The University of Naples Federico II (Italian: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II) is located in Naples, Italy. The University of Naples Federico II was founded by emperor of the Holy Roman Empire Frederick II on 5 June 1224. It is the most ancient state-supported institution of higher education and research in the world.
One of the most famous students of this University was Roman Catholic theologian and philosopher Thomas Aquinas. It was Europe's first university dedicated to training secular administrative staff, and one of the oldest academic institutions in continuous operation.
Federico II is the third University in Italy by number of students enrolled, despite its huge dimensions it still represents one of the best Universities in Italy being an excellence in particular for research; in 2015 it was ranked among the first 100 universities in the world by citations per paper. The University is named after its founder Frederick II.
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