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UNITWIN UNESCO Chairs in the UK

There are currently 13 UNESCO Chairs and four UNITWIN Networks established in the UK. Please click on the links below for further information on each Chair and Network.

For enquiries and for further information on the UNITWIN UNESCO Chairs Programme within the UK contact Andrea Blick, the UK National Commission for UNESCO’s UNITWIN UNESCO Chairs Programme (UK) Coordinator.

  • +44 (0)20 7766 3491
  • ablick [at]unesco.org.uk

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UNESCO Chair in New Media Forms of the Book, University of Bedfordshire (2012)
Thumb: UNESCO Chair in New Media Forms of the Book, University of Bedfordshire (2012)
The UNESCO Chair in New Media Forms of the Book promotes an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the fields of new media forms of the book.
UNESCO Chair in International Development, University of Edinburgh (2009)
Thumb: UNESCO Chair in International Development, University of Edinburgh (2009)
The UNESCO Chair in International Development promotes economic and social progress in developing countries with specific emphasis on the needs of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
UNESCO Chair in the Development of a Sustainable Geoenvironment, Cardiff University (2009)
Thumb: UNESCO Chair in the Development of a Sustainable Geoenvironment, Cardiff University (2009)
The UNESCO Chair in The Development of a Sustainable Geoenvironment contributes to stalling and reversing the contamination and degradation of terrestrial systems and their surface and groundwater systems.
UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development, University of the Highlands and Islands (2009)
Thumb: UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development, University of the Highlands and Islands (2009)
The UNESCO Chair contributes to sustainable mountain development, which concerns both mountain regions and populations living downstream or otherwise dependent on these regions.
UNESCO Chair in African Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Bradford (2008)
Thumb: UNESCO Chair in African Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Bradford (2008)
The UNESCO Chair in Africa Peace and Conflict Studies works with partners on the continent to build a critical mass of expertise in this area.
UNESCO Chair in Gender Research, Lancaster University (2008)
Thumb: UNESCO Chair in Gender Research, Lancaster University (2008)
The UNESCO Chair in Gender Research Strengthens the coordination and development of policy-relevant gender equality research.
UNESCO Chair in ICT for Development, Royal Holloway, University of London (2007)
Thumb: UNESCO Chair in ICT for Development, Royal Holloway, University of London (2007)
The UNESCO Chair in ICT4D focuses on how ICTs can make a difference to the lives of the poor and marginalised.
UNESCO Chair in HIV AIDS Education and Health Security in Africa, Aberystwyth University (2007)
Thumb: UNESCO Chair in HIV AIDS Education and Health Security in Africa, Aberystwyth University (2007)
The UNESCO Chair in HIV AIDS Education and Health Security in Africa engages with researchers and policy makers in southern Africa to examine the complexities of defining HIV/AIDS as a security issue.
UNESCO Chair in Political Economy of Education, University of Nottingham (2005)
Thumb: UNESCO Chair in Political Economy of Education, University of Nottingham (2005)
The UNESCO Chair develops the political economy of education comparatively within the context of international development objectives.
UNESCO Chair in Higher Education Management, University of Bath (2000)
Thumb: UNESCO Chair in Higher Education Management, University of Bath (2000)
The UNESCO Chair in Higher Education Management focuses on governance, management structures, resources and finance in Higher Education, developing cooperative linking arrangements with institutions in sub-Saharan Africa.
UNESCO Chair in Intercultural Studies and Teacher Education, Institute of Education, University of London (2000)
Thumb: UNESCO Chair in Intercultural Studies and Teacher Education, Institute of Education, University of London (2000)
The UNESCO Chair in Intercultural Studies and Teacher Education addresses the intercultural educational challenges that face us in today’s complex multicultural societies.
UNESCO Chair in Education for Pluralism, Human Rights and Democracy, University of Ulster (1999)
Thumb: UNESCO Chair in Education for Pluralism, Human Rights and Democracy, University of Ulster (1999)
The UNESCO Chair focuses on Education for Pluralism, Human Rights and Democracy in local, national and international contexts.
UNITWIN Network in Global Pharmacy Education Development, UCL School of Pharmacy and International Pharmaceutical Federation (2010)
Thumb: UNITWIN Network in Global Pharmacy Education Development, UCL School of Pharmacy and International Pharmaceutical Federation (2010)
The UNITWIN Network provides a framework to help develop pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences education on a global scale.
UNITWIN Network in Entrepreneurial Education, University of Strathclyde and University of Zambia (2010)
Thumb: UNITWIN Network in Entrepreneurial Education, University of Strathclyde and University of Zambia (2010)
The UNITWIN Network for Entrepreneurial Education supports the design and delivery of entrepreneurial education in schools and communities in the partner countries through the TTEACH Programme, Teachers Teaching Entrepreneurship to African Children and Communities.
UNITWIN Network in Marine Biology and Sustainable Development for East Africa, Bangor University and University of Dar es Salaam (2009)
Thumb: UNITWIN Network in Marine Biology and Sustainable Development for East Africa, Bangor University and University of Dar es Salaam (2009)
The UNITWIN Network provides a framework to help develop, use and manage costal and marine resources sustainably in the east African region.


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