Centuries later, the barbarian Christian kingdoms of Europe acquired the science and technology developed by the empires of Islam. By the
end of the 13th century, universities had been established in Paris, Bologna, Padua, Ghent, Oxford, and Cambridge. The Renaissance and
European imperial conquest became possible.
In a tragic irony, the Islamic world, trapped in oligarchic theocracy, stultified further development and began centuries of stagnation and decline.
The worlds oldest universities were in India www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nalanda
and Europe in the middle ages
the University of Bologna has origins dating back to 1088.
Muslim Universities aren't counted as they only offered Islamic teachings and not proper university education with freedom of education or degrees