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Unless the government’s releases more funds for the universities, Israel night become a third-rate scientific power within five years, Hebrew University rector Gideon Czapski warned here at the opening session of the university’s 40th annual board of governors meeting. Czapski warned that unless the situation changed he foresaw “a scientific and cultural decline that will last for generations.” He said because of the inadequate salaries the universities offered, the more successful young scientists were looking for work outside the universities. The opening session was also addressed by Sam Rothberg, chairman of the Board, and university president, Avraham Harman.