University Twinning and Networking
UNITWIN is the abbreviation for the University Twinning and
Networking Programme. The Programme was established in 1992
following the relevant decision of UNESCO’s General
Conference taken at its 26th session.
The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme was conceived as a way
to advance research, training and programme development in
all of UNESCO’s fields of competence by building university
networks and encouraging inter-university cooperation
through the transfer of knowledge across borders. Since it
was established in 1992, the programme has aroused great
interest among Member States.
The UNITWIN programme aims to be pertinent, forward-thinking
and to impact socio-economic development effectively. So far
UNESCO Chair and UNITWIN Network projects have proven useful
in establishing new teaching programmes, generating new
ideas through research and reflection, and facilitating the
enrichment of existing university programmes while
respecting cultural diversity.