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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 18, No. 12. September 6, 1954



The establishment of a branch of Johns Hopkins University in Rangoon has been announced by Dr. Philip Thayer, Dean of the University's School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. The new institution will be set up under the joint auspices of the University of Rangoon and the Johns Hopkins University, and will be known as the Rangoon-Hopkins Centre for South-East Asian Studies. The centre will provide facilities for students from the School of Advanced International Studies to carry on supervised basic research in the field. It will also help American students to obtain insight into South-East Asian culture, history and religion, as well as contemporary economic and political problems.—(The Asian Student. San Francisco.)

Premier U Nu of the Union of Burma has suggested the establishment of an International Buddhist University in Rangoon to co-ordinate the study of Buddhism all over Asia. The International Institute for Advanced Buddhist Studies, whose foundation stone was laid on April 3. will form a part of the proposed University. Scholars, advanced students and research fellows, a few of whom would be from foreign countries, would be Invited to meet and work at the Institute which is to be supported by funds from the Rockefeller Foundation in co-operation with the Burmese Government.—(The Asian Student. San Francisco.)