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Basel Education

Basel hosts Switzerland's oldest university, the University of Basel, dating from 1459. More recently, its work in tropical medicine has gained prominence.

Basel is also well known for various scientific societies, as the Entomological Society of Basel (Entomologische Gesellschaft Basel, EGB), which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2005.

Basel has several International Schools, including the International School of Basel, the Minerva School and the Rhine Academy. Many workers and their children come to Basel from other parts of Switzerland due to the large presence of pharmaceutical companies, and the majority of those children come to study at the international schools of Basel.
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