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This new website for the University of KwaZulu Natal Libraries encompasses five campus libraries and a number of branch libraries:Edminson Library, Edgewood EG Malherbe Library, Barrie Biermann Architecture Library, Eleanor Bonnar Music Library and GMJ Sweeney Law Library, Howard College Medical Library, Victor Daitz Library HIV/AIDS Information Gateway, Medical School Cecil Renaud Main Library, Law Library, Life Sciences Library, Pietermaritzburg Main Library, Joe Ryan Dentistry Library, Westville and four special collections of regional and national interest: Killie Campbell Africana Library in Durban Alan Paton Centre and Struggle Archives in Pietermaritzburg Gandhi-Luthuli Documentation Centre in Westville University Archives in PietermaritzburgTogether, the libraries contain more than 5.4 million volumes of journals, books, theses, reports and other print media. In addition there is an audiovisual collection and access to a growing number of electronic resources. Currently more than 23 000 electronic journals can be accessed through library subscriptions to journals and databases. Electronic books are also available. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Association of African Universities (AAU) (founded in 1967) is an organization and forum for consultation, exchange of information and co-operation among institutions of higher education in Africa. It represents the voice of higher education in Africa on regional and international bodies and supports networking by institutions of higher education in teaching, research, information exchange and dissemination. At present, there are 212 members from 45 African countries. You can find a list of all member universities with contact addresses and homepages.
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UNU-INRA undertakes research, education and information-sharing activities that
* advance food security by challenging African scientists to collaborate with UNU-INRA to: (a) develop new knowledge and validate/disseminate the indigenous knowledge of African farmers, herders and forest dwellers, (b) add value to Africa's primary products through applied science and technology and (c) focus on education and training of young scientists in cutting-edge science.
* Link natural resource knowledge to policy formulation, problem-solving, and long-term planning processes.
* Emphasize the critical role played by African women in the conservation and management of natural resources.
Currently, UNU-INRA's activities focus on four main thematic areas:(1) Climate, water, land, (2) Biodiversity, medicinal plants, (3) Innovations, socio-economics, policy, and (4) Capacity building ... [according to site editor's information]
The IUCEA is a regional inter-governmental organization established in 1980 by the three East African Partner States (Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda) with the aim of facilitating contact between the universities of East Africa, providing a forum for discussion on a wide range of academic and other matters relating to higher education, and helping maintain high and comparable academic standards. The IUCEA exists to facilitate, coordinate and promote sustainable and competitive development of universities in the region by responding to the challenges facing higher education, and helping universities to contribute to meeting national and regional development needs through its various activities. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) was founded in 1984 as the Catholic Higher Institute of Eastern Africa. It was granted University status in 1992. The faculty of Theology is directly under the control of the Congregation for Catholic Education to award canonical or ecclesistical degrees in eight areas of specialisation, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is directly under the supervision of the Commissioner for Higher Education of the Republic of Kenya, on behalf of other countries of AMECEA (Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa), to award civil degrees in sixteen areas of specialisation. ... [editor's ilissAfrica; according to site editor's information]