UNESCO Chair in Higher Education (137), established in 1994 at Mauritius Institute of Education (Mauritius).


Educational policy and planning; Teacher education; Curriculum development.


  • Enhance opportunities for professional development for teachers in pre primary, primary and secondary sectors of education
  • Promote research as a means of informing policy in education
  • Support educational reform in view of achieving inclusivity, equity and social justice
  • Build a network for teacher education and educational research in the region


Host institution









UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network
Education; IIEP

Contact: Prof. S. Thancanamootoo, UNESCO Chairholder

Mauritius Institute of Education
E-Mail address - sthand(at)

City - Réduit
Country - Mauritius