United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development (834), established in 2009 at the UHI Millennium Institute (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).


Sustainable mountain development.


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

The main specific objectives of this Chair are:

  • to facilitate the further development and implementation of the Global Change and Mountain Regions Research Strategy, Mountain Research Initiative;
  • to organize and contribute to international meetings that facilitate understanding of, and action towards, sustainable mountain development, taking into account the effects of global change; and to publish the outcomes;
  • to foster and support the development and delivery of Masters-level courses that support sustainable mountain development.

Host Institution

The University of the Highlands and Islands

Webpage of the UNESCO Chair


Progress report 2009 (short version)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences.


Prof. Martin Price, UNESCO Chairholder, Director, Centre for Mountain Studies Perth College, the University of the Highlands and Islands

E-Mail address - Martin.Price(at)perth.uhi.ac.uk

Work Phone : +44 (0) 1738-877217

Fax: +44 (0) 1738-877018

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