Andersen, Hendrick Christian [Hrsg.]; Hébrard, Ernest M. [Hrsg.]
Creation of a world centre of communication — Paris, 1913

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and for the delegates of the various nations; in addition there will be record
and archive offices, museums and exhibition rooms in which to exhibit
scientific collections and all the objects required for illustrating the subjects
discussed in the several congresses; while in the Institute for Surgery and
Medicine are rooms for patients who may serve for demonstration purposes
in particular or rare maladies. Great care has been taken in lighting and in
harmoniously connecting the several parts of each of these buildings in order
to make them fully capable of serving the practical purposes for which they
were designed. It is needless to add that spacious restaurants and conver-
sation rooms have not been forgotten.



International Institutes of Higher Learning, though often suggested, have
not yet been actually built. Nevertheless, there is everv reason to believe
that their sphere of usefulness would be very large, j/k

Every effort has been made in the present work to plan such Institutes
as would suit the requirements of the foremost authorities in all branches
of learning; that they might meet under the most favourable conditions, and
that professors and teachers, as well as men and'women of culture from all
parts of the world desiring to prolong or renew their studies under the gui-
dance of the most advanced minds of the time, might here assemble.

Immediate contact with the highest culture and learning of all nations
would have the advantage of immediately broadening men's views and of
awakening in them a desire to acquire, through a manv-sided training, the
power of guiding the future efforts of humanity.

It would take a long time to detail all the many arguments in favour of
founding these International Institutes for Higher Education in all branches of
Theoretical and Applied Science, Religion, Law and Letters. But the prin-
cipal reasons may be enumerated as follows : (i) to promote a closer under-
standing between nation and nation; (2) to bring all practical and scientific
knowledge into a common centre where it could be tested, and prepared for
general diffusion; (j) to give an opportunity to professors and teachers to
meet their colleagues from all parts of the world; (4) to form a direct line
of communication for the spread of knowledge and scientific achievements
among all colleges and universities; (5) to bring the ideal and the practical
together in a world harmony of purpose and accomplishment; (6) and
lastly, to spread truth and human aspirations freely and rapidly among all

Further advantages would be : the practical suggestions which world
scientific congresses could furnish upon all pressing subjects; the ready means
of recording all progress made or suggested; and the proximity to the world


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