UNESCO Chairs and the United States
The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme, which involves over 850 institutions in 117 countries, promotes international inter-university cooperation and networking. The networks and chairs serve as thinktanks and bridgebuilders between academia, civil society, local communities, research and policy-making.
List of Chairs in the US
1996 – Chaire UNESCO d’éducation pour la paix, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan de Puerto Rico
1999 – Chaire UNESCO d’enseignement supérieur, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan de Puerto Rico
1997 – UNITWIN Network for Improving Biological Sciences Education through the Development and Use of Information Technologies in some Arab States Universities, Purdue University, West Lafayette
US Centers of Excellence
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LITERACY.ORG research and innovation for a more literate world
Literacy.org is housed at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and is comprised of the National Center for Adult Literacy and the International Literacy Institute.
Center for Child and Human Development
The Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) was established over 50 years ago to improve the quality of life for all children and youth and their families, especially those with special health care needs, behavioral health challenges or disabilities (including adults with disabilities).
Chair in International Education for Development
Launched in 2014, the GW UNESCO Chair in International Education for Development supports a program of research, outreach, teaching, and mentoring of a new generation of educators, working on education for global citizenship and social equity and inclusion.
USC Shoah Foundation
When teaching topics as enormous and weighty as the Holocaust and genocide, it can be easy to cover the facts and figures without getting to the heart of the matter – the humans affected by the history. USC Shoah Foundation offers an array of educational products for students ranging in age from kindergarten to college.
Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization
The Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization (CNEU) is dedicated to research, development, and education across all aspects of micro- and nanotechnology. CNEU resources are focused on addressing the incorporation of nanotechnology into secondary education, post-secondary education and industry applications.