About University of Liege:
The University of Liege, in Liège, Wallonia, Belgium, is a major public university in the French Community of Belgium. Its official language is French. The University was founded in 1817 by William I of the Netherlands. The foundation of the university was the result of a long intellectual tradition which dates back to the origins of the Bishopric of Liège. Beginning in the eleventh century, the influence of the prince-bishops of Liège attracted students and prominent scientists and philosophers, such as Petrarch, to study in its libraries. The reputation of its medieval schools gave the city the reputation as a new Athens.
Nearly 200 years later, settled to some extent in the Sart-Tilman (fr) district of Liège, the University of Liège depends on the French community of Belgium. The University is located at the edge of the River Meuse, in the center of "the Island," the Latin Quarter of Liège.