UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development (978), established in 2012 at the University of Hildesheim (Germany)


Comparative cultural policy research.


The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • carry out research to broaden knowledge on the existing nexus of cultural policy, the arts and development processes;
  • contribute to capacity-building efforts through the development of a postgraduate programme, as well as the organization of summer schools programmes and, possibly, scholarships; and,
  • foster international partnerships and other collaborations; and,
  • facilitate the exchange of information on cultural governance initiatives, in particular in relation to cultural policy and development cooperation, among experts, decision and policy-makers, relevant NGOs and civil society organizations.

Host Institution

The University of Hildesheim (Germany)

UNESCO Chair's website

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network


Contact: Prof. Dr Wolfgang Schneider, UNESCO Chairholder

Marienburger Platz 22

31141 Hildesheim


Phone: +49 (0)5121/883-622

E-mail: gad(at)