Korea (Republic of)

UNESCO Chair on Future Civilizations  (925), established in 2011 at Kyung Hee University, Seoul (Republic of Korea)


Philosophy, political science, economics, sociology, futurology, anthropology, ethics, environmental ecology, biology, genetics, artificial intelligence, and astrophysics.


The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • establish a network between universities, in particular from Korea, China and Japan, on the issue of modern civilization with a view to exploring the possibilities of an alternative civilization embedded in the East Asian tradition and spirit;
  • focus on research on the future of humankind through anthropo-ecology, which analyses the geopolitical and medico-biological implications on socio-economic development;
  • draw an alternative paradigm for future civilizations that could be presented at various academic conferences, workshops, seminars, and forums;
  • establish a virtual platform for future civilizations’ studies and research, for knowledge sharing of academic activities of the network;
  • hold International Fora for Future Civilizations (IFFC) on a regular basis in Seoul with the participation of partner organizations.

 Host Institution

Kyung Hee University, Seoul (Republic of Korea)


UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network



Professor Inwon Choue, UNESCO Chairholder
President, Kyung Hee University
Honorary Rector, Global Academy for Future Civilizations
E-mail address: gafc(at)khu.ac.kr
Phone: 82-2-961-0995~0996

Fax: 82-2-961-0997
1 Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemun-ku
Seoul 130-701

Republic of Korea