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The UNESCO Chairs program was established in 1992 following the relevant decision of the General Conference of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) taken at its 26th session.

The program was conceived as a way to advance research, training and programme development in higher education by building university networks and encouraging inter-university cooperation through transfer of knowledge across borders. As of end of 2013, the Programme involves over 854 institutions in 134 countries.

Notable people[edit]

Name Nationality UNESCO Chair Institution Years
Acharya , AmitavAmitav Acharya Indian-born Canadian UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance American University
Chichilnisky , GracielaGraciela Chichilnisky Argentine-American UNESCO Professor of Mathematics and Economics Columbia University 1995–2008
Chookaszian , LevonLevon Chookaszian Armenian UNESCO Chair of Armenian Art History Yerevan State University
Chrousos , George P.George P. Chrousos Greek UNESCO Chair on Adolescent Health Care University of Athens
Coningham , RobinRobin Coningham British UNESCO Chair in Archaeological Ethics and Practice in Cultural Heritage Durham University 2014–present
Davies , NormanNorman Davies British-Polish Jagiellonian University –2012
Dietrich , WolfgangWolfgang Dietrich Austrian UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies University of Innsbruck 2008–present
Escotet , Miguel AngelMiguel Angel Escotet UNESCO Chair on History and Future of The University Emeritus
Floridi , LucianoLuciano Floridi Italian UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics University of Hertfordshire 2008–2013
Hinton, AlexanderAlexander Hinton UNESCO Chair in Genocide Prevention Rutgers University 2013–present
Kuçuradi , İoannaİoanna Kuçuradi Turkish UNESCO Chair of Philosophy Maltepe University 1998–present
Lehmann , SteffenSteffen Lehmann German UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Urban Development for Asia and the Pacific University of Newcastle 2008–2010
Lehners , Jean PaulJean Paul Lehners Luxembourgish UNESCO Chair in Human Rights University of Luxembourg 2011–present
McInnes , Colin J.Colin J. McInnes British UNESCO Chair in HIV/AIDS Education and Health Security in Africa Aberystwyth University 2007–present
Melloni , AlbertoAlberto Melloni Italian UNESCO Chair for Religious Pluralism and Peace University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Mencía Ripley , AídaAída Mencía Ripley Dominican UNESCO Chair on Social and Academic Inclusion for People with Disabilities and Special Education Needs Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)
Naiman , Robert J.Robert J. Naiman American UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Rivers University of Washington
Niyungeko , GerardGerard Niyungeko Burundian UNESCO Chair in Education for Peace and Conflicts Resolution University of Burundi
Popențiu Vlădicescu , FlorinFlorin Popențiu Vlădicescu Romanian UNESCO Chair in Information and Communication Engineering City, University of London 1998–present
Sarabhai , KartikeyaKartikeya Sarabhai Indian UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development and the Human Habitat Centre for Environment Education
Volkmann , ChristineChristine Volkmann German UNESCO Chair for Entrepreneurship and Intercultural Management University of Wuppertal 2005–present
Wagner , Daniel A.Daniel A. Wagner American UNESCO Chair in Learning and Literacy University of Pennsylvania 2012–present
Walby , SylviaSylvia Walby British UNESCO Chair in Gender Research Lancaster University 2008–present

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