Subseries C - Correspondance relative aux questions des relations universitaires, début de la Conférence permanente, Etudiants

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Correspondance relative aux questions des relations universitaires, début de la Conférence permanente, Etudiants


  • 1923-1946 (Creation)

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When the IIIC was established in 1926, the “Section of General Affairs”, dealing with university questions, replaced the International Office of University Education (founded in 1923 and attached to the League of Nations Secretariat). This Section was dissolved in July 1926 and replaced by the “University Relations Section”, with Alfred Zimmern appointed as head. Zimmern held this post until 1929 when he was succeeded by Dr. Werner Picht. Zimmern also served as President of the International Bureau of Education which had been attached to the University Relations Section since 1926.

The task of the University Relations Section was to foster cooperation between universities in various countries. It encouraged the creation of university offices within the LN member states as well as exchanges between students and lecturers from around the world. It also helped to launch scholarship programs. The Section published a “Bulletin of University Relations”.

The activities of the Section ceased together with the dissolution of the Institute in 1946.


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The following subsubseries were marked as destroyed in the first inventory made by UNESCO: C.III - Publications de la section des rélations universitaires - Distribution; C.V - Universités, Ecoles et Instituts d'enseignement supérieur (excepté le C.X); C.VI - Documentation; C.X - Instituts nationaux à l'étranger et instituts d'études étrangères; C.XIII - Emprunt international, Caisse de crédit et autres questions financières; C.XV - Echanges d'Elèves & correspondance inter scolaire; and, C.XVIII - Institutions pour l'étude scientifique des relations internationales.

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Subseries consists of correspondence relating to cooperation between universities, the start of the permanent Conference, and students.

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Created by AWT 24 March 2011. Revised by Marie Caillot 01/12/2011. Revised slightly by AWT 1/3/2012. Name access point added by AWT, 17-01-2014.




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