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International Handbook of Universities 2019

  • The most comprehensive and authoritative guide on higher education systems, credentials and institutions around the world

  • Comprehensive: More than 18,400 institutions from over 196 countries and territories

  • Authoritative: Information selected according to official sources in each country and collated by the IAU/UNESCO Information Centre on Higher Education

  • Up-to-date: Information provided directly by institutions as well as national higher education authorities to offer an annually updated reference resource

Reference work

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxxi
  2. Pages 1-9
  3. Pages 11-21
  4. Pages 23-57
  5. Pages 59-61
  6. Pages 63-75
  7. Pages 77-126
  8. Pages 127-149
  9. Pages 151-152
  10. Pages 153-192
  11. Pages 193-221
  12. Pages 223-237
  13. Pages 239-240
  14. Pages 241-247
  15. Pages 249-302
  16. Pages 303-304
  17. Pages 305-335
  18. Pages 369-370

About this book


First published in 1959 by the International Association of Universities (IAU), the International Handbook of Universities provides detailed information on Education Systems and higher education institutions that offer at least a four-year degree or a four-year professional diploma. This 10-volume set includes information on:

For Education Systems:

  • Description of the higher education system of each country
  • Stages of studies as well as information on distance education
  • Admission criteria, including information for foreign students
  • Quality assurance and recognition systems
  • Contact details for national bodies
For Institutions:
  • Contact details: name, address, telephone, fax, website
  • Historical background, special facilities and publications
  • Degrees and diplomas offered at each level of study
  • Key personnel, including principal academic and administrative officers
  • Description of facilities, schools and departments
  • Valuable information on academic year, admission requirements, academic staff and student numbers


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.ParisFrance

About the authors

About the author

Founded in 1950 under the auspices of UNESCO, the International Association of Universities (IAU) is the leading global association of higher education institutions (HEIs) and organisations from around the world. IAU brings together over 650 Members from more than 120 countries. It provides a global forum for debate, cooperation and action for the worldwide higher education community by organizing global networking events, providing advisory training and capacity-building programmes, conducting research and engaging in advocacy activities. It acts as the global voice for higher education to UNESCO and other intergovernmental organisations including OECD, the World Bank, the Council of Europe and other international higher education organizations.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title International Handbook of Universities 2019
  • Editors Intl Association of Universities Intl Association of Universities
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information International Association of Universities (IAU) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-76970-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-76971-4
  • Edition Number 29
  • Number of Pages LXXI, 8058
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Higher Education
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