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Academics Across Borders

University Twinning and Networking/UNITWIN

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UNITWIN and Communication and Information

UNITWIN was established in 1992 with the aim of developing interuniversity cooperation, while emphasizing the transfer of knowledge between universities and the promotion of academic solidarity across the world.

The general key objectives of UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks in the area of communication and information are following:
  • To encourage the free circulation of information in both the international and national areas
  • To promote wider and more balanced dissemination of information without constraint upon freedom of expression
  • To develop methods that will strengthen the communication capacities of developing countries to increase their participation in the communication process
  • To promote research, training and expertise in informatics and electronics, emphasis being put on Internet technology, intelligent technologies and modern design tool
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    UNESCO Chair in Information Technologies : training and solidary development. The case of small states. (743), established in 2006 at the University of Andorra (Andorra)

    UNESCO-AUGM Chair in Freedom of expression (353), established in 1998 at the National University of La Plata within the framework of the Association of Universities Grupo Montevideo (AUGM) (Argentina)

    UNESCO Chair in Communication (714), established in 2005 at Griffith University within the framework of ORBICOM Network (Australia)

    UNESCO Chair in Information Communication Technologies (ICTs)and Higher Education Development for West Africa (856), established in 2009 at the University of Kara (Togo)


    UNESCO & International University Cooperation
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