Welcome to a UNESCO Day at Linnaeus University. On this unique day, you will learn more about the work of UNESCO in Sweden. You will meet the Swedish UNESCO Chairs together with representatives of the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO and hear about their current activities and priorities for the future.
The program starts in the morning with a welcome speech by Peter Aronsson, Vice-Chancellor At Linnaeus University. Lena Sommestad, Chairperson of the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO, and the Swedish UNESCO Chairs present their work.
The UNESCO Day is postponed. We will return with a new date for the event. Thank you for your interest!
In the afternoon, two open lectures will take place where the Chairs are given the opportunity to meet colleagues and students in their respective fields. You can find the programme below.
UNESCO Chairs – bridge builders between academia, civil society and policy-making.
Sign up here. The programme is open to staff and students at Linnaeus University. Participation is free of charge, but signing up is compulsory to the programme in the morning. Sign up no later than March 25. However you do not need to sign up for the open lectures in the afternoon.
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Please note that most of the presentations during the morning will be in Swedish.
Wednesday 1 april, 2020
Wicksell, K building Växjö
Welcome by Peter Aronsson, Vice-Chancellor, Linnaeus University
Lena Sommestad, Chairperson of the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO
Short presentations (with opportunity for questions)
Ulla Carlsson UNESCO Chair in Freedom of Expression, Media Development and Global Policy, Gothenburg University
Love Ekenberg, UNESCO Chair on Developing a Model for Large-scale Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa, Stockholm University
Cornelius Holtorf, UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures, Linnaeus University
Merle Jacob, UNESCO Chair in Research Management and Innovation Systems, Lund University
Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson, UNESCO Chair in Early Childhood Education and Sustainable Development, Gothenburg University
Ashok Swain, UNESCO Chair on International Water Cooperation, Uppsala University
You need to sign up for the programme in the morning.
Weber, K building Växjö
Globalt medborgarskap tar sin början i förskolan. Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson, UNESCO Chair in Early Childhood Education and Sustainable Development, Gothenburg University (the lecture will be in Swedish)
Wicksell, K building Växjö
The Water-Food-Energy Nexus in the Middle East. Ashok Swain, UNESCO Chair on International Water Cooperation, Uppsala University (the lecture will be in English)
You do not need to sign up for the open lectures.