UNESCO Chair “Open University for Global Education”
Global education reflects the tendencies of integration of a unified world educational space based on the principles of humanism, holism, transdisciplinarity, respect for the identity of national cultures and education systems. It covers the themes of global citizenship common to all countries and peoples, human rights, joint efforts for the survival of humankind on the planet, education for world peace, intercultural education.
The complexity of the problem requires the interaction of leading specialists from different scientific schools and directions of partner universities, reliance on the world’s pedagogical heritage and breakthrough educational technologies.
The Institute for Strategy of Education Development of the Russian Academy of Education has been studying the strategic directions of the development of education in the country and abroad for more than 90 years. The Institute participates in international research projects jointly with a number of universities in the world (Dr. Roland Academy, Sorbonne University, Pedagogical University of Hong Kong, Southwest University named after Neofit Rilski, Hebei Pedagogical University, Yanka Kupala Grodno State University, Belarusian State University, etc.). Scientific schools of the Institute were formed as the result of scientific work of several generations of scientists who have received international recognition. The Institute has a wide experience of conducting international scientific events, professional development and training of specialists, training teachers in postgraduate and doctoral studies, publishing the thematic journal “Russian and Foreign Pedagogy”. Researchers of the Institute are authors of serial scientific publications reflecting the results of large-scale fundamental and applied research on global education, including the UNITWIN / UNESCO program.
The Chair acts as a laboratory of ideas of intercultural dialogue of scientific pedagogical schools on issues of global education. Conditions are created for the dissemination of breakthrough ideas and technologies in the form of the Open University of Global Education, the exchange of pedagogues, students and researchers; preparation of international conferences and publications. The activity of the Chair will contribute to the development of coordinated and long-term approaches to develop the potential of specialists in the field mentioned above.
On January 30, 2018, an Agreement between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Institute for Strategy of Education Development of the Russian Academy of Education (ISED RAE) was signed. This agreement envisages the establishment of a UNESCO Chair on global education at ISED RAE: http://unesco.instrao.ru
The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation on global education. It will facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally-recognized researchers and teaching staff of the Institute and other institutions in Russian Federation, as well as elsewhere in Europe, in Asia and the Pacific, and in other regions of the world.