Chairs

The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme was created in 1992 to promote international inter-university cooperation and networking and to enhance institutional capacities through knowledge sharing and collaborative work. Through this network, higher education and research institutions from all corners of the globe can share resources, both human and material, and contribute to bridging the gap between academia, civil society, local communities, research and policy-making.

There are currently over 80 UNESCO chairs working in culture. Please consult the table below for information on UNESCO Chairs working specifically on the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

Name of the Chair University/Institution Year of Creation Country Contact
UNESCO Chair on Cultural Policies and Management / Chaire UNESCO sur les politiques culturelles et la gestion Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa 2017 Brazil

Partners

Name of the host institution: 
Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa
Address: 
Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa, Rua São Clemente 134
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
22260-000
Brazil
Chairholder: 
Lia Calabre
E-mail: 
presidencia@rb.gov.br
catedrapoliticasculturais@rb.gov.br
Title of the Chair/Network: 
UNESCO Chair on Cultural Policies and Management / Chaire UNESCO sur les politiques culturelles et la gestion
Country: 
Brazil
Category: 
Chair
Year of Creation: 
2017
UNESCO Chair on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions / Chaire UNESCO sur la diversité des expressions culturelles Laval University / Université Laval 2016 Canada

Partners

Name of the host institution: 
Laval University / Université Laval
Address: 
Faculté de droit, Pavillon De Koninck
1030, av. des Sciences-Humaines - Université Laval
Québec, QC G1V 0A6
Canada
Chairholder: 
Prof. Veronique Guevremont
E-mail: 
veronique.guevremont@fd.ulaval.ca
Title of the Chair/Network: 
UNESCO Chair on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions / Chaire UNESCO sur la diversité des expressions culturelles
Country: 
Canada
Category: 
Chair
Year of Creation: 
2016
UNESCO Chair in Copyright and Neighboring Rights / Chaire UNESCO en droits d'auteurs et droits voisins Renmin University of China / Université Renmin 2001 China

Partners

Name of the host institution: 
Renmin University of China / Université Renmin
Address: 
Renmin University of China
59 Zhongguancun Avenue
Haidian District
Beijing
11 100872
China
Chairholder: 
Prof. Chen Li
E-mail: 
lichen2003@ruc.edu.cn
Title of the Chair/Network: 
UNESCO Chair in Copyright and Neighboring Rights / Chaire UNESCO en droits d'auteurs et droits voisins
Country: 
China
Category: 
Chair
Year of Creation: 
2001
UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development / Chaire UNESCO en politiques culturelles pour les arts en développement Hildesheim University / Université d'Hildesheim 2012 Germany

Partners

Name of the host institution: 
Hildesheim University / Université d'Hildesheim
Address: 
Department of Cultural Policy
Universitätsplatz 1
31141 Hildesheim
Germany
Chairholder: 
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schneider
E-mail: 
schneider@uni-hildesheim.de
Title of the Chair/Network: 
UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development / Chaire UNESCO en politiques culturelles pour les arts en développement
Country: 
Germany
Category: 
Chair
Year of Creation: 
2012
UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Cultural Management / Chaire UNESCO en politique et gestion culturelles Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts / Académie des arts de Vilnius 1998 Lithuania

Partners

Name of the host institution: 
Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts / Académie des arts de Vilnius
Address: 
Faculty of Fine Arts, Art History and Theory Department
Maironio str. 6
LT 01124 Vilnius
Lithuania
Chairholder: 
Prof. Jūratė Černevičiūtė
E-mail: 
jurate.cerneviciute@vda.lt
Title of the Chair/Network: 
UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Cultural Management / Chaire UNESCO en politique et gestion culturelles
Country: 
Lithuania
Category: 
Chair
Year of Creation: 
1998
UNESCO Chair in Arts and Cultural Management, Cities and Creativity / Chaire UNESCO en arts et gestion culturelle, villes et créativité The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria 2018 Portugal

