UNESCO CHAIR in HESD
Welcome to the UNESCO Chair in “Higher Education for Sustainable Development” at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg.
Sustainable development is a central vision for the solution for the crucial issues facing humanity in the future. The work of the UNESCO Chair in Higher Education for Sustainable Development focuses on the question in what way sustainable development may represent a guideline for higher education and how this principle may be implemented into sustainability-related research activities.
The UNESCO Chair Programme was initiated in 1991 in order to promote international cooperation in higher education and to integrate UNESCO’s objectives into research and teaching. A major part of this programme focuses on how to integrate higher education institutions from the South into an international network. Thus, the UNESCO Chair title not only honours the Institute’s efforts that were made in the past but also implies a task for the future: to strengthen and to support the international cooperation and cross-cultural communication via global networking of higher education institutions as well as via trans-national research.
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