UNESCO Chairs

UNESCO Chair in Cultural Diversity and Social Justice, Deakin University

The Chair is working to ensure cultural diversity is accepted and embraced as a core tenet of humanity. Prof. Mansouri has a special focus on issues confronting African Diaspora communities, migrant youth and women.

UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations, Monash University

The UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations – Asia Pacific (UCIIR-AP) is an educational, research and policy activity centred in the School of Political and Social Inquiry.

UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Trans-boundary Water Governance

The UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Trans-boundary Water Governance creates a pole of excellence in water economics and governance in Africa and China and to provide socio-economic expertise in water education training, water economics, water governance, and water and society.

UNESCO Chair in Marine Science

Prof. Baker is interested in the sustainable use of marine resources. This includes the responsible use of non-renewable resources, the economic evaluation of biodiversity and other ocean services, and the regulation and governance of ocean space.

UNESCO Chair in Transnational Diasporas and Reconciliation Studies

The UNESCO Chair in Transnational Diasporas and Reconciliation Studies will complement UNESCO's work in the field of social transformations and will provide a valuable contribution to international dialogue and policy development on international migration and social integration.

UNESCO-Cousteau Chair for the Antarctic Environment

Through graduate training and global research programs the Chair facilitates the bringing together of nations to pass on knowledge and information to address sustainable resource management, climate impacts and biotechnical opportunities.

UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology

During the 3rd UNITWIN Network Meeting, Flinders University (Adelaide, South Australia) has been elected the new coordinator of the UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology, starting from the 1st September 2015. Flinders University will continue the work carried out by the Selçuk University (Konya, Turkey) for the next four years.

UNESCO Cities of Culture Network

Australia is very active in the UNESCO Cities of Culture Network, with three cities currently recognized:

UNESCO Cities of Culture Network

Last Updated: 17 May 2016