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Oxenfurt Academy is a renowned higher education facility located in the Redanian city of Oxenfurt. Founded by Nicodemus de Boot, 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.[1]

One of the academy's more notable achievements was the renovated elven aqueduct, which served as an experimental sewage treatment plant, of dubious reputation. The Philosophers' Gate guards the entrance, requiring one to sign into a guest book before entry.[2]

National emblems[]

COA Oxenfurt Academy COA Oxenfurt


For Oxenfurt Academy's list of faculties/departments, see Oxenfurt Academy faculties.

Known current and former staff[]

Chancellor of the Academy


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt[]

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 the 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

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  • 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.