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Recently, a numb e r o f p o l y t e c h n i c s, s o - c a l l e d “Fachhochschulen,” have been added. The total student body in Austrian universities is about 266,000, about 29,000 of whom are foreigners. Austrian universities are free for Austrian citizens. 00 per semester. Austria's institutions of higher learning are open to qualified Americans in most departments. However, some fields - varying from university to university - have restricted access due to limited study and laborat o r y f a c i l i t i e s.

There are natural-gas deposits and hydroelectric power in Wels. Architecture here is in the late Gothic and baroque styles. The castle where Emperor Maximilian I died in 1519 is located in Wels. Fou n d ed i n 15 B. , t he c it y’s ancient name was Ovilava. WIENER NEUSTADT, located 35 miles southwest of Vienna, has a current population of 35,500. An industrial city that is also a railroad junction, Wiener Neustadt manufactures textiles and leather goods, and brews beer. Founded about 1193, the city was at the height of its prosperity in the 15th century.

Belarus State University and the Minsk Institute of Foreign Languages are among the most prestigious. After independence, several 35 Belarus non-state universities, oriented toward such fields as the humanities and business, were established. Children begin school at age six and continue through the 10th and 11th forms, at age 17. Commerce and Industry During the Soviet period, Belarus was the assembly line of the USSR, importing raw materials and exporting manufactured goods. Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Belarus no longer has access to subsidized raw materials or energy products, and its as yet unreconstructed economy is floundering.

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