Thursday, September 20, 2007

Our UNITWIN Network on the UNESCO portal!

Boston University joins UNESCO’s university
twinning network

Paris 18-09-2007 - Following a cooperation agreement signed between UNESCO and Boston University (BU), United States, the UNITWIN (University Twinning) Network on Gender, Culture and People-Centred Development at BU is now part of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme.

The UNITWIN Network on Gender, Culture and People-Centred Development is co-ordinated by BU’s Women's Studies Program. It aims to promote research, training and documentation in women and gender studies and assist partner countries in gender, culture and development studies. This UNITWIN Network will further promote North-South Cooperation through five partner higher education institutions in Asia and enhance interaction with UNESCO and between UNESCO Chairs in the field of women's issues.

The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme comprises over 750 institutions in 125 countries. Launched in 1992, it aims to advance research, training and programme development in higher education through inter-university cooperation.

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