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58th Edition

The Europa World of Learning 2008

ISBN 9781857434361
Published October 3, 2007 by Routledge
2952 Pages

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Book Description

A comprehensive directory and guide to the organizations and institutions throughout the sphere of higher education and learning.

Profiling some 30,000 academic institutions and over 200,000 staff and officials, this highly esteemed work covers the whole of the higher education and learning spectrum. Available in both print and online editions, there is no other source that provides such comprehensive, international coverage.

Now in its fifty-eighth edition, The Europa World of Learning has become established as one of the world's leading reference works. Meticulously updated to the highest editorial standards, entries are sourced from the organizations themselves to ensure accurate and reliable information.

New content for this edition includes:

• introductory surveys for every country providing  a profile of higher education framework

• directory section of regulatory and representative bodies for selected countries

• five new essays in the introductory essay section, of topical interest to the world of higher education.

Every type of academic institution is covered, including over:

  • 6,200 universities and colleges
  • 6,600 research institutes
  • 3,000 museums and art galleries
  • 5,300 learned societies
  • 3,500 libraries and archives
  • 26,000 publications.

This highly acclaimed resource also includes a separate section detailing more than 500 international organizations concerned with higher education and scholarship, such as UNESCO, the International Association of Universities and ERASMUS.

Some other key features:

  • truly international coverage
  • separate chapters for every country; from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe
  • completely revised and updated every year
  • easy-to-use format, including a 100-page index of institutions for quick reference.
  • also available online at


'The World of Learning should be made available in every library, in every university, in every country.' - Middle East Business Review (about a previous edition)

'If a library does not have The World of Learning it does not belong to the world of learning.' - World Affairs Report

'The best single reference book on international scholarship.' - The Times Literary Supplement