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The Place of the Modern University in the State

Nature volume 74, pages 589591 (11 October 1906) | Download Citation



THE recent quatercentenary celebrations of the University of Aberdeen, and especially the speeches of the venerable Chancellor of the University on that occasion,. again direct the attention of thoughtful men to the vital connection between national efficiency and well-being and the provision made by a State for the higher education of its people in modernised universities. The presence of the King and Queen to open the new buildings at Marischal College serves admirably to accentuate the fortunate fact that in their endeavours to provide this country with institutions adequately equipped to supply instruction of the highest grade and with facilities for research in all departments of knowledge, our statesmen, our men of science, and our men of wealth are receiving some of that encouragement of their efforts which it is the power of our Sovereigns to bestow.

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