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Germany's under-underdogs

By Tom Levine   January 2004

Germany has a university crisis too If you happen to use the Berlin subway these days, you may find yourself eavesdropping on a lecture on 19th-century Jewish literature or maybe one on the mating rituals of the South American forest frog. While travelling between Gesundbrunnen and Platz der Luftbr?cke, you may learn something about ossification in the human hip, French company law or diphthongs in Spanish. In any case, you will share your train with a large number of university students and one or two lecturers. There will also be placards protesting against the latest round of budget cuts for…

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