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The Promotion of Post-Graduate Work and Research

Nature volume 101, pages 184186 (09 May 1918) | Download Citation



THE Senate of the University of London has had under consideration proposals which have emanated from the Conference of Canadian Universities held in May, 1916, the Conference of Universities held on May 18, 1917, and the American Association of University Professors. The object in view is to encourage post-graduate work and research and to contrive some means of strengthening the ties between the universities of Britain and her dependencies and those of the Allied nations, especially the United States of America. The chief proposal consists in the institution of a new doctorate to be attainable by students who have taken a lower degree in some overseas university. The Senate at its meeting on January 23 considered the question of provision for the needs of graduate students from afar, and resolved that the report of the Academic Council be approved and adopted. The first item in the report declares that “it is undesirable to institute a doctoral degree of a lower standard than the existing doctoral degrees.”

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