Russia: New University Takes Science to the People

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Science  02 Feb 1996:
Vol. 271, Issue 5249, pp. 700
DOI: 10.1126/science.271.5249.700


Pushchino—This town on the Oka River, 120 kilometers south of Moscow, is home to a collection of biological research institutes and one of Russia's newest universities. Pushchino State University, founded in 1992 along the lines of a U.S. land grant university, is trying to involve the research institutes in teaching and gear research and education to the needs of the local community. The university is being shaped by a consortium of local institutions and two U.S. universities.