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05.12.2016

UNESCO chair in Human Rights and Human Security

Graz. In 2016, UNESCO agreed to establish a UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security at the University of Graz to strengthen interdisciplinary teaching, research, academic cooperation and outreach in human rights and human security. The Chair supports UNESCO’s objectives of life-long learning and human rights education as a means to promote global citizenship, create inclusive societies and foster peace and stability. The inaugural event of the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security addresses the human right to academic freedom in Europe. Protecting the freedom of scholars and scientists is crucial in order to maintain and rebuild a free and democratic society in times of instability and war. Yet, even in Europe academic freedom is facing new challenges – scholars are being silenced and imprisoned – promoting the protection of this freedom is therefore an important issue of our time.  


 

The inauguration takes place at the University of Graz on Monday 12. December. Find the info flyer here.