UNESCO Chair in the Preservation and Management of Historic Centres (493), established in 1999 at Samarkand State Architectural and Civil Engineering Institute Mirzo Ulugbek (Uzbekistan).


Architecture, urban construction, restoration of architectural monuments, ecology and engineering related to construction and restoration.


  • To render assistance to the governmental bodies of historical sites for perfection in monitoring in the process of the architectural heritage preservation and its management.
  • To create community based centres for the preservation of historical sits and cultural monuments, to be involved to the "University-Heritage" network.
  • The chairs activity is planned to cover the historic cities of Uzbekistan, such as Samarqand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakrisatz etc.

Host Institution  

  • Samarkand State Architectural and Civil Engineering, Institute Mirzo Ulugbek

UNESCO Sector/Field Office responsible for the Chair/Network



Dr Shavkat Ochilov, Samarkand State Architectural and Civil Engineering Institute
UNESCO Chairholder
E-Mail address -
Work Phone - (998-662) 237.20.90
Fax - (998-662) 237.14.77
- Lolazor str.70
City - Samarkand
Postal Code
- 703047
Country - Uzbekistan