UNESCO Chair on inclusion in higher education (859), established in 2009 at the University of Santiago de Chile (Chile)

Fields / Disciplines
Inclusive education, higher education.


The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • generate knowledge that allows the design of public policies on higher education inclusion through research, training, information gathering and documentation of good practices related to academically talented disadvantage youth;
  • elaborate an official registry of all existing inclusion initiatives implemented both in Chilean and in foreign universities;
  • conduct research and scientifically validate existing higher education inclusion initiatives;
  • facilitate the exchange of best practices among universities through networking activities; and
  • promote inclusion in Chilean and foreign universities where no such initiatives are in place.

Host Institution
University of Santiago de Chile

UNESCO Sector / Office responsible for the Chair/Network
Education; IESALC, UNESCO Office in Santiago 


Progress report 2009-2010 (short version)


Prof. Francisco Javier Gil, UNESCO Chairholder

University of Santiago de Chile

Avenida Libertador Bernardo I’Higgins n° 3383

Estación Central

Santiago de Chile


E-mail: francisco.gil(at)