UNESCO Chair in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Lifelong Learning (915), established in 2011 at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (China)


Technical and vocational education and training ; lifelong learning and

Education for All


The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • strengthen the knowledge, skills, understandings and capacities of those working in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and lifelong learning (LL);
  • facilitate knowledge-sharing regarding best and innovative practices in TVET and LL through publications, clearing house activities and an e-forum network on LL;
  • equip TVET trainers to be up-to-date and more effective in delivering cutting-edge programmes, by engaging them in career-long professional development;
  • ensure that all programme activities are directed to give special attention to meeting the TVET and LL needs of vulnerable priority groups, such as women and girls, youth, the poor, rural populations and the elderly; and,
  • establish an international network of universities working in the field of TVET and LL.

Host Institution

Hong Kong Institute of Education (China) 

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Education; UNESCO Office in Beijing

Contact:  Professor Rupert Maclean , UNESCO Chairholder

Director, Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development

Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning (IELL)

The Hong Kong Institute of Education

10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories


Email: maclean(at)

Phone: (+852) 2948 6455

Fax: (+852) 2948 8775

Mobile: (+852) 6380 8563