Template:Infobox university

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Purpose

{{Infobox university}} – An infobox for articles about universities and colleges. See Wikipedia:College and university article guidelines.

Usage

Copy a blank version to use. All fields must be lower case, and all are optional except for name, established and city.

{{Infobox university
| name           = 
| native_name    = 
| native_name_lang = 
| other_name     = 
| former_name    = 
| image          = 
| image_size     = 
| image_alt      = 
| caption        = 
| latin_name     = 
| motto          = 
| motto_lang     = 
| mottoeng       = 
| established    = <!-- {{Start date|YYYY}} -->
| closed         = <!-- {{End date|YYYY}} -->
| type           = 
| parent         = 
| affiliation    = 
| endowment      = 
| budget         = 
| officer_in_charge = 
| chairman       = 
| chancellor     = 
| president      = 
| vice-president = 
| superintendent = 
| provost        = 
| vice_chancellor= 
| rector         = 
| principal      = 
| dean           = 
| director       = 
| head_label     = 
| head           = 
| academic_staff = 
| administrative_staff = 
| students       = 
| undergrad      = 
| postgrad       = 
| doctoral       = 
| other          = 
| city           = 
| state          = 
| province       = 
| country        = 
| coor           = 
| campus         = 
| former_names   = 
| language       = 
| free_label     = 
| free           = 
| colors         = 
| colours        = 
| athletics      = 
| sports         = 
| nickname       = 
| mascot         = 
| affiliations   = 
| ranking        = 
| website        = <!-- {{URL|example.com}} -->
| logo           = 
| footnotes      = 
}}

Example

University of Illyria
Universiti von Illyria
scroll atop shield outline
Seal of University of Illyria
Latin: Universitas Illyriensis
Motto Melior a lepidus
fossor quam a
stultus lepor lepos
Motto in English Better a witty fool
than a foolish wit
Active 1666 (1666)–1850 (1850)
Type Public
Religious affiliation Church of Illyria
Endowment US$123,456,789
Chancellor Jane Doe
Visitor Archbishop Doe
Academic staff 300
Admin. staff 600
Students 10,000
Undergraduates 5,000
Postgraduates 1,000
Doctoral students 100
Other students 1,200
(further education)
Location Illyria, Illyria, Utopia
12°20′N 98°46′W / 12.34°N 98.76°W / 12.34; -98.76Coordinates: 12°20′N 98°46′W / 12.34°N 98.76°W / 12.34; -98.76
Campus Rural
Former names Utopian University
Colours Red and Blue         
Sports Track, water polo
Nickname The Nematodes
Mascot Nobby the Nematode
Affiliations Utopian Athletic League
Website www.illyria.edu
Spiral on stripes
This university is completely fictional.
{{Infobox university
| name        = University of Illyria
| native_name = Universiti von Illyria
| native_name_lang = de
| image       = Dabney-minimalist-vector.svg
| image_size  = 162px
| image_alt   = scroll atop shield outline
| caption     = Seal of the University of Illyria
| latin_name  = Universitas Illyriensis
| motto       = Melior a lepidus fossor quam a stultus lepor lepos
| motto_lang  = la
| mottoeng    = Better a witty fool than a foolish wit
| established = {{Start date|1666}}
| closed      = {{End date|1850}}
| type        = [[Public university|Public]]
| affiliation = Church of Illyria
| endowment   = [[US$]]123,456,789
| officer_in_charge = 
| chairman    = 
| chancellor  = [[Jane Doe]]
| president   = 
| vice-president = 
| superintendent = 
| provost        = 
| vice_chancellor = 
| rector      = 
| principal   = 
| dean        = 
| director    = 
| head_label  = [[Visitor]]
| head        = [[John Doe|Archbishop Doe]]
| academic_staff = 300
| administrative_staff = 600
| students    = 10,000
| undergrad   = 5,000
| postgrad    = 1,000
| doctoral    = 100
| other       = 1,200 ([[further education]])
| city        = [[Illyria]]
| state       = [[Illyria]]
| province    = 
| country     = [[Utopia]]
| coor        = {{Coord|12.34|-98.76|type:edu|display=inline,title}}
| campus      = [[Rural area|Rural]]
| former_names = Utopian University
| language    = 
| colors      = 
| colours     = Red and Blue {{color box|red}}{{color box|blue}}
| athletics   = 
| sports      = [[Track and field|Track]], [[water polo]]
| nickname    = The Nematodes
| mascot      = Nobby the Nematode
| affiliations = [[Utopian Athletic League]]
| website   = {{URL|www.illyria.edu}}
| logo      = [[File:EUSP logo lowres.jpg|50px|alt=Spiral on stripes]]
| footnotes = This university is completely fictional.
}}
Note spacing can vary around '=' but most are aligned for clarity.

Description of fields

Syntax

Field names with asterisks (*) are required fields. Note that the examples below are presented in wikicode and do not necessarily reflect actual statistics.

