The University of Al Quaraouiyine in Fes, Morocco is the oldest, still operating, degree granting university in the world. It was founded in 859 by Fathima Al-Fihri (a Muslim woman).
The University of Oxford (located in Oxford, England) began teaching as early 1096 making it one of the oldest universities in continuous operation. The only university still in operation to potentially predate Oxford is the University of Bologna in Bologna Italy.
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Teaching had begun at Oxford University by 1096 while the founding of Tenochtitlán in 1325 marked the start of the Aztec civilization.