New UNESCO Chair will strengthen observation and education in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

Education; Dr. Lutz Möller, Deputy Secretary-General of the German Commission for UNESCO; Dr. Miguel Clüsener-Godt, Chief of Section of the UNESCO MAB Programme; Professor Dr. Alexander Siegmund, Head oft he Department of Geography and Chair holder; Theresia Bauer, Minister of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Wuerttemberg

A newly established UNESCO Chair on Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Observation and Education was launched at the Heidelberg University of Education (Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg), in Heidelberg, Germany on 25 November 2016.

The purpose of the Chair is to promote an integrated system of research and its application, training and education, based on modern geo-information technologies and geo-ecological methods, in order to analyse, model and visualize environmental changes at UNESCO designated sites. It will facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the university and other institutions in Germany, as well as elsewhere in Europe and in other regions of the world.

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