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Weizmann Institute Directors Approve New Ten-year Expansion Program

A ten-year building and expansion program for the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, which will enable the institution to rank above all other research centers between Italy and India, was approved by the Institute’s board of directors here yesterday. Dewey Stone, chairman of the board of governors of the Institute, said that the first unit of the expansion program would be the Ullman Institute of Life Sciences to be started immediately, and to be devoted to molecular biology.

Later this year, ground will be broken for the International Research Student and Training Center, an extension of the Institute’s Graduate School in Natural Sciences. The new facility will be open to doctoral and post-doctoral students from all over the world who wish to continue their studies in the exact sciences. Fellowships will be provided for students from the Afro-Asian countries as well as from Europe and North and South America.