UNESCO Chair in Research and Education for Sustainable Development (773), established in 2007 at the Okayama University, Okayama (Japan).


Education for sustainable development.


  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of education for sustainable development.
  • It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University, other institutions in Japan and the Asia and Pacific region.

The objectives of its activities shall be:

  • To contribute to raising the awareness and building the capacity of national and local development cadres as responsible actors through the promotion of environmental education and ethics for a sustainable society.
  • To promote applied research, teaching and specialized studies for sustainable development and environmental education from an interdisciplinary approach, with particular attention to natural and social sciences and engineering

Host Institution


Progress report 2007-2009 (short version)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network



Prof. Abe Hirofumi, Graduate School of Environmental Science, Division of Sustainability of Resources, Okayama University
UNESCO Chairholder
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Work Phone - +81-86-251-8849
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- 3-1-1 Tsushima-Naka
City - Okayama
Postal Code
- 700-8530
Country - Japan