UNESCO Chair in knowledge transfer for sustainable development supported by ICTs (861), established in 2009 at the Open University of the Netherlands (The Netherlands)
Fields / Disciplines
Distance education, sustainable development.
- Act as a bridge-builder between UNESCO’s work across its domain of competence and expertise in the field of distance education (virtual learning and learning communities) within the University;
- Contribute to the sustainable development via the collaboration with other institutions, in particular those in the Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) Network, in developing countries and in the region, and;
- Build educational and research programmes focusing on new ways of valorising knowledge for sustainable development, as well as evaluating and implementing new technologies.
Prof Rietje Van Dam-Mieras, UNESCO Chairholder
Open University of the Netherlands