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The Hebrew University in Jerusalem

Naturevolume 115pages681682 (1925) | Download Citation



THE inauguration of a new university is an event of -L interest to all engaged in academic and scientific pursuits, but the opening of the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus, by Lord Balfour, on April i, aroused more than usual interest, not only among Jews but also among all civilised peoples. The new University is yet in its infancy. At present, a small but well-equipped chemical department is in existence, a micro-biological department is in preparation, a department of Jewish studies is in being, while active preparations are being made in connexion with the Einstein Institute of Physics and Mathematics, the foundation stone of which was laid on Thursday, April 2, by Sir Arthur Schuster. Nevertheless, in spite of its present smallness, the opening of the University was the occasion of a remarkable demonstration of enthusiasm on the part of world-wide Jewry, as well as of sympathy from a large number of universities and learned institutions, which were either represented at the opening ceremony or sent messages of greeting and goodwill.

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