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Universitas Cassoviensis

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University of Pavel Jozef Šafárik in Košice adheres to the tradition of Košice University, Universitas Cassoviensis, which was founded by bishop Benedikt Kišda of Eger in 1657 and whose existence was confirmed by Emperor Leopold I. with the Golden Bull of August 7, 1660. It was the easternmost European university with a faculty of philosophy and theology, run by the Jesuits. In addition to philosophy, classical languages ​​and mathematics, medicine was also taught and it contained elements of subjects taught today. The university also included a pharmacy that provided medicines to the inhabitants of Košice and the surrounding settlements.

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