Description

name * 
Official name in English.
native_name 
Name in local language. If more than one, separate using {{Plain list}}
native_name_lang 
ISO 639-2 code e.g. "fr" for French. If more than one, use {{lang}} instead.
other_name 
An alternative current name in English.
former_name 
A name that is no longer used.
image 
University-related graphic, preferably the university's official seal or logo. Produces an image of 200px by default. This parameter can also be specified as image_name.
image_size 
Use in conjunction with image. Allows editors to specify an image width rather than use the default. This defaults to the user's thumbnail size, or the image size if smaller.
image_alt 
Alt text for image, for visually impaired readers. This should not contain wiki syntax, and should not duplicate the caption. See WP:ALT.
caption 
Caption text for the infobox image. May include wiki syntax.
latin_name 
University name in Latin.
motto 
University's motto; usually in Latin.
motto_lang 
If the motto is not in English, the ISO 639-2 code for its language (e.g. "fr" for French). If more than one, use {{lang}} instead.
mottoeng
University's motto in English if another language is used above.
established * 
Date of establishment/founding. Give year if no exact date is available. Use the template {{Start date}}.
closed 
For former universities, provide the date of closure. Give year if no exact date is available. Use the template {{End date}}.
type 
Public, private, four year, undergraduate, graduate, etc.
parent 
Name of any parent institution (e.g., university for colleges or departments)
affiliation 
Religious affiliation. Note that affiliations, which is described below, is used for academic/sporting affiliations.
endowment 
Financial endowment value.
budget 
Total budget / income.
rector, officer_in_charge, chairman, chancellor, president, vice-president, superintendent, provost, vice_chancellor, principal, dean, director 
Names of university officers. Use all that apply and wikilink where possible.
head_label, head 
Use head_label to specify another officer title; use head for the officer's name.
academic_staff 
Number of faculty / academic staff members.
administrative_staff 
Number of administrative / support staff.
students 
Total student count. use undergrad, postgrad, doctoral and other for additional detail.
undergrad 
Total undergraduate enrollment.
postgrad 
Total postgraduate enrollment.
doctoral 
Total doctoral enrollment.
other 
Other student enrollment. Specify a category if possible.
city * 
City the university is located in. Provide wikilink if possible.
state 
U.S. state or similar administrative subdivision. Use in conjunction with country, and do not use with province. Provide wikilink if possible.
province 
For all other administrative subdivisions; use as an alternative to state in conjunction with country.
country 
Country in which the university is based. Use in conjunction with city and, optionally, state or province. Provide wikilink if possible.
coor 
Displays coordinates, in parentheses, after the location fields. Use the template {{Coord}} with type:edu and display=inline,title.
campus 
Urban, rural, multiple campuses, etc.
former_names 
Previous names the university was known by.
language 
Language used for instruction
free_label, free 
Use free_label to display any specialty field title. Use free to display the related data.
colors, colours 
Official university colo(u)rs. Use the appropriate parameter based on whether the location primarily uses the spelling color or colour.
athletics, sports 
Primary university sports. Use the appropriate parameter.
nickname 
University's athletic nickname or moniker.
mascot 
University's athletic mascot.
affiliations 
List of academic/sporting affiliations and memberships. Note singular "affiliation" is for religious affiliation.
ranking 
Current ranking, if applicable.
website 
Official university website. Use the template {{URL}}.
logo 
Use for an athletics logo, corporate emblem, or similar graphic. Enter full image syntax.
footnotes 
Footnotes for the infobox. Useful for including references for data.

Microformat

The HTML mark-up produced by this template includes an hCard microformat that makes an organization's details readily parsable by computer programs. This aids tasks such as the cataloguing of articles and maintenance of databases. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please visit the Microformat WikiProject.
Subtemplates
  • Use {{start date}} for the date on which an organisation was "established", "founded", "opened" or otherwise started, unless that date is before 1583 CE.
  • Use {{URL}} for an organisation's URL.
  • Use {{coord}} for coordinates associated with the organisation (e.g. the location of its headquarters). A Geo microformat will then make these coordinates parsable, e.g. for use in online mapping, downloading to a GPS unit, etc.

Please do not remove instances of these subtemplates.

Classes used

The HTML classes this microformat uses include:

  • adr
  • agent
  • category
  • country-name
  • extended-address
  • fn
  • geo
  • label
  • latitude
  • locality
  • longitude
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • region
  • street-address
  • url
  • vcard
Please do not rename or remove these classes
nor collapse nested elements which use them.

