What would become the ‘University’ started as Tranq Training center. uIt was basically to give some extra skills to people who were bored. There were a lot of time wasters because one of the things on Luna, there is nothing to do.
You take care of immediates, handle emergencies, then sit. With a chance to get some mental diversion, the Training centre was a good choice.
Then a power hungry primary school administrator saw the potential and began slapping courses together to make a curriculum.
Fine, more courses, more diversion. However, this was followed by pressuring our ‘government‘ (so-called) to grant accreditation to ‘our’ University. This enabled a coven of obnoxious power mad little people with Nero syndrome who assumed ‘Nature abhors a vacuum’ (though there’s one on the surface) to fill it with bogasity. The Lunar colony had started as a waste of resources to prove the toughness of the human spirit and how much better it is to filth up a pristine blob of rock which was lifeless anyway, than Earth.