Partners

Name of the host institution: 
The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria
Address: 
The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria
Rua General Morton de Matos, Apartado 4133
2441-901 Leiria
Portugal
Chairholder: 
Prof. João Serra
E-mail: 
joao.serra@ipleiria.pt
Title of the Chair/Network: 
UNESCO Chair in Arts and Cultural Management, Cities and Creativity / Chaire UNESCO en arts et gestion culturelle, villes et créativité
Country: 
Portugal
Category: 
Chair
Year of Creation: 
2018
Chair of Musical Mastery and Contemporary Performing Arts / Chaire de maîtrise musicale et d'arts du spectacle contemporains Russian Gnesins' Academy of Music / Académie russe de musique Gnessine 2014 Russian Federation

Partners

Name of the host institution: 
Russian Gnesins' Academy of Music / Académie russe de musique Gnessine
Address: 
Russian Gnesins' Academy of Music
Povarskaya St, 30/36
Moscow
121069
Russia
Chairholder: 
Galina Mayarovskaya
E-mail: 
schooldirector@gnesin.ru
mailbox@gnesin-academy.ru
Title of the Chair/Network: 
Chair of Musical Mastery and Contemporary Performing Arts / Chaire de maîtrise musicale et d'arts du spectacle contemporains
Country: 
Russian Federation
Category: 
Chair
Year of Creation: 
2014
UNESCO Chair in Studies of Interculturalism, Art and Cultural Management and Mediation in the Balkans / Chaire UNESCO en études d'interculturalisme, de gestion artistique et culturelle et de médiation dans les Balkans University of Arts in Belgrade / Université des Arts de Belgrade 2004 Serbia

Partners

Name of the host institution: 
University of Arts in Belgrade / Université des Arts de Belgrade
Address: 
Kosancicev venac 29
11000 Belgrade
Serbia
Chairholder: 
Prof. Milena Dragićević Šešić
Phone number: 
+381 11 2625166
E-mail: 
rektorat@arts.bg.ac.rs
msesic@gmail.com
Title of the Chair/Network: 
UNESCO Chair in Studies of Interculturalism, Art and Cultural Management and Mediation in the Balkans / Chaire UNESCO en études d'interculturalisme, de gestion artistique et culturelle et de médiation dans les Balkans
Country: 
Serbia
Category: 
Chair
Year of Creation: 
2004
UNITWIN Network on Arts Education Research for Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development / Réseau UNITWIN sur la recherche pour la diversité culturelle et le développement durable National Institute of Education / Institut national d'éducation 2017 Singapore

Partners

Name of the host institution: 
National Institute of Education / Institut national d'éducation
Address: 
National Institute of Education
1 Nanyang Walk
637616
Singapore
Chairholder: 
Chee-Hoo Lum
E-mail: 
cheehoo.lum@nie.edu.sg
Title of the Chair/Network: 
UNITWIN Network on Arts Education Research for Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development / Réseau UNITWIN sur la recherche pour la diversité culturelle et le développement durable
Country: 
Singapore
Category: 
Chair
Year of Creation: 
2017
UNESCO Chair on Cultural Policies and Cooperation / Chaire UNESCO en politiques culturelles et coopération University of Girona / Université de Girone 2001 Spain

Partners

Name of the host institution: 
University of Girona / Université de Girone
Address: 
Parc Científic i Teconlògic de la Universitat de Girona
Edifici Jaume Casademont, door B, Pic de Peguera, 15
17003 Girona Girona
Spain
Chairholder: 
Dr. Núria Galí Espelt
Phone number: 
972 41 80 10
972 41 95 16
E-mail: 
nuria.gali@udg.edu
Title of the Chair/Network: 
UNESCO Chair on Cultural Policies and Cooperation / Chaire UNESCO en politiques culturelles et coopération
Country: 
Spain
Category: 
Chair
Year of Creation: 
2001