TemplateData

An infobox for articles about universities and colleges.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Auto value Status
Name (in English) name Official name in English. line empty empty required
Native Name native_name Name in its native language. line empty empty optional
Native Name Language native_name_lang ISO 639-2 code e.g. 'fr' for French. line empty empty optional
Image Name imageimage_name University-related graphic, preferably the university's official seal or logo. Use the image filename without File: namespace prefix. Produces an image of 200px by default. line empty empty optional
Image Size image_size Use in conjunction with image. Allows editors to specify an image width rather than use the default. line empty empty optional
Alternative Text for Image image_alt Alt text for image, for visually impaired readers. This should not contain wiki syntax, and should not duplicate the caption. See [[WP:ALT]]. string empty empty optional
Caption caption Caption text for the infobox image. May include wiki syntax. string empty empty optional
Latin Name latin_name University name in Latin. line empty empty optional
Motto motto University's motto; usually in Latin. string empty empty optional
Motto Language motto_lang If the motto is not in English, the ISO 639-2 code for its language (e.g. "fr" for French). If more than one, use {{lang}} instead. string empty empty optional
Motto (in English) mottoeng University's motto in English if another language is used above. string empty empty optional
Year Established established Date of establishment/founding. Give year if no exact date is available. Use the template {{Start date}}. line empty empty required
Closed closed For former universities, provide the date of closure. Give year if no exact date is available. Use the template {{End date}}. line empty empty optional
Type type Public, private, four year, undergraduate, graduate, etc. line empty empty optional
Parent institution parent Parent institution line empty empty optional
Religious affiliation affiliation Religious affiliation. line empty empty optional
Endowment endowment Financial endowment value. line empty empty optional
Budget budget Total budget / income. line empty empty optional
Rector rector Rector of the institution. line empty empty optional
Officer in Charge officer_in_charge Officer in Charge of the institution. line empty empty optional
Chairman chairman Chairman of the institution. line empty empty optional
Chancellor chancellor Chancellor of the institution. line empty empty optional
President president President of the institution. line empty empty optional
Vice President vice-president Vice President of the institution. line empty empty optional
Superintendent superintendent Superintendent of the institution. line empty empty optional
Provost provost Provost of the institution. line empty empty optional
Vice Chancellor vice_chancellor Vice Chancellor of the institution. line empty empty optional
Principal principal Principal of the institution. line empty empty optional
Dean dean Dean of the institution. line empty empty optional
Director director Director of the institution. line empty empty optional
Head Label head_label Another officer title. Use with the Head Name field. line empty empty optional
Head Name head The name of the officer that goes with the Head Label. line empty empty optional
# of Academic Staff academic_staff Number of faculty / academic staff members. (include number formatting e.g. 1,234,567,890) line empty empty optional
# of Administrative Staff administrative_staff Number of administrative / support staff. (include number formatting e.g. 1,234,567,890) line empty empty optional
# of Students students Total student count. use undergrad, postgrad, doctoral and other for additional detail. (include number formatting e.g. 1,234,567,890 instead of 1234567890) line empty empty optional
# of Undergrads undergrad Total undergraduate enrollment. (include number formatting e.g. 1,234,567,890 instead of 1234567890) line empty empty optional
# of Postgrads postgrad Total postgraduate enrollment. (include number formatting e.g. 1,234,567,890 instead of 1234567890) line empty empty optional
# of Doctorals doctoral Total doctoral enrollment. (include number formatting e.g. 1,234,567,890 instead of 1234567890) line empty empty optional
Other enrollment other Other student enrollment. Specify a category if possible. (include number formatting e.g. 1,234,567,890 instead of 1234567890) string empty empty optional
City city City the university is located in. Provide wikilink if possible. line empty empty required
State state U.S. state or similar administrative subdivision. Use in conjunction with the Country field, and do not use with the Province field. Provide wikilink if possible. line empty empty optional
Province province For all other administrative subdivisions; use as an alternative to the State field in conjunction with the Country field. line empty empty optional
Country country Country in which the university is based. Provide wikilink if possible. line empty empty optional
Coordinates coor Displays coordinates, in parentheses, after the location fields. Use the template {{Coord}} with type:edu and display=inline,title. line empty empty optional
Campus(es) campus Campus(es) of the institution. string empty empty optional
Former Names former_names Previous names the university was known by. string empty empty optional
Instruction Language language Language used for instruction string empty empty optional
Free Label free_label A special field title; use with the Free Content field. line empty empty optional
Free Content free Related data that goes with the Free Label field. string empty empty optional
Athletics athletics Primary university sports. Use Athletics or Sports, whichever is appropriate. string empty empty optional
Official Colo(u)rs colourscolors Official university colo(u)rs. string empty empty optional
Sports sports Primary university sports. Use Athletics or Sports, whichever is appropriate. string empty empty optional
Athletic Nickname nickname University's athletic nickname or moniker. string empty empty optional
Mascot mascot University's athletic mascot. string empty empty optional
Academic/Sporting Affiliations affiliations List of academic/sporting affiliations and memberships. Provide wikilink if possible. string empty empty optional
Ranking ranking Current ranking, if applicable. string empty empty optional
Website website Official university website. Use the template {{URL}}. line empty empty optional
Logo logo Use for an athletics logo, corporate emblem, or similar graphic. Enter full image syntax. line empty empty optional
Footnotes footnotes Footnotes for the infobox. Useful for including references for data. string empty empty optional

See also