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When you use the verbs to bring up and to raise, can those verbs take university as their subject?

For example,

(1) This university brought me up.
(2) This university raised those students.

In addition, when university educates (develops?) students' academic and cultural ability, do you say the following?

(3) This university brought me up in study, culture and my character.

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'Bringing up' and 'raising' are generally used to mean family aspects of life, so not really appropriate in this context.

"This University brought me up" suggests to me that you were abandoned there as a baby and the staff nurtured you :-)

For universities you would use phrasing around education, training and experience.

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Thank you very much. –  nrony Oct 26 '11 at 13:46

As OP mentioned, universities or other educational institutions educate students and help them develop. Thus you could say:

The university educated me.


The university helped develop my character and my culture.

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I see. Thank you very much, Mark. –  nrony Oct 26 '11 at 13:45

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