CATEDRA UNESCO DE TURISMO CULTURAL
 

 

UNITWIN and UNESCO CHAIRS PROGRAM

Network Overview

PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE WORLD THROUGH RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

The UNITWIN Program was launched in 1992 and operates through the establishment of UNESCO Chairs, and UNESCO university networks which are also designated as UNITWIN projects.

This program serves as a prime means of capacity building through the exchange of knowledge and sharing in a spirit of solidarity.

Thus it promotes North-South and South-South cooperation as a strategy to enrich institutions (Universities, research institutes) and field actors.

The UNITWIN metwork "Culture, tourism, sustainable development" was founded in 2002 by the UNESCO Chair "Culture, Tourism, development" from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and is made up of 25 universities through the world.

 

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

A closely knit system  of cooperation in research, documentation and training to facilitate exchanges and knowledge-sharing among universities, decision makers, non-governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector.

A worldwide pool of skills and experts.

 

GOALS?

Create a worldwide system of cooperation between universities in the field that are concerned.

Promoting the concepts, principles and objectives of UNESCO incorporated in its documents of reference (1972, 2003 and 2005 Conventions especially and closing texts in International Conferences - Stockholm, 1998, Johannesburg, 2001).

A better understanding of nature and the complex ties between tourism, culture and sustainable development and enhancing cultural diversity.

Helping strategies and projects that are environmentally sustainable, socially fair, sensible from a business point of view and with a cultural value.

Getting expertise closer to the policy decision-makers to benefit the populations, especially those in poverty.

 

HOW?

Through:

Constantly sharing education experiences, continuing education and applied research to improve them, also through the use of information technologies (including intranet).

Producing and providing education modules and tools (data collecting, analyzing and processing through preparation, project management and assessment, online education).

Promoting local cooperation through academic mobility, town-twinnings, supporting training programs and exchanges, especially in the Southern countries.

Setting up projects with multiple partnerships.

Having grades and masters created within the Network internationally recognized and acknowledged by a brand of excellence.

Frequent meetings between network universities to assess its efficiency and improve it: the first two meeting took place in France (Paris, March 2005 and Gréoux-les-Bains, May 2006) the following in Rimini, 2007, and in Quebec, 2010.

 

INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS "Culture, Tourism and Development"

Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero and Asociación Amigos del Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

University of Queensland, Australia

Royal University of Phnom Penh, Camboya

University of Laval, Quebec, Canada 

University Senghor, Alexandria, Egipto      

Leeds Metropolitan University, Inglaterra

Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Francia

University of Toulouse, Francia

University Omar Bongo, Gabon

School Heller Farkas, Hungria 

Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Irlanda

University of Haifa, Israel

University of Bologna at Rimini, Italia

Centro Universitario Europeo per i Beni Culturali, Ravello, Italia 

University of Chisinau, Moldavia  

University of Rabat-Agdal, Marruecos   

University of Bethlehem, Palestina

Ciudad del saber, Panama 

Cátedra UNESCO, Moscow Academy, Rusia

University of Barcelona, España

University of Girona, España   

Université San Martin de Porres, Lima, Perú  

Université de Sousse, Túnez


 
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