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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:The University of Zimbabwe, 1955-2005
Author:Atkinson, N.D.
Year:2006
Periodical:Heritage of Zimbabwe (ISSN 0556-9605)
Issue:25
Pages:130-138
Language:English
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:universities
educational history
History, Archaeology
history
University of Zimbabwe
education
Abstract:To ensure that colonial universities would achieve the necessary standards of academic reputation and social influence, the new institutions were established at first, not as full universities, but as university colleges, under the supervision of an academic body in the United Kingdom. The University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was founded by Royal Charter in 1955 to serve the three countries of the newly inaugurated Central African Federation (now Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe). This paper examines the early departmental structures of this college as well as the (political) developments which led to the establishment, in 1970, of the University of Rhodesia - still operating under the provisions of the Royal Charter - and the University of Zimbabwe in 1980. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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