The University is a non-military building that becomes available in the Classical Age. Its sole purprose is to generate Knowledge, which is required to research most Library technologies and to build late game wonders and missiles. It can be built once per City.

Gathering Knowledge Edit

A University generates 10 Knowledge Knowledge per 30 seconds by itself. To increase Knowledge production, Scholars can be created at the cost of Wealth Wealth. A University can employ up to seven scholars.

Initially, each Scholar generates +5 Knowledge Knowledge. This gather rate can be increased by researching technologies at the University, which become available as new Ages and Science levels are researched at a Library.

with technology Knowledge per Scholar Knowledge per University*
none 5 45
Literacy 7 59
Printing Press 10 80
Scientific Method 15 115
Institutional Research 20 150
Supercomputers 25 185

* Knowledge generated per 30 seconds from a University with seven Scholars, including Knowledge production from the building itself.

Completing a University yields a one-time bonus of 25 Knowledge Knowledge.

Nation-specific Edit

Miscellaneous Edit

  • Universities have an Eject button which allows to eject all Scholars from the University. Outside of an University, Scholars can be ordered to pick up arms and become Militia/Minutemen/Partisans or to garrison a different University. While not working at a University, Scholars generate no Knowledge. Note that after a few seconds Scholars will return to the University they were ejected from, the idle time can be set in the options.
  • Universities have the Infinite Queue option: Press V, then Q to have the University constantly create new scholars as long as the nation's Wealth and Population Limit allows for it and as there are still open slots to fill.

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