
|People's University of Bingol|
The University of Bingol is an ancient university established in the city of Bingol. According the Crescent University Rankings, it is the most prestigious of the universities in Packilvania and competes against major international universities such as the University of Eldura in Vekaiyu, the University of Osfjord in Norgsveldet, Shiro Academy in the Free Pax States, and Bursil University in Great Morstaybishlia by prestige and is one of the richest universities in the world. Its modern structure and function is outlined under the framework of the Ministerial Regulations for the University of Bingol issued by Minister of Education as amended which is issued in terms of the Decree on Higher Education and Training issued by Sultan Namdun III in 1998. The University of Bingol is accredited by the Council of Higher Education and is part of the Packilvanian Association of National Universities. As a national university, it is controlled by the National Department of Education directly.
It is founded in 1321 by High King Tyber I of Bakil as a seminary to train scholars in Paxism. Throughout the 14th century, it expanded to teach astronomy, mathematics, geography, fine arts and biology. An earthquake in 1451 caused the main buildings to collapse and many manuscripts and works of art were lost. It was rebuilt shortly afterwards and wealthy beneficiaries donated works of art and literature. In 1567, the university was destroyed by a fire. Reconstruction started in 1615. The university was taken over by the Demirite dynasty who converted it to Sohadekism. They relocated it to the Demir Imperial Summer Garden. The university was placed in charge of expanding education in Packilvania, thus establishing schools and universities in other cities and colonies. Under Zerah Demir IV the first women were admitted.
Under the Packilvanian Communist Party in 1918, it was heavily regulated and its Paxist influences were expunged. Nevertheless, its intellectuals were part of an underground movement to resist the Communists and many of its members were executed and it was forced to shut down in 1938, and from 1941 to 1945. Its researchers were forced to develop nuclear weapons for Packilvania in the 1950s and 1960s. The university was taken over by the Carriers of Mercy under Amhoud I who reestablished Second Sultanate of Packilvania. It has been controversial for its research into methods of torture, surveillance, social engineering, hypnosis and mind control, eugenics and other morally reprehensible fields. But its research has also been storied with profound discoveries.
Governance and management
The ceremonial figurehead of the university is known as the Patron currently Princess Yadika. The chief executive officer of the university is the President of the University, presently Prof Dulwan Asman. He is assisted by the Deputy Presidents for Undergraduates and for Postgraduates and Research. The Board of Governors of the University is appointed by the Minister of Education with executive authority over the university including examinations, timetables, projects, finances, research, teaching and learning, and facilities, staff and admissions. The university consists of the following Faculties which conduct research and provide teaching in designated domains each led by a Dean and composed of multiple departments: Commerce, Science, Humanities and Law, and Engineering.
Resources and facilities
The university has an endowment of 2.8 trillion PXD which is approximately 26 billion KRB. It makes an annual income from tuition and accommodation fees of 4 billion KRB and research income of 3.1 billion KRB. The university is ranked among the top 20 universities in the world by the International University Rankings. It currently consists of several campuses located in and around the city of Bingol in Packilvania.
Its main campus is located in the Jardin district of Bingol. It consists mostly of the land of the old Demir Imperial Palace Garden. It absorbed surrounding lands and buildings expanding its size over the area. Due to the enormous quantity of buildings and green spaces on its campus, it has its own postal code and police station. Its campus is imprinted with the architecture of the government that ruled it which ranges from the Paxist architectural styles to the Morstaybishlian early 20th century art-decor styles to Communist Brutalist architecture to modern and post-modern architecture, telling the story of its long history.
The University has been the forefront of Packilvanian scientific and technological research for centuries.
In the 1940s and 1950s it worked on and developed Nuclear Fission Reactor technology via the People's Commissariate for Defence. In the 1950s and and 1960s, it helped to develop nuclear-powered armaments. In the 1960s, it helped developed nuclear fission tractor engines for surface and subsurface commissioned naval vessels specifically nuclear powered ballistic missile submarines and air craft carriers.
As a by-product of its research it contributed to the development of chemo-therapy treatment for cancer. It contributed to knowledge on how nuclear radiation affects organic tissue.
It currently has 92,000 students in total of whom 34,000 are full-time students, and 58,000 part-time and distance learning students. There are 78,000 undergraduate students and 14,000 are postgraduate students. The university receives 670,000 applications annually. Of the admitted students 5,000 are from foreign nations and 87,000 are from Packilvania. The university currently conducts joint degrees with both local and foreign universities. 13,000 students have access to private scholarships, 26,000 study through state and university sponsored financial aid and loans, while the remainder pay out of pocket or through student loans.