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UNITWIN is the abbreviation for the UNIVERSITY TWINNING and networking scheme. The Programme was established in 1992 following the relevant decision of the General Conference of UNESCO taken at its 26th session.

The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme was conceived as a way to advance research, training and programme development in higher education by building university networks and encouraging inter-university cooperation through transfer of knowledge across borders. Since it was set up in 1992 the programme has aroused great interest among Member-States.

  Today 655 UNESCO Chairs and 63 UNITWIN Networks are established within the Programme, involving over 770 institutions in 127 countries. The UNITWIN portal contains full information on UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks covering 70 disciplines and identifies the contact persons, partners, events and publications for each one.

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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

(Democratic Republic of the Congo) Call for Candidatures: 5th Promotion, DESS (Master II) "Integrated Management of Tropical Forests and Lands" , ERAFIT, University of Kinshasa
- As part of capacity-building within UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) the Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences in collaboration with ERAIFT is launching a call for candidatures of the 5th Promotion of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESS) for the 2010-2011 academic year. The deadline for submitting applications is 30 April 2010. 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

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

Second UNESCO World Conference on Arts Education in Republic of Korea
- The 2nd World Conference on Arts Education is to take place in Seoul from 25th to 28th of May, 2010. 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

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

E-book: Christianity and Islam in a contemporary context
- This publication, Perspectives of Interfaith Dialogue from Russia and the Middle East (Edited by D. Spivak and N. Tabbara) presents the results of a joint international research project to provide a systematic cross-cultural analysis of fundamental problems and perspectives of interfaith dialogue between Christianity and Islam, as seen from the perspectives of Russia and Lebanon. 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

Report on the external evaluation of UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme - 2000-
Report by Jorge BROVETTO, Executive Secretary Asociacion de Universidades Grupo Montevideo (AUGM) Uruguay and Pieter VAN DlJK, General Director NUFFIC, The Netherlands -

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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