Symp., Vol. 178, 2002, pp. 1-181
Characterization and Materials Science
Annual UNESCO School & IUPAC Conference on Macromolecules
& Materials Science
Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2001
Editor, R.D. Sanderson, H. Pasch
Wiley-VCH, 2002, pp. 1-181
for Life Division Paris has awarded 13 Associated Centres for research
in chemical science and education. One of these is the UNESCO Associated
Centre for Macromolecules & Materials which is part of the Chemistry
Department of the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
As put of its
activities, UNESCO encourages and sponsors UNESCO Schools and scientific
conferences in collaboration with scientifc associations such as the
International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The UNESCO
School and Conference on Macromolecules & Materials Science is
held annually in Stellenbosch, South Africa (website: http://www.sun.ac.za/unesco/unesco.htm).
World authorities in various fields of macromolecular science are
invited to give tutorials at the UNESCO School and informative plenaries
at the conference. The exposure to new ideas and advanced concepts
in macromolecular science is of great importance for South African
students and senior staff alike coming from different universities
and research institutions. It is particularly valuable that with the
support of UNESCO generous concessions can be made for attendees from
disadvantaged communities and from countries with emerging technologies.
The 4" UNESCO
School & IUPAC Conference focused on polymer characterization,
new polymer architectures and nanomaterials. Abridged versions of
a number of papers are compiled to create the present volume of Macromolecular
Symposia. The content of the papers is also available in the Virtual
Teaching Encyclopaedia which contains papers from previous UNESCO
conferences as well (website: http://www.sun.ac.za/unesco/unesco.htm).
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