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The World of Learning 2005

55th Edition


2,568 pages

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Hardback: 9781857432596
pub: 2004-09-23
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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 55th Edition, The 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.

Every type of academic institution is covered, including:


* 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 include:

* Truly international in its coverage

* Separate chapters for every country; from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe

* Completely revised and updated every year

* Easy to use format includes a 100-page index of institutions for quick reference.


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

'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

'This is by far the best international directory on the subject.' - American Reference Books Annual

' … it will remain the one absolutely standard directory for every higher education and related institution throughout the world, as well as for anybody who deals with those institutions to any extent.' - Reference Reviews

'…current, well indexed, and well edited--a valuable and unique reference classic. An online version complements the print edition and offers browse functions and frequent updates. Summing Up: Highly recommended.' - Choice May 2004

'Online access greatly enhances the utility and flexibility of this venerable reference tool.' - Choice October 2004

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Reference
REFERENCE / Directories