UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs in Central Asia

1 January 2008

Launched in 1992, the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme, which involves over 700 institutions in 116 countries, promotes international inter-university cooperation and networking to enhance institutional capacities through knowledge sharing and collaborative work. The programme supports the establishment of UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks in key priority areas related to UNESCOs fields of competence i.e. in education, the natural and social sciences, culture and communication.

Through this network, higher education and research institutions all over the globe pool their resources, both human and material, to address pressing challenges and contribute to the development of their societies. In many instances, the networks and chairs serve as thinktanks and bridgebuilders between academia, civil society, local communities, research and policy-making.

Central Asian region represented by

  1. UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communication (1996), Kazakhstan State University, Almaty
  2. UNESCO Chair on Educational Science and Teacher Training (1999), Abai State University, Almaty
  3. UNESCO Chair in Sciences and Spirituality (2004), the Institute For Oriental Studies, Almaty
  4. UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Development (2016), Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty
  5. UNESCO Chair on water resources management in Central Asia (2016), German-Kazakh University, Almaty
  1. UNESCO Chair in the Study of Culture and Religion (1999), Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, Bishkek
  2. UNESCO Chair on Eurasian Studies: Ethno-Confessional Diversity and Education Policy (2017),The Academy of Public Administration under the president of the Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek
  1. UNESCO Chair in Intercultural Dialogue In The Modern World (2004), The Russian-Tajik (Slavonic) University, Dushanbe
  1. UNESCO Chair on Physics and Astronomy (1998), Tashkent State University, Tashkent
  2. UNESCO Chair in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy, Tolerance and International Understanding (1998), University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent
  3. UNESCO Chair on Civic and Values Education (1999), Tashkent State Pedagogical University, Tashkent
  4. UNESCO Chair in Automated Information Technologies (1999), The Samarkand Cooperative Institute, Samarkand
  5. UNESCO Chair in the Comparative Study of World Religions (1999), Tashkent Islamic University, Tashkent
  6. UNESCO Chair in Arts Management and Marketing (2004), the Uzbekistan National Institute of Arts Design, Tashkent
  7. UNESCO Chair in Knowledge Economy (2006), Westminster International University of Tashkent UNESCO Chair in the Preservation and Management of Historic Centres (1999), Samarkand State Architectural and Civil Engineering Institute Mirzo Ulugbek
  8. UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development (2011), Urgench State University
Other chairs in the UNETWIN network are available at the link below:

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