UNESCO Chair in training of sustainable development professionals (585), established in 2001 at Université Michel de Montaigne – Bordeaux 3 (France).


Sustainable development.


  • To promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of sustainable development.
  • To facilitate the transfer of basic knowledge in this field, by providing a target undergraduate training to the future development stakeholders, particularly to the NGOs agents.
  • To facilitate collaboration between high-level researchers and internationally recognized teachers of the University and other higher education institutions in the partner countries, particularly in Belgium, Spain, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and also with the Palestinian Authority.
  • The chair is the focal point for this network of academic partnership with development NGOs.

Host Institution

Major activities of the UNESCO Chair


Université de Tlemcen (Algérie)

Universités de Rabat, d’Oujda (Maroc)

Universités de la Manouba, de Tunis 1 et 2 (Tunisie)

Université de Chicoutimi (Québec, Canada)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Social and Human Sciences.



Mme Elisabeth Hofmann, UNESCO Chairholder

Université Michel de Montaigne – Bordeaux 3, Institut universitaire de technologie

E-mail: elisabeth.hofmann(at)
Phone - +33-(0)5-56-25-46-82

Domaine universitaire, BP. 204
Pessac Cedex

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