UNESCO Chair Pere Durán Farell "Technology and Culture"(451), established in 1999 at the Center of Research for the History of Technology, Polytechnic University of Catalonia , Barcelona (Spain).   


Technology and culture.


  • To clarify the meaning of the fundamental concept of "technology ".
  • To work out a database on the most significant contributions to this topic, in order to constitute a theoretical framework which will give sense to the “products” of the Chair.
  • To carry out significant contributions to the studies relating to the cultural aspect of technology, so as to contribute to the knowledge of these processes.
  • To create optional courses, as well as postgraduate programs focused on the various aspects the central matter of the UNESCO Chair offers.
  • To organize didactics sessions and activities of information that structures the cultural offer of the University within the framework of the University activities of continuous training.
  • To produce a specific theoretical material in order to produce a series of publication on the topic "Technology and culture".

Host Institution

  • Center of Research for the History of Technology, Higher Technical school of Industrial Engineering, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona Polytechnic. Website
  • UNESCO Chair Pere Durán Farell "Technology and Culture". Webpage

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences.



Prof. Antoni Roca Rosell, ETS Ingeniería Industrial de Barcelona , Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña
UNESCO Chairholder, UNESCO Chair Pere Durán Farell “Technology and Culture”
E-Mail address - Antoni.Roca-Rosell(at)
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City - Barcelona
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Country - Spain