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International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU) 2005f
Department of Geography, University of Durham Durham DH1 3LE, United Kingdom
tel:44-191 334 1961 fax:44-191 334 1962

Organizational Status: University-affiliated institute, founded in 1989.

General Description: IBRU, affiliated with the University of Durham, works to enhance the resources available for the peaceful resolution of problems associated with international boundaries on land and at sea, including their delimitation, demarcation, and management. IBRU is recognized as an international resource of information and expertise on boundary and territorial issues throughout the world. IBRU has a publication program and organizes conferences and training workshops on boundary and territorial issues. The unit offers a number of consultancy services and has undertaken research for a wide variety of clients, including governments, international organizations, oil and shipping companies, international law firms, NGOs, and academic institutions.

Annual Budget: GBP 150 thousand (2004)

Staff: 4 (2 research, 2 administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Mr. PRATT, Martin (Director of Research)

Public Relations:
Ms. SPEAK, Michelle (External Relations Director)

(As of November, 2004)

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