Wednesday, December 21, 2005

UNESCO Chairs/UNITWIN Networks

Go to the Program website with links to all the networks and chairs.

UNITWIN is the abbreviation for the UNIVERSITY TWINNING and networking scheme. The Program creates networks, each built around one or more University Chairs. (A UNESCO Chair in Bioethics was established in 2005 at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington D.C.)

The Program was established in 1992 with the aim of developing interuniversity cooperation, while emphazing the transfer of knowledge among universities and the promotion of academic solidarity across the world.

The Networks in Education are:

Civics & values education
Distance Education
Early Childhood
Higher Education
Lifelong Education
Preventive Education
Teacher Training
Technical/Vocational Education

Those dealing with Culture are:

Civic Education
Cultural Development
Cultural Diversity
Cultural Heritage
Cultural Policy
Cultural Tourism
Culture of Peace
Intangible Heritage
Intercultural & Interreligious Dialogue
International Understanding
Resolution of Conflicts

There are also a number of "Special Focus" networks:

Human Rights
Lifelong Education
Gender and Women Issues

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