UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Development  and Ecological Awareness (208), established in 1994 at the Technical University of Zvolen (Slovakia).


Environmental and development policy; Ecological education.


  • To promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation activities focusing mainly on the analysis of the multiple relations between environmental policies and development programmes, and also on policy formulation in this field and the opening up of policy dialogue between the social actors concerned (State, local, authorities, business, trade unions, scientific communities, NGOs, etc.).
  • To sensitize public opinion, researchers and decision-makers to the most appropriate policies and programmes in the field of sustainable development.
  • To facilitate collaboration between high-level internationally-recognized researchers, the research team of the University and other institutions in the Central European Region.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector/Field Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences.


Prof. Ladislav Miklos, Technical University of Zvolen, Faculty of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Institute of Evolutionary and Landscape Ecology in Banska Stiavnica
E-Mail address - unchair(at)
Work Phone - 421 859 621 065
Fax - 421 859 621 065
Street - Akademicka 13
City - Banska Stiavnica
Postal Code - SK 96900
Country - Slovakia