UNESCO Chair for Sustainability (965), established in 2012 at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya (Israel)


Education for sustainable development.


The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • develop multi-disciplinary undergraduate and post-graduate programmes on sustainability and provide training on this issue;
  • carry out research on sustainability and related issues, ranging from economics to social sciences and policy, and disseminate the results widely;
  • develop relevant materials and provide training to senior executives; and,
  • organize seminars and conferences to facilitate networking, as well as the sharing of knowledge and good practices on sustainability.

Host Institution

The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network


Contact: Dr Mordechai Shechter, UNESCO Chairholder

The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya

School of Sustainability

P.O. Box 167

Herzliya 46150


Phone: +972(0)4-824-9069/(0)4-824-0083/+972(0)53-497-607

Fax: +972(0)4 824-0059

E-mail: shechter(at); moderchai(at)