The Oxenfurt Academy (variants include University of Oxenfurt, and Academy of Oxenfurt) is a renowned higher education facility located in the Redanian city of Oxenfurt. Its main academic rival is the Imperial Academy in Nilfgaard.
Among its more famous alumni are Shani and Dandelion. The former went on to become the dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Herbology, while the latter studied the seven liberal arts, graduating with summa cum laude honors. Dandelion went on to lecture at the institution many years after his graduation. The witcher Geralt also attended some lectures at the university, such as astronomy.
One of the Academy's more notable achievements was the renovated elven aqueduct, which served as an experimental sewage treatment plant, of dubious reputation.
- Faculty of Trouvereship and Poetry
- Faculty of Alchemy
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Medicine and Herbology
- Department of Natural History
- Department of Philosophy
- Faculty of Technology
- Faculty of Most Contemporary History (not really a department)
- Faculty of Comparative Spying and Applied Sabotage (not really a department)
- Faculty of Theology
Known current and former staff Edit
- Edmund Bumbler
- Nicodemus de Boot
- Aldert Geert
- Algernon Guincamp
- Jean La Voisier
- Prof. Lindenbrog
- Linus Pitt
- Leon Oppenhauser
- Hubert Rejk
- Premethine Shakeslock
- Gustavo Vairmont Jonne
- Joachim von Gratz
- Vysogota of Corvo
Even though it's one of most dominating sights of the city, the University does not happen to be a place visited in a secondary or main quest. This however changes with Hearts of Stone Expansion. Also a number of professors from different faculties make their appearance.
During the course of the Third Northern War the University was closed, and most of its faculty and students conscripted into the ranks of the Redanian Army. Those students and professors involved with the Faculty of Medicine and Herbology were instead 'invited' by King Radovid V to join the medics accompanying the army. The building is protected by witch hunters and soldiers.
- Faculty of Applied Archeology
- Faculty of Contemporary History
Associated quests Edit
- Whatsoever a Man Soweth… (optionally)
It would appear that the inspiration for the Academy of Oxenfurt may be derived from the United Kingdom's oldest (medieval) universities: Oxford (c. 1096) and Cambridge (c. 1209), with both universities often referred together and abbreviated as "Oxbridge". Additionally, the coat of arms bear striking similarities to those of the University of Cambridge.