UNESCO celebrates 30 years of UNESCO Chairs - Carinthia UAS was there.

"Holders of Austrian UNESCO Chair and representatives* of the Austrian Embassy in Paris: from left to right: Michael Jungmeier, Michael Shamiyeh (UNESCO Chair in Participatory Techniques and Future Design, University of Art and Industrial Design Linz), Anna-Maria Baumgartner and Lisa Unterlerchner (Permanent Mission of Austria to UNESCO) and Hans Karl Peterlini (UNESCO Chair on Global Citizenship Education, University of Klagenfurt)
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Civil Engineering & Architecture

"Building bridges, breaking down walls."

UNESCO Chairs are research and educational institutions dedicated to important humanity issues.

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the UNESCO Chair Program, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) invited to a conference in Paris. Under the motto "Transforming knowledge for just and sustainable futures", the holders of UNESCO Chairs from all over the world met at the beginning of the conference. Together with other representatives from Austria, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences was also represented at this conference by Michael Jungmeier, holder of the UNESCO Chair "Management of Conservation Areas" and Professor for Nature Conservation and Sustainability at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences:
 "It is a great recognition to be able to represent our UAS in this impressive group of leading scientists", reports Michael Jungmeier. "Numerous workshops and a plenary session were held to reflect on what science and education systems should look like in the future."

The UNESCO Chair at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences were established in 2020. Accordingly, the research group around Michael Jungmeier is to implement excellent research and inspiring learning experiences for nature conservation in the 21st century and thus "to support personalities, institutions and societies in the management of protected areas." The activities of the chair are based on an interdisciplinary, holistic and integrated understanding of nature conservation and protected areas, as exemplified by UNESCO biosphere reserves, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and UNESCO Geoparks. This is to support biodiversity conservation, climate protection and sustainable development (SDGs). The activities of the research group are presented HERE.


FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Michael Jungmeier
UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Management of Conservation Areas
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
Europastrasse 4, 9524 Villach, Austria
+43 5 90500 4314