23.09.2011 - Social and Human Sciences Sector

UNESCO ethics teacher training course in Azerbaijan - call for participants

Participants will have a unique opportunity to enhance their teaching capacities in ethics. The training will be organized at the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, in Baku, from 12 to 16 December 2011, and specifically targets young experts and educators, from Azerbaijan and other countries in the region, engaged in teaching ethics.

The course will be conducted by a team of experts with extensive international experience in ethics education, including Prof. Amnon Carmi, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, University of Haifa, Israel; Prof. Daniella Keidar and Prof. Samuel Wolfman, The International Center for Health, Law and Ethics, University of Haifa, Israel; and Prof. Vugar Mammadov, The Human Rights Institute of National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan.

Participants should have a Master’s degree (in areas such as law, medicine, philosophy, ethics, or social sciences), hold a University faculty appointment to teach courses, and have good command of English or Russian language.

Persons who want to register should submit a registration form to Irakli Khodeli (i.khodeli(at)unesco.org) at the Bioethics Section of UNESCO before 21 October 2011. Applicants should also include a letter of intent (2 pages) explaining why they wish to participate in the course and how they expect to benefit from it.

While the participation in the course is free, the participants are expected to cover their room and board expenses in the duration of the training.


The Ethics Teacher Training Courses (ETTC) project is an important component of UNESCO’s capacity-building strategy in bioethics, targeting the young generation of experts and educators engaged in teaching ethics at various academic faculties and institutions around the world, who can serve as agents for expanding and improving ethics teaching programmes in their countries in the near future.

Mr Irakli Khodeli
Bioethics Programme of UNESCO
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 44 33
E-mail: i.khodeli(at)unesco.org

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