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Humboldt Hits the Comeback Trail

Science  02 Feb 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5505, pp. 819-821
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5505.819A

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BERLIN-- Once a haven for Nobel laureates, Humboldt University lost its best researchers and much of its influence decades ago. Now Humboldt is endeavoring to win back talent and recapture lost glory; the latest push began last December, with the unveiling of a program to promote more independence for young researchers and a renewed commitment to move the university's natural science faculties from outmoded buildings into new labs. Increased government support will be crucial for meeting the university's research goals, however.

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