UNESCO Chair in Integrated Rural Development (177), established in 1996 at the University of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (Romania).

Fields / Disciplines

Agricultural development; Biology; Economics; Engineering.


  • To develop the traditional skills and resources of Romanian villages.
  • To integrate advanced techniques and technologies in agriculture.
  • To improve educational and scientific programmes in rural environment.
  • To formulate policies for a sustainable development.
  • To develop programmes for the conservation of historical monuments.

Host Institution


UNESCO Sector/Field Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences; CEPES.



Prof. Ramiro A. Sofronie, UNESCO Chairholder

University of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

Faculty of Land Reclamation and Environmental Engineering
E-Mail address - ecoland(at) ; ramiro.sofronie(at)
Work Phone - 40 21 318 30 75
Fax - 40 21 318 30 76

Street - Bld. Marasti, 59
City - Bucharest
Postal Code - RO 71331
Country - Romania