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University changes name after uncovering patron’s antisemitism

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Academic council votes to drop Christian Beuth, saying it wants to 'send clear signal'

The academic assembly of the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin has decided to rename the institution, because of antisemitic statements made by the man who inspired the title.

The university’s academic assembly voted last week to change the institution’s official title, according to a statement. During the same meeting, the university president was given the task of initiating an institution-wide process to find a new name for the applied sciences university.

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