Hebrew University Opens Academic Year with 7,600 Students; 50 from U.S.

The Hebrew University opened its 37th academic year here today, with an enrollment of 7,600 students. Among them are 50 Americans, from 32 universities and colleges in the United States, taking one-year courses. About 500 other Americans at the university are research students. Forty of the students are from Asian countries.

Eighteen students from Africa and Asia began studies today in medical courses at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School here. They are enrolled in a regular, six-year curriculum, in English. Each student will serve an additional year of internship in a hospital here.

In the course of their studies, they will also be expected to learn Hebrew. The students were chosen by committees representing the World Health Organization, local minority groups in various countries, and medical schools in those countries.