Uzbekistan

UNESCO Chair in the Comparative Study of World Religions (579), established in 1999 at Tashkent Islamic University (Uzbekistan).

Fields/Disciplines

World Religions, History of the World Religions, History of Civilisation, Philology, Philosophy, Anthropology.

Objectives

  • To promote a culture of peace by encouraging interfaith and intercultural dialogue in Central Asia.
  • To introduce new curricula and teaching materials in higher, vocational and secondary educational institutes of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
  • To promote research on comparative history of religions and comparative religious anthropology.
  • To contribute to the development of an international scientific network of cooperating academic institutions working on the interaction between different religions and cultures.
  • To undertake formal and informal research and training projects in this field for students, scholars, religious communities and ethnic groups in a spirit of tolerance and solidarity with the aim of fostering mutual knowledge among cultures, religions and spiritual traditions.

Host Institution

Tashkent Islamic University.

UNESCO Sector/Field Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Culture.

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Contact

Prof. Akhadjan Khasanov, Tashkent Islamic University
E-Mail address - ugafurov(at)yahoo.com
Work Phone - (998 71) 139-55-13
Fax - (998 71) 139-52-02
Street - S. Raminov r-n, Muhbir Ko’chasi, 43-uy
City - Tashkent
Postal Code - 700179
Country - Uzbekistan