AO-96-2/3 -- Organizations


Handbuch der Universitäten und Fachhochschulen Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz [Higher Education Directory for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland]. München [et al.]: Saur. 24 cm. Title through 6th ed. (1993): Handbuch der Universitäten und Fachhochschulen Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz. ISSN 1430-4635

7th ed. (1996). xxiii, 578 p. ISBN 3-598-11287-4: DM 348.00

Although not reflected in its title at the time, the previous edition (1993) of this work was in fact the first to cover institutions of higher learning in the eastern part of unified Germany. In the current edition, the number of institutions listed has risen from 9559 to 9872 (8195 for Germany, 987 for Austria, 690 for Switzerland), but the format remains the same: within the three countries the arrangement is alphabetical by location, then by school; there is a subject index. Updated in the winter semester of 1995/96, this directory gives good value for the money, and can reliably be used to ascertain addresses. Names are included only for departmental chairs. [sh/nb]


European Foundation Centre Profiles: . . . Profiles of Foundations and Corporate Funders Active in Europe or Intercontinentally. Ed. Elan Garonzik and Susan Wood. Brussels: European Foundation Centre. 30 cm. (An Orpheus Programme publication). (EFC, 51 rue de la Concorde, B-1050 Bruxelles, FAX (0032 2) 512-3265) 1995. xxi, 159 p. ISBN 2-930107-02-2: Ecu 45.00 FB 1800.00


Cultural Funding in Europe: A Directory of Foundation and Corporate Funders of the Arts and Culture in Europe. Ed. Elan Garonzik and Susan Wood. Brussels: European Foundation Centre. 30 cm. (An Orpheus Programme publication). 1995. xxi, 202 p. ISBN 2-930107-01-4: Ecu 40.00

These two directories overlap only partially (e.g., of eight German foundations in the one and ten in the other, just two appear in both). The first lists 112 members of the European Foundation Centre, which was established in 1989 by seven leading European foundations along with national umbrella organizations. The other lists 152 foundations that address areas of art and culture. Most are based in Europe, but there are also a considerable number from the USA, as well as from Israel, Japan, Korea, and Turkey. The detailed information in the entries extends to such areas as staff and finances, and sources are given. The arrangement of both volumes is identical: an alphabetical listing of foundations is followed by indexes for countries, variant names, and subject headings of areas supported by the foundations. Although the two works do not eliminate the need to consult national foundation directories, they are nonetheless excellent sources of information about high-powered, internationally active foundations. [sh/nb]

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