05.02.2018 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

UNESCO Chair on Language Policies for Multilingalism


05 February 2018

Responsible Institution:

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina


Coordinator: Prof. Gilvan Müller de OliveiraCampus Trindade da Universidade Federal de Santa CatarinaCentro de Comunicação e Expressão - Bloco B - Sala 329, 3º andarFlorianopolis, Santa Catarina, BrazilCEP: 88040-900E-mail: gimioliz@gmail.comWebsite:  literatura.posgrad.ufsc.br

Working Themes:

Multilingualism, Cultural Diversity

Main Objective:

The purpose of the Chair is to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation on global understanding for sustainability. It will facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe.

Specific Objectives: 

  • undertake research jointly with partners on the relationship between sustainable development and culture, linguistic and cultural diversity, and multilingualism, and disseminate results widely notably through conferences, seminars and publications;
  • contribute to the elaboration of policies concerning the preservation and development of multilingualism as a prerequisite for sustainable development at community and national levels;
  • promote linguistic education and the preservation of linguistic diversity, bilingual and multilingual education, including online education, as well as social inclusion through language education;
  • create a research network of universities, institutes and other relevant organizations, and promote joint research and training, visiting professors and the exchange of faculty, researchers and students;
  • collaborate closely with UNESCO and existing UNESCO Chairs on relevant programmes and activities.

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