Korea (Republic of)

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

Fields/Disciplines

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

Objectives

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

Culture

Contact:

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