Department-UNESCO Chair in intercultural and inter-religious exchanges (462), established in 1999 at the University of Bucharest (Romania).


Intercultural and inter-religious exchanges.


  • To promote a better knowledge of the other by the comparative study of the various European religious and cultural groups, in particular in Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
  • To provide a postgraduate program based on a multidisciplinary approach of the cultural and religious realities of the area, taking into account the geographical, political and economic aspects.
  • To increase awareness on the necessity of having an inter-religious dialogue opened to young people, believers, laymen and the whole of civil society.

Host Institution


The University of Friburg (Switzerland) 

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO)  

The University of Hamburg (Germany)

The Moldova State University (Republic of Moldova)

The Romanian Academy (Romania)

UNESCO Sector/Field Office responsible for the Chair/Network




Prof. Martin Hauser, UNESCO Chairholder

University of Bucharest

E-mail: martin.hauser(at); office(at);

Work Phone: +40 21 310 84 08

Mobile Phone: +40 730 81 95 39; +40 744 481 326

Fax: +40 31 810 58 32;  +40 21 310 84 08

1st Schitu Măgureanu str., 2nd Floor, Office No 14,

050025 Bucharest, ROMANIA