UNESCO Chairs are being established under the UNITWIN (University Twinning and Networking Programme) to promote research and development of education. There are 4 UNESCO Chairs in Slovakia:
UNESCO Chair for Human Rights Education, Comenius University in Bratislava (UCHRE)
UNESCO Chair for Human Rights Education is the oldest UNESCO Chair in Slovakia (since 1992). It focuses its work on education in the area of human rights at all levels, particularly at universities, but also in secondary schools (through the Human Rights Olympiade).
Regarding university education, UNESCO Chair for Human Rights Education provides more than 30 subjects focused on human rights issues and it has already 6 PhD. students.
Practical education is performed in the form of international competitions – National Model United Nations, simulated sessions of UN and its various committees.
UCHRE is also involved in a new activity – it publishes a bilingual magazine Human Rights News. Apart from that, it annually organizes a professional scientific event at the occasion of the International Day of Human Rights, the output of which is a reviewed auxiliary ledger.
Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences
of the Comenius University Mgr. Peter Broniš, PhD.
Mlynské Luhy 4 Vice-Dean for Foreign Relations
821 05 Bratislava and Development
Tel.: 00421 - 2 - 206 - 69 - 839
The Chair offers education in cross-sectional and influential subjects from the area of ecologization of the social development, the implementation of principles of sustainable development, environmental management, environmental legislation, ecological optimalization of the spatial organization of landscape, regional development, integrated management of river-basins and landscapes etc.
T.G. Masaryka 24
960 53 Zvolen
Tel. 00421 - 45 - 520 61 11
Fax: 00421 - 45 - 533 00 27
Information about the activities of this UNESCO Chair may be found here: http://www.tuzvo.sk/en/
UNESCO Chair in Bioethics – University of Prešov in Prešov
UNESCO Chair in Bioethics at the University of Prešov was established with the aim to create a platform for sharing and exchange of knowledge and experience in the area of science and education in the field of bioethics in Slovakia and in the region of Central Europe. UNESCO Chair on Bioethics interlocks with the UNESCO priorities and strategic objectives for natural, human and social sciences – Promoting principles, practices, and ethical norms relevant for scientific and technological development. It is also in line with the UNESCO’s Bioethics Programme.
The main aim of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics at the University of Prešov is to contribute to the creation and sharing of new ideas related to ethical and moral questions in medicine, biotechnologies, biomedical research and nursing in Slovakia and Central Europe, and possibly elsewhere.
UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
University of Prešov
Ul. 17. novembra č. 1
080 78 Prešov
Prof. PhDr. Vasil Gluchman, CSc. – Director
tel.: +421 51 75 70 821
fax: +421 51 75 70 824
Information about the activities of this UNESCO Chair may be found here: http://www.unipo.sk/en/
UCTS represents a basic unit of the regional Virtual institute for teaching and research in the field of translation in Central and Eastern Europe. Its main aim is to improve multilingual communication through inartistic translation with emphasis on modernization of the preparation of translators and interpreters and the corresponding research conducted within the Faculty of Philosophy and Faculty of Education of the Comenius University in Bratislava.
The main tasks of the UNESCO Chair in Translation Studies are:
a) To upgrade the preparation of translators and interpretors (at Master’s Degree level and also at a postgraduate academic degree level) in the area of inartistic translation and interpretation;
b) To modify the methodology and to extend the forms of teaching particularly thanks to the use of modern technologies;
c) To iniciate new forms of post-graduate education of translators and to certify them on national as well as on international level;
d) To iniciate and coordinate bilingual and multilingual terminological research within priority fields and to implement the results of this research to education and to practice;
e) To modify the existing and create new teaching aids;
f) To build corresponding library collections;
g) To organize conferences, symposia, scientific debates and so on.
Šafárikovo nám. 6
818 06 Bratislava 16
Tel.: +421 2 529 202 38Fax: +421 2 529 660 16
Information about the activities of this UNESCO Chair may be found here: http://www.uniba.sk