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UNESCO Chair & International Partner Network

The UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Lifestyles was awarded to Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences in 2015 and renewed in 2019.


The UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Lifestyles aims to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation on education for sustainable lifestyles. It facilitates collaboration between high-level, internationally-recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Norway, in Europe and North America, in Africa and in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as in other regions of the world. 

UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme

The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme, which involves over 700 institutions in 116 countries, promotes international inter-university cooperation and networking to enhance institutional capacities through knowledge sharing and collaborative work. The programme supports the establishment of UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks in key priority areas related to UNESCO’s fields of competence – i.e. in education, the natural and social sciences, culture and communication.


Belgium - Strategic Design Studios  Kazakhstan - The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia
Belgium - VIVES University of Applied Sciences Kenya - Kenyatta University
Chile - Actuemos Kenya - Youth Educational Network 
Colombia - El Bosque University Lithuania - Vytautas Magnus University 
Costa Rica - University of Peace, Earth Charter International Malaysia - Universiti Sains Malaysia, Regional Centre of Expertise Penang
Denmark - Aarhus University, Danish School of Education Malta - University of Malta
Finland - University of Helsinki, Department of Education Netherlands - Free Consumers Association
France - UNESCO Netherlands - Wageningen University and Research
France - UN Environment Norway - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Germany - Leuphana University Lüneburg Norway - University of South-Eastern Norway 
Germany - Technical University of Berlin Portugal - Setubal College of Education 
India - Swechha We For Change Foundation Slovenia - University of Ljubljana
Ireland - Institute of Technology, Carlow  South Africa - Rhodes University, Environmental Learning Research Centre 
Ireland - St Angela’s College, Sligo Sweden - Uppsala University, Sustainability Learning and Research Centre
Japan - Institute for Global Environmental Strategies  Switzerland - International Environment Forum 
Japan - Okayama University, ESD Promotion Centre Zambia - University of Zambia, Lusaka