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International University Cooperation


International University Cooperation (IUC) has at its core the realization of UNESCO function as a laboratory of ideas and as a catalyst for international cooperation – complementing and giving leadership to know-how for social and economic development that underpins peace, human rights and democracy, equity and livelihoods.

Thus IUC endeavours to meet emerging challenges in an era of globalization by advancing the use of new information technologies to build capacity and increase knowledge to advance the cause of education, science and technology, social and human sciences, culture and communication.

  Rooted in its function is to bridge the knowledge gap and substantially reduce the brain drain by assisting the establishment of poles of excellence in Member States.

In so doing IUC promotes intellectual cooperation through twining and other linking arrangements among institutions of higher learning and academics throughout the world to permit access, transfer and adaptation of knowledge within and across borders.

btu-logo.gifCall for candidatures -Doctoral Scholarships in “HERITAGE STUDIES”, by the International Graduate School of Heritage Studies at Cottbus University, Germany
- The Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus offers an interdisciplinary PhD programme in Heritage Studies that is aimed at national as well as international prospective students. More

Ninth International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training -ITHET 2010, by UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics, Bogazici University, Turkey, 29 April to 1 May
- Virtual environments, e-training and e-learning will be some of the topics covered at the ITHET 2010 to be held in Cappadoccia, Turkey from April 29 to 1 May. The conference will bring together experts to discuss the current state of the art for learning both in industry and universities. More

new_logo_framed_200.gif2010, International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures
- UNESCO is designated to play a leading role for the celebration of the Year within the United Nations system More

26-02-2010 (New Zealand)-Launching of the UNESCO Chair on Inter-religious Understanding and Relations in New Zealand and the Pacific, Wellington University, and organisation of a workshop for youth. Victoria University of Wellington
- The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO supports the Victoria University of Wellington's initiative to establish a UNESCO Chair in Inter-religious Understanding and Relations. More

International conference on "50 Years of Education and Awareness-Raising for Shaping the Future of the Oceans and Coasts", Russian State Hydrometeorological University.
- An international conference on shaping the future of the world's oceans and coasts will be held in the Russian State Hydrometeorological University, St Petersburg, from 27 to 30 April 2010. More

29-01-2010 (Spain)-3rd International Conference “Declaration of Bioethics and Human Rights of the UNESCO, Justice, Risk and Health” by the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, University of Barcelona
- Next January 29 the Barcelona Science Park will host the 3rd International Conference of the Bioethics UNESCO Chair at the University of Barcelona (UB). More

08-02-2010 (Switzerland)-International Scientific Conference on Technologies for Development, by UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
- Following the new scientific orientation of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme, the Conference aims to contribute in the long term to the creation and reinforcement of a critical mass in key development disciplines and fields in developing countries, as well to establish poles of excellence by encouraging South-South cooperation. More

The International Forum 'Modern information society formation - problems, perspectives, innovation approaches' St Petersburg
- The International Forum 'Modern information society formation - problems, perspectives, innovation approaches' will take place from June 6 to 11, 2010 on board the cruise ship the Vissarion Belinsky starting from Saint Petersburg with stops at Goritsy (visiting St. Pherapont and of St. Cyril Monasteries) and Valaamo Island by the rivers Neva and Svir, lakes Ladoga, Onega and Whitelake. More

Just published: Women's History Initiatives, edited by Dr. Brenda Gael McSweeney, the UNESCO/UNITWIN Network on Gender, Culture and People-Centered Development, at Boston University (Massachusetts, USA)
- Women's History Initiatives and Women of Vision: Brighton Allston Women's Heritage Trail Guide showcase the significant and compelling contributions that women have made to the New England community of Brighton Allston over the past three centuries. More

27-01-2010 (France)-Colloque international : "Communication et changement social en Afrique", Université Stendhal, Grenoble 3, Institut de la Communication et des Médias Échirolles (France)
- Ce colloque fait suite à un premier Colloque « Communication et changement social en Afrique et dans les Caraïbes »organisé à Douala en avril 2006. More

What's new on the blog of the UNITWIN Network: Gender, Culture, Development, Boston University (USA)
- New activity on the UNITWIN blog includes a post about the new UNESCO Director-General Ms. Irina Bokova, a letter from India from a BU grad, and a snap of the UNESCO UNITWIN team in Paris with the new UNITWIN logo. More

UNESCO and FELAFACS present mapping of communication training institutions in Latin America and Caribbean
- The XIII Latin American Conference of Communication Faculties took place in Havana, Cuba from 19 to 22 October. More

watereducationforsustdev.bmpPublication: "Water Education for Sustainable Development "
- Education and Freshwater are priority issues for UNESCO and the Intersectoral strategy on Education for Sustainable Development and Water management. More

Publication: Strategy for the future development of UNESCO Chairs in Natural Sciences (2009)
- This document contains strategic guidance for the future development of the Chairs in Natural Sciences established under the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme More

Report2009.jpgPublication: "Higher Education at a Time Of Transformation. New Dynamics for Social Responsibility", Synthesis of the GUNI Higher Education in the World Report.
- The new publication, a synthesis drawn from the three reports Higher Education in the World, from the series the Social Commitment of Universities, will be presented newt July in Paris on the occasion of the 2009 World Conference on Higher Education within the framework of a special GUNI session. More

UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs programme: Towards New Strategic Orientations and New Tools. - 20 November 2007-
Information on the theme of «UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme: Towards New Strategic Orientations and New Tools » developed for the November 20h 2007 session of 60 minutes to convince, UNESCO, Paris. -

Guidelines and procedures for the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme (2009) - June 2009-
The Guidelines and Procedures for the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme constitute a set of basic rules to be followed in order to maximize the benefits of the programme. -

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