Higher education in Elwynn
The People's Academy of Elwynn (funded by the Avon-El Fund) is the major source of Elwynnese higher education. However, aside its prestigious colleges around the country, several local universities exist.
Royal Academy of Warfare
The only government-owned university is the Royal Academy of Warfare, founded in … as the Eliria Military and Naval University. The Royal Academy is based in Eliria and Caligae, but has campuses around the country. It trains UDF officers, and offers degrees in defence-related subjects. The Caligae campus shares all its facilities with the People's College there.
Royal Julius Civilis University in Amokolia
The Royal Julius Civilis University in Amokolia (RJCUA), known in the Batavian language as "Koninklijke Julius Civilis Universiteit in Amokolië", is Campus of the Royal Julius Civilis University of 's Koningenwaarde. It was founded in the year 1644 by the decree of King Noah of Elwynn for the public benefit to promote and preserve the Batavian language and culture in the Coast to Coast Kingdom by advancing education, learning and research into the Batavian language and culture through the provision, support and maintenance of a University Campus and other cultural and educational establishments.
The Madrasah University of Beebullah (MUB) is a privately owned university, set up by a wealthy donation by the wealthy Umraid cleric, Beebullah of Babkha, in Allswell during the first Babkhan era. Its original name was Beebullahabad University, but was changed when the name of the city was also changed.
A notable schism occurred when half the Madrasah staff and student body defected from the MUB to the People's Academy of Elwynn in 1631. The result was six days of internecine fighting between the faculty heads and their supporters which escalated to the point that Zurvanists from neighbouring bailiwicks and the countryside began to pour into Allswell in an attempt to eradicate the Umraid community, who were long considered schismatics and heretics by the wider Babkhi community. The entire Umraid community then found itself besieged in the same university madrasah, over the control of which it had so recently torn itself apart. As such a hastily negotiated truce was arranged and the facilities were divided equally. The Umraists held on until they were relieved by the Bludgeoner-General of the Corps of Gentlemen-at-Cudgels, leading a detachment of cudgellers drawn from non-Babkhi communities in Utasia, and a flying column of Longship Guardsmen led by Fjǫrleif Hallbjörnsdóttir. Subsequently the two madrasahs have a deep rivalry, especially in extracurricular activities, that permeates the entire town and the wider Umraist community. They do however share a research library and sports facilities.
The MUB is the only university offering both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the theology and jurisprudence of the Prophet Umra, reflecting the city's Umraid heritage. Whilst not reflected in the award of degrees, the MUB also teaches the core texts of the classical Babkhan education, these being; Babkhi grammar, the courtly manners and ethics of Babak Shah, the rhetoric of Rakesh Ackbar, the logic of Abbas Namvari, the lore of poisons and their antidotes as first recorded by Baron Ardashir, mathematics, astronomy, Hesam Jahandar's theories of applied chemistry, Euran history, geography and the music of Tahmaseb Shah Abakhtari.
Ketsire University and Echo City University were the only universities from contintental East Elwynn, that upon reunification, chose to remain independent of the People's Academy system. Although they are generalist universities, they are most famous for their natural sciences programmes. This is probably due to the fact that social sciences, as well as the arts, philosophy and theology, were difficult to pursue for students who were thinking "outside the box".
Vankarha Su Mek
Vankarha Su Mek was set up and funded by Priesthood of Joy. It was a mostly unaccredited university, but its postgraduate degrees in mathematics, language and Arctic engineering were recognised. Since Vankarha Su Mek took over Mount Yaanek College, which is part of the People's Academy of Elwynn, it is considered to be part of the latter.