Higher Education in Palestine


    THE Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have just published their annual report, 1938–39 (199 Piccadilly, London). This University is an important centre of culture in a distracted country and continues, we are glad to see, constructive effort, though faced with financial uncertainty. A new Medical Centre was opened last year, including a fine hospital with three hundred beds and first-rate equipment. For the present it will be mainly devoted to medical research and post-graduate courses. Progress has been made with agriculture and education, for which eight diplomas were awarded last year. The University is enterprising enough to broadcast popular talks on its work, and its friends are busy in Great Britain seeking to make up for losses due to the War. It is hoped that some special donations may help a large number of students who, coming from countries under German domination, can no longer receive the money on which they formerly relied. It is estimated that £6,000 will be needed for urgent cases.

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    Higher Education in Palestine. Nature 145, 383 (1940). https://doi.org/10.1038/145383b0

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