UNESCO Chair in Peace Studies (807), established in 2008 at the University of Innsbruck (Austria).


Peace studies.


The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of peace studies. It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Austria, in Europe and North America, and in other regions of the world.

The specific objective of this Chair are:

  • to reinforce its existing network of cooperating partners through further regional, as well as international, cooperation;
  • to complement the current teaching module of the Peace programme at the University of Innsbruck with a preparatory on-line module, which shall be designed by the Chair and integrated into the University’s teaching structure.

Host Institution


Progress report 2008-2009 (short version)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Social and Human Sciences.


Dr Wolfgang Dietrich, University of Innsbruck
UNESCO Chairholder
E-Mail address - wolfgang.dietrich(at)
Work Phone - +43-5263-6658
Fax - +43-5263-6658
Street - Christoph-Probst-Platz, Innrain 52
City - Innsbruck
Postal Code - A-6020
Country - Austria