IN spite of the, war, changes have been carried through with the object of placing higher technical education in Holland on a university basis. About twenty years ago the engineering and technological college at Delft became a technical university; later, a commercial high school was started at Rotterdam. Now the Minister of Agriculture has brought about the reorganisation of the veterinary college at Utrecht and the agricultural college at Wageningen; both these have recently-been converted into institutions of university rank. It was at the Utrecht veterinary school that van't Hoff taught chemistry and physics from 1875 to 1877, before his. appointment to a professorship at Amsterdam.