UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Development through research and education in modern physics (882), established in 2010 at Horia Hulubei Foundation (Romania)


Physics and modern technologies for new energy sources.


The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • develop high-level scientific programmes, keeping in mind the needs of developing countries, and foster the North-South scientific cooperation;
  • create teams of local experts who are able to contribute to the implementation of solar energy conversion system;
  • encourage the development of local laboratories, mainly in the domains of nanophysics and nanotechnology;
  • contribute to the training of researchers from LDCs in modern physics and technology through pre-doctoral and doctoral studies, to be held in Romania, using ICTP scientific guidance, experience and syllabuses;
  • build the necessary human capital in the target countries in order to benefit directly from the process of science and technology;
  • contribute to sustainable development and to regional integration through education and science.

Host Institution

Horia Hulubei Foundation

UNESCO Chair’s webpage

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network
Natural Sciences


Prof. Sabin Stoica, UNESCO Chairholder

Horia Hulubei Foundation

407, Atomistilor Street

077125 Magurele-Bucharest


E-mail: sabin.stoica(at)

Phone: +40 21 404 6269

Mobil: +40 740 189 698

Fax: +40 21 457 4855