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3- The other quite outstanding cause of going to universities lies in the issue of gaining skills for careers. (can I replace "lies in" with "appertains to")

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3- The other quite outstanding cause of going to universities lies in the issue
of gaining skills for careers. (can I replace "lies in" with "appertains to")

*** YES, and you can also use the verb "pertains."

The sentence itself is a little "wordy."  You can shorten it by removing words that are not really necessary:  The other quite outstanding cause of going to universities is gaining career skills.

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