In 1997 a grant of USD 3500 was provided through the ICSU grants programme by UNESCO to support IUCr Visiting Professors, especially in Africa.Contributions to Schools of Crystallography
Professor K. El-Sayed was the main organizer of The Fifth International School and Workshop of Crystallography: Teaching and Applications, which was held in Suez, Egypt, 5 - 11 April 1997. Several members and consultants of the Commission participated as teachers.
Similarly, Professor M. Laing organized a School on Practical Applications of X-ray Powder Diffraction, in Durban, South Africa, 22 - 26 September 1997.
The Commission positively supported applications for IUCr sponsorships for two schools taking place in Erice, Italy, 22 May - 2 June, 1997, one on direct methods and one on electron crystallography.Other activities
At ECM-17, in Lisbon, Portugal, 24 - 28 August 1997, a session on Computer-Based Teaching in Crystallography was organized and chaired by M. B. Hursthouse and E. Makovicky.
At ECM-18, which will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, 16 - 20 August 1998, there will be a session on Teaching Crystallography to be organized by A. Oskarsson.
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