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UP opens new Carnegie Leadership and Training Centre and Research Commons

6 December 2011 No Comment

The Department of Library Services at the University of Pretoria officially opened the Carnegie Leadership and Training Centre and Research Commons in the Merensky

II Library, situated at the university’s Hatfield Campus.

This is a dedicated advanced research space for postgraduate students at masters and doctoral level as well as for researchers and academic staff at the University of Pretoria.

t has been designed as a research and social space that contributes to social dialogue, scholarly exchange and intellectual development.

This facility enhances the Library’s commitment to supporting postgraduates, academics and researchers in their research endeavours and to lending impetus to the University’s research


The Centre was developed as part of the national Research Libraries Consortium (RLC) Project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

This project aims to contribute to the development of dedicated facilities, shared technologies and well trained librarians to increase library support for researchers at the beneficiary


Dr Omotade Aina, the Programme Director for Higher Education and Libraries in Africa for

the Carnegie Corporation of New York delivered the message on behalf of the President of the corporation, Dr Vartan Gregorian.

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