University of Antananarivo

University of Antananarivo (French: Université d'Antananarivo) is the primary public university of Madagascar, located in the capital Antananarivo.

University of Antananarivo, in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

History edit

The university traces its founding to 16 December 1955 and the formation of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Antananarivo. It established itself as the main center for higher education in the country, and was renamed the University of Madagascar in 1961. It later opened five more branches in Antsiranana, Fianarantsoa, Toamasina, Toliara, and Mahajanga.

Robert Mallet taught in Madagascar from 1959 to 1964, where he founded the Faculty of Letters at the University of Antananarivo, of which he was the first Dean.[1][2][3]

The University of Antananarivo runs the Museum of Arts and Archaeology. The Institute of Higher Education of Soavinandriana Itasy and the Institute of Higher Education of Antsirabe Vakinankaratra are its two regional branches.[4]

With the Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique (Ministry of Higher Education), staff of the university oversee MadaRevues, a website compilation of scientific journals published in Madagascar. PDF articles are viewable for free.[5]

Sports edit

The university's sports facilities were used for the official 2011 African Basketball Championship.

Notable people edit

  • Chantal Radimilahy, Madagascar's first woman archaeologist and director of the Museum of Arts and Archaeology.[6]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Académie royale de langue et de littérature françaises de Belgique: Robert Mallet".
  2. ^ "Université d'Antananarivo".
  3. ^ Lardoux, Jacques; Mallet, Robert (2003). Du terroir à la terre: Robert Mallet, recteur, écrivain, mondialiste : etudes biographiques et entretiens avec un témoignage inédit de Guillevic. Editions La Part Commune. ISBN 9782844180360 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Université d'Antananarivo".
  5. ^ "Madarevues". Retrieved Jun 7, 2019.
  6. ^ "Chantal Radimilahy | TrowelBlazers". Retrieved 2021-03-12.

External links edit

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