United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

UNESCO Chair in Gender Research (802), established in 2008 at the University of Lancaster (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).


Gender research.


  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of gender research. It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe and North America, and in other regions of the world.

The specific objectives of this Chair are to :

  • facilitate the development of policy-relevant research on gender equality around the world;
  • support and develop international networking to facilitate the exchange of ideas, research and policy developments, especially between the North and South, using seminars, exchanges of students and faculty, reports, ICT and other means; c.- support research on policy-relevant gender equality issues;
  • build capacity in policy-relevant gender equality research; curriculum development, student training at graduate level; exchange staff;
  • facilitate exchanges between researchers and policy makers, in the context of UN instruments for promoting women’s rights and the Millennium Development Goals;
  • collaborate with UNESCO in the implementation of its Gender Equality policy and strategy.

Host Institution

  • University of Lancaster (United Kingdom). Website


Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Gender


Progress report 2008-2009 (short version)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network


Prof Sylvia Walby, UNESCO Chairholder
Department of Sociology, Lancaster University
E-Mail address - S.Walby(at)Lancaster.ac.uk
Work Phone - (44)(01524) 65 201
Fax - (44)(01524) 36 841
City - Lancaster LA1 4YD
Country - U.K.

Bureau of Strategic Planning.