Russian Federation

UNESCO Chair in Knowledge Society and New Information Technologies (819), established in 2008 at the Russian New University, Institute of Information Technologies, Moscow (Russian Federation).




  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of communication and information.
  • It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in the Russian Federation, CIS countries and Europe.

The objectives of activities shall :

  • Disseminate information concerning the main trends and international experience in the field;
  • Provide the necessary conditions for involving countries into the process  of construction of knowledge and information societies worldwide;
  • Foster co-operation between governments, public Sector, IGOs, NGOs, and the private sector which are competent to act in this sphere;
  • Join forces of IGOs and NGOs, regional private and public sectors, which are competent to act in this sphere;
  •  Incorporate all education, scientific and cultural dimensions into the process of a construction of knowledge societies;
  • Help bridge the digital divide between countries on the basis of the use of new information and communication technologies
  • Enhance emphasis on establishing infrastructures, including the promotion of library and information services, with a focus on building digital libraries and the role of archives and records management.

Host Institution

  • Russian New University, Institute of Information Technologies (Russian Federation).

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Communication and Information, UNESCO Office in Moscow.


Professor Vladimir G. Kenelev, The New Russian University, Institute of Information Technologies
UNESCO Chairholder
E-Mail address -
Work Phone - +7(495)-105-0383/105-03-81
Street - 22 Radio st,
City - Moscow
Postal Code - 105005
Country - Russian Federation