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UNESCO Chair in Tropical Architecture (14), established in 1994 at James Cook University (Australia)

Fields / Disciplines

Tropical architecture; Building economics.

  • To promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation activities and to establish a world centre for advanced studies at graduate level in the field of tropical architecture.

  • To assure short-term study grant programmes for students from Moratuwa University.

  • To develop a programme in the field of building economics with Moratuwa University (Sri Lanka).

Host Institution

James Cook University . Website


Auckland University (New Zealand). Website
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia). Website
University Diponegoro (Indonesia). Website
Moratuwa University (Sri Lanka). Website
Papua New Guinea University of Technology (Papua New Guinea). Website

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Natural Sciences

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