I am playing a High Elf with the Sage Background and the specialization of Researcher and I would like to develop more details about what university or similar institution I might frequent. My character is from the Storm Coast. Are there any universities in the region, or that would be sensible to have travelled to?
The biggest center of learning in the Forgotten Realms is Candlekeep, which is just south of Baldur's Gate on the Sword Coast.
Another good candidate would be Silverymoon in the North. It has always been the academic and magical center of the region, and a large part of its population is made of elves.