UNESCO Chair in technologies for development (763), established in 2007 at l’École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland).


Technologies, sustainable development.


  • To promote capacity building through exchange and sharing of knowledge in a spirit of solidarity;
  • To strengthen research institutions of Southern countries through exchanges of scientific research projects, and by further development of joint educational programs;
  • To promote research in technology and innovation adapted to the context of developing countries through partnerships with local institutions, in order to develop innovative solutions for the most vulnerable populations.

Host Institution

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

UNESCO Chair webpage


  • Institut international de l'eau et de l'environnement (Burkina Faso)
  • Universidad del Valle (Colombia)
  • Ministry of Science and Technology (India)


Call for application: Certificate of Advanced Studies in Management of Development Projects (MADEPRO) 2011-2012. Deadline: 31 July 2011

Call for Abstracts:" Technologies for Sustainable Development: A Way to reduce poverty?"- 2012 International Conference of the UNESCO Chair at EPFL, Lausanne. Deadline: 15 December 2011

UNESCO Sector / Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural sciences



Prof Jean-Claude Bolay, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
UNESCO Chairholder

E-Mail address - jean-claude.bolay(at)epfl.ch /gabriela.tejada(at)epfl.ch

Work Phone - +  41 21 693 70 01

Cellular Phone - +41 21 693 3012

City - 1015 Lausanne

Country - Switzerland

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