UNITWIN/UNESCO Chair Programme

Purpose, objectives, key priorities

UNITWIN is the abbreviation for the UNIVERSITY TWINNING and networking scheme.The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme aims at advancing research, training and programme development in higher education by building university networks and encouraging inter-university cooperation through transfer of knowledge across borders. 

Related sub-programmes

not specified 

Funding schemes and instruments

University twinning, funding of chairs 

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Rules for application, financial rules

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UNESCO Chairs in Ukraine:

  • UNESCO Chair in Information and Communication Technologies in Education (269), established in 1995 at the International Science and Technology University (Ukraine)
  • UNESCO Chair on philosophy of human communication (271), established in 1996 at the Kharkiv State Technical University of Agriculture (Ukraine)
  • UNESCO Chair in Human Rights, Peace and Democracy, Tolerance and International Understanding (272), established in 1998 at the National University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy (Ukraine)
  • UNESCO Chair in Cryobiology (381), established in 1998 at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Ukraine)
  • UNESCO Chair in Ecology of a Technogenous Region (393), established in 1997 at Donetsk State University (Ukraine)
  • UNESCO Chair in Technical Higher Education, Applied Systems Analysis and Informatics (403), established in 1999 at the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnical Institute" (NTUU “KPI”) (Ukraine)
  • UNESCO Chair in Environmentally Clean Technologies (409), established in 2000 at The Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University (Ukraine)
  • UNESCO Chair in Preventive Education and Social Policy (479), established in 1999 at the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine (Ukraine)
  • UNESCO Chair in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (494), established in 1999 at the National Academy of Sciences, International Centre for Molecular Physiology,Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology (Ukraine)
  • UNESCO Chair in Intellectual Modelling and Adaptation of Non-Conventional Technologies to the Problems of Advanced Education and Social Progress (516), established in 2000 at Odessa Polytechnic University (Ukraine)
  • UNESCO Chair in New Information Technologies in Education For All (586), established in 2002 at the International Research and training for Information Technologies and Systems (Ukraine)
  • UNESCO Chair on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development (744), established in 2006 at The V. I.Vernadsky Taurida National University, Simferopol (Ukraine)
  • UNESCO Chair of linguistics (268), established in 1992 at the Kiev State Linguistic University   


Ms. Inga Nichanian, UNITWIN Database and UNITWIN Portal 
E-mail: i.nichanian@unesco.org 

Ms. Hassmik Tortian, Regional Coordinator Eastern and Central Europe 
E-mail: h.tortian@unesco.org