UNESCO Chair in World Cultural and Urban Landscapes (1001), established in 2012 at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (Germany).


World cultural and urban landscapes


  • The specific objectives of this Chair are to:
  • carry out research to broaden knowledge and know-how on the management of world cultural and urban landscapes;
  • develop advanced interactive tools, including best-practice case studies, for planning, communication, mediation, assessment and sustainable development of world cultural and urban landscapes;
  • develop a curriculum at postgraduate level and provide training;
  • facilitate communication and knowledge-sharing among experts, decision and policy-makers, and local communities living in world cultural and urban landscapes; and,
  • contribute to the establishment of a centre of excellence, and to exchange knowledge at a global level.

Host Institution

The Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (Germany)

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UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network


Contact: Prof. Kunibert Wachten, UNESCO Chairholder

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Templergraben 55

D-52062 Aachen


E-mail: wachten(at)isl.rwth-aachen

Phone: +49 (0241) 8095033