Germany Eyes an Ivy League of Its Own Germany wants to develop its own university elite, akin to the American Ivy League. Supporters say the country needs distinguished universities to survive in a global market. But many Germans say the effort collides with the notion that higher education should be available to all.
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Germany Eyes an Ivy League of Its Own

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Germany Eyes an Ivy League of Its Own

Germany Eyes an Ivy League of Its Own

Germany Eyes an Ivy League of Its Own

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Germany wants to develop its own university elite, akin to the American Ivy League. Supporters say the country needs distinguished universities to survive in a global market. But many Germans say the effort collides with the notion that higher education should be available to all.