Spiritual Heritage of Humboldt’s Idea of University: Study on Universities in Germany

Jiali HU, Yanqiang CUI


Humboldt advocated traditional classics of teaching and adhered to personality shaping. The best method for personality is academic research. Humboldt considered academic research was a kind of creative activity and behavior. In universities, teaching and research supplement each other. The universities own better conditions than academies of sciences in terms of academic development and communication. Teachers and students improve themselves through academic research. Therefore, universities make outstanding contributions to modernization of the German economy.


Spiritual heritage; Academics; Combination of teaching and research

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