UNESCO Chair on Communication Research (971), established in 2012 at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain)


Communication research.


The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • carry out collaborative research with partners on communication processes and their relationship with social change/problems;
  • organize a permanent research seminar on communication issues to enhance networking and the sharing of research results and good practices;
  • provide postgraduate training on communication and socio-cultural problems, and offer short-term training opportunities and scholarships, including to African students and researchers;
  • design and implement a visiting professorship programme in cooperation with African universities; and,
  • set up a platform for the exchange of ideas, resources and good practices.

Host Institution

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain) 

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Communication and Information

Contact: Dr María del Carmen Caffarel Serra, UNESCO Chairholder

Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos 

Camino del Molino, s/n

28943-Fuenlabrada (Madrid)



Phone: (34) 91-4887254