Russian Federation

UNESCO Chair on New Information Technologies in Education and Science (422), established in 1999 at Kemerovo State University (Russian Federation).


Information and communication technologies; Distance education.


  • To develop technologies for distance education in the University and in the Kemerovo and Western Siberia regions.
  • To elaborate a curriculum, teaching methodology and, at later stage, electronic textbooks for distance education programmes.
  • To provide training in information science and communication technologies.
  • To ensure that the hardware and software received by the Kemerovo State University under the "University Internet Centres" programme are properly mastered and used.
  • To promote distance education programmes at the University, in the Kemerovo and in Western Siberia regions.
  • To conduct an assessment study on the use of distance education systems in prisons.
  • To serve as a centre of expertise for certification of software and hardware in the Siberian region, if necessary.

Host Institution

  • Kemerovo State University

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Communication and Information.


Dr. Konstantin Afanasiev, Kemorovo State University
UNESCO Chairholder, Vice-Rector of the Centre for New Information Technologies
E-Mail address -
Work Phone - 7 3842 58-44-03
Fax - 7 3842 58-44-03
Street - Krasnaja str. 6
City - Kemerovo
Postal Code - 650043
Country - Russian Federation