The University is the civic building that gathers Knowledge, a basic resource that becomes increasingly important as the game advances. It becomes available in the Classical Age, and, as with most buildings, it can only be built within a city's borders, and only one is allowed per city.
A University generates 10 Knowledge per 30 seconds by itself. To increase Knowledge production, Scholars can be created at the cost of Wealth. Each University can employ up to seven Scholars.
Universities have an Eject button which allows to eject all Scholars from the University. Outside of an University, Scholars can be ordered to pick up arms and become Militia/Minutemen/Partisans or to garrison a different University. While not working at a University, Scholars generate no Knowledge. Note that after a few seconds Scholars will return to the University they were ejected from, the idle time can be set in the options.
Universities have the Infinite Queue option: Press V, then Q to have the University constantly create new scholars as long as the nation's Wealth and Population Limit allows for it and as there are still open slots to fill.