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UNESCO Chair in Sciences and Spirituality (667), established in 2004 at the Institute For Oriental Studies, Almaty (Kazakhstan)


History, linguistics, cultural and religious studies.

  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation activities in the field of history , linguistics, cultural, and religious studies.

  • It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the Institute and other institutions in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Host institution

Institute for Oriental Studies of the Republic of Kazakhstan


Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy
of Sciences, St-Petersburg Branch (St-Petersburg, Russia)
Abu Raikhan Beruni Institute of Oriental Studies, Academy of Sciences of
Uzbekistan (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
India-Central Asia Foundation (New Delhi, India)
Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Academy of Social Sciences of China (Beijing, China)
First Historical Archive of China (Beijing, China)
Academic Centre of Socio-Economic Researches, Academy of Sciences of Mongolia (Ulgii, Mongolia)

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Documents Progress Report 2006 (short version)
Activities of the UNESCO Chair in Sciences and Spirituality, Institute For Oriental Studies, Almaty

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