UNESCO University Chairs carry out training, research and exchange activities linked to the different UNESCO programme areas: education, natural and human sciences, culture, information and communication.
There are currently 659 UNESCO university chairs around the world. The first-ever UNESCO chair was created in Catalonia in 1989 in Numerical Methods in Engineering. Today Catalonia has the largest number of UNESCO chairs per capita.
Under the resolution adopted by the assembly of Catalan university chairs in April 2004, and pursuant to the agreement signed with the Catalan Government’s Ministry of Universities, Unescocat co-ordinates the Catalan UNESCO chairs, providing them with technical support and visibility, disseminating their activities to Catalan civil society and the media.
The latest meeting of the Catalan UNESCO Chairs took place on June 21, 2010. See more information here.