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Weizmann Institute Opens Academic Year with 50 Foreign Scientists

Former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion today pointed to the need for increased scientific education in under developed countries as a means for bridging the gap between the affluent and the poor countries. Mr. Ben-Gurion, who addressed the opening of the academic year of the Weizmann Institute, said he believed that this gap–much more than the cold war–was the central issue of our generation.

It was announced at the ceremonies that, during the coming year, the Institute would carry out research projects commissioned from abroad totaling $3,500,000, mostly for the U.S. Government and the Volkswagen Foundation in West Germany. There are currently some 1,000 scientists and administrative personnel at the Institute, including 50 scientists from abroad.