Namibia

Peter H. Katjavivi, Elna Schoeman, Stanley Schoeman
1987 International Journal of African Historical Studies  
Since it was established in 1992, the University of Namibia has established itself as an institution of higher education that has won respect across Africa and internationally. It has developed new faculties, graduated thousands of students, and produced a wide range of publications including research reports on subjects of national, regional and international signifi cance. As it approached its 20th anniversary in 2012, UNAM took the bold step of establishing a new unit dedicated to
more » ... cated to publishing, apparently ignoring the prevailing reality for smaller university presses around the world, which have experienced falling markets since the turn of the century. What was the context for this? What is the history of publishing at UNAM? How does the new unit fi t into the overall work of the University and where is it going? This paper explores these questions. It is the product of my own involvement as This centre is responsible for developing materials for distance education students pursuing courses at UNAM. The materials are usually developed by UNAM academics who receive a fee, while the university holds the copyright. The materials are printed through CES and are currently distributed free to distance students. The costs of production of the publications are covered in the students' fees.
doi:10.2307/219716 fatcat:kloq3l533ndntfgv7qh6odvzby