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I. Arranged according to date of founding.
III. Arranged alphabetically.
IV. Arranged according to countries.
V. List of polytechnica.
VI. List of agricultural, forestry, and mining schools.
The authors of "Minerva, Jahrbuch der Universitäten der Welt," which is the chief source of information offered in the following six lists, say that they have submitted their work at various stages of completion to different professors of the countries mentioned, so that they are assured that their decision as to which of the learned institutions of the world should be regarded as universities is upheld by the most trustworthy authority. They call their Jahrbuch a collection of names of teaching bodies, of universities, or similar institutions of the world. In the first edition the authors admitted that, despite the most rigorous search, a few of the smaller institutions of the Western Hemisphere escaped their notice. In subsequent editions these omissions have been corrected, and libraries, societies, and museums added, so that the fifth edition, that of 1895-96, is a remarkably valuable source of information. Since this Report of the Bureau of Education contains direct information concerning the higher institutions of learning in the United States, they have been omitted from the following lists, which are devoted exclusively to foreign institutions.