Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt is the second oldest university in the world as it was first established in 972 CE under the Fatimid Caliphate

Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt is the second oldest university in the world as it was first established in 972 CE under the Fatimid Caliphate

Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt is the second oldest university in the world as it was first established in 972 CE under the Fatimid Caliphate. When it first opened, students studied the Quran, Islamic law, rhetoric, and how to calculate the phases of the moon.