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Title:
International handbook of universities
Edition:
16th ed.
Publication Information:
Paris Cedex, France : International Association of Universities, 2001
ISBN:
9780333945131

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Summary

This reference source on universities covers 7300 institutions in over 175 countries. Details on the institutions include: names (local and English) of the institutions; full postal address; telephone, fax, e-mail, telegraphic numbers and websites; list of all faculties, colleges, schools, institutes, departments within the institutions with staff and student numbers and fields of study offered; a brief historical background; information on academic year, admission requirements and tuition fees; degrees and diplomas offered at each level of study; student services, special facilities (museums etc) and publications; size and breakdown of academic staff; student enrolment figures including foreign students; and principal academic and administrative officers with their own contact details.


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Choice Review

The 16th edition includes entries for 7,300 institutions in 176 countries that grant bachelors' and advanced degrees; hence it is not a comprehensive list of postsecondary institutions or of lifelong learning programs. Although it is convenient for a single volume to contain all the demographic and contact information for institutions, like most directories its most interesting and frequently sought information is dated--enrollments, personnel, leadership, admission criteria. The sources of some data--library holdings, research centers--are an object of curiosity, since they lack accuracy and occasionally credibility. The most valuable information is the URL, which allows users to verify the most current information about the institution. The volume is arranged alphabetically by country, and for many countries, divided by public and private institutions. The US, probably because of scale, is divided into those that grant doctorates and those that do not. Standardized entries give contact information, institutional leadership and academic programs, institutes or faculties, brief descriptions of degrees awarded, and any special services. The ease of using one volume can be convincing, but the Web provides more current and accurate information and links to specific sources of information. The future of printed directories appears insecure. For the US, the annual Higher Education Directory (1983- ) includes accreditation, and for UK the annual Commonwealth Universities Yearbook (1958- ) lists faculty members. For other parts of the world, the Europa family of directories suffices. Academic collections. J. Gelfand University of California, Irvine


Library Journal Review

This edition is much broader in scope than previous editions of the Handbook, as it includes institutions in the Commonwealth of Nations as well as in the United States. (The 12th edition appeared in 1991; although the book is generally a biennial, extra time was taken to accommodate this major change in format.) The Handbook contains over 4000 entries covering 169 countries and territories. Arranged alphabetically by country, entries are listed in geographical order by town or province. They provide such information as a listing of faculties, departments, and schools; a brief description of the history and structure of the institution; admission requirements; degrees offered; and cooperative arrangements with institutions in foreign countries. There is also an alphabetical index of institutions. Information is based on the Commonwealth Universities Yearbook (Stockton Pr., 1988. 64th ed.) and American Universities and Colleges (Stockton Pr., 1992. 14th ed.). Entries are now restricted to degree-granting institutions of university level. Basic information on other institutions of higher education may be found in the International Association of Universities's World List of Universities (Stockton Pr., 1992. 19th ed.). Highly recommended as a basic reference source for public and academic libraries.-Barbara S. Meagher, Central Connecticut State Univ., New Britain (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

A Note on the International Association of Universities
Preface
Guide to the Entries
Universities Listed Alphabetically by Country
The Officers of the Association
Publications
Index
A Note on the International Association of Universities
Preface
Guide to the Entries
Universities Listed Alphabetically by Country
The Officers of the Association
Publications
Index
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