The 2003 edition of "The World of Learning" has been thoroughly revised and updated to provide an accurate and comprehensive guide to the academic world throughout all continents. It covers universities, colleges, schools of art and music, libraries, learned societies, research institutes, museums and art galleries world-wide arranged alphabetically by country. Every important library is included giving details of the number of volumes held and outstanding features of the collection as well as contact details. Professors at major universities are listed by name together with the subjects they teach. The reference details more than 400 international organizations concerned with education throughout the world. All entries include, where available: names, principal personnel, postal and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and aims and publications. It also includes a 100-page index of institutions.