UNESCO Chair in Engineering for Human and Sustainable Development (936) , established in 2011 at the Università Degli Studi di Trento (Italy).
Engineering for human and sustainable development
The specific objectives of this Chair are to:
- support human and institutional capacity-building, and strengthen science and engineering education;
- contribute to the growth of a new generation of engineers able to make technological choices that promote development in its sustainable, social, environmental and economic dimensions; and,
- better understand, study and address challenges in the field of engineering, such as promoting the enrolment and retention of young people and women in science and engineering to support human and institutional capacity-building.
- The research will focus on sustainable human development and resource use, with particular reference to areas such as poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, renewable energy, disaster preparedness. Moreover, research topics will embrace all fields of engineering from an interdisciplinary perspective. Research will be carried out in close partnership with actors from the developing world so as to contribute both to research and institutional capacity-building. It will also ensure locally-driven innovation.
UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network
Prof. Guido Zolezzi, UNESCO Chairholder
Dipartimento Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale
Facoltà di Ingegneria
Università Degli Studi di Trento
Via Mesiano, 77
Phone: +39 0461 28 2662