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Molecules 2003, 8(1), 2-12; doi:10.3390/80100002

The Societal Obligations of Universities

Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, ETH Zentrum, CHN, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland
Received: 1 January 2003 / Published: 31 January 2003
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The questions I will discuss in my lecture are not specific to China, but rather apply to any country on the globe. They concern the relation between the academic community and society. Naturally, much of the hope for a better future is directed towards the sciences which provide the foundation for prosperous industries and for a higher standard of living. Without advanced and competitive science, nothing functions in any country, and adequate science support will be essential also for a healthy development of China. [...]
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