UNESCO Chair in Special Needs Education (689), established in 2005 at the University of Qatar, Doha (Qatar).


Special needs education.


  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in Special Needs Education.
  • It will build capacity to promote quality and coverage of special needs education through:
  • a) adaptation of curriculum to accommodate students with special needs and provision of services to children with higher incidence disabilities;
  • b) developing a viable research programme in special needs education;
  • c) establishing training sites for special needs education graduates;
  • d) designing a post graduate programme in special needs education.
  • It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other higher institutions in other regions of the world.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Education, UNESCO Doha.


Dr Sheikha Abdullah Al-Mesened, University of Qatar, College of Education
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Work Phone - +974 485-2055
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City - Doha
Country - Qatar