About the event

  • کد مطلب: 9396
  • نسخه چاپی
  • تاریخ انتشار: سه شنبه 3 اسفند 1400 - 11:52

It is a great pleasure to announce the official launch of Iran's first UNESCO Chair in the field of Geosciences, titled "Coastal Geo-Hazards Analysis" (CGHA), which is hosted by Research Institute for Earth Sciences (RIES) affiliated to Geological Survey of Iran (GSI).  An honor awarded to the RIES after almost 3 years of scientific and executive evaluation process at UNESCO, relying on international support and valuable letters of recommendation from scientists around the world. A position, that its realization of lofty ideals undoubtedly requires national will and effort, as well as strong and relentless international cooperation.

Therefore, I am proud to inform everyone that the official opening ceremony of the UNESCO Chair in Coastal Geo-Hazards Analysis will be held on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 on the deck of the Persian Gulf research Wessel physically as well as under the form of a videoconference with the presence of all members of the Scientific Council at 13h00 (Tehran time).

It is very clear that the opportunity to attend the webinar ( of all science and knowledge enthusiasts around the world will be very promising and valuable for us at the UNESCO Chair on the CGHA. Presence of everybody is welcome and doesn’t need any registration, just click as guests.

(In any technical unexpected problem during communication, we will be switch to SKYPE:

This scientific/cultural event could be mentioned as an opportunity for scientific connections and exchanges, opening a window of hope in the formation of an international network of Research centers and fifth-generation Universities.

Undoubtedly, a correct understanding of this valuable event for obtaining the UNESCO World Chair, given the international and structural capacities of the Chairs and the UNITWIN university network in the reconstruction, development, modernization and upgrading day. it can be a turning point in scientific direction by instilling the spirit of hope in the body of the geological community.

The UNITWIN program is the most important tool for capacity building in higher education and research institutions, and UNESCO achieves this capacity building through the exchange and sharing of knowledge across the world under the shadow of international solidarity and unity.

Thus, UNESCO's strategy for the development of scientific institutes is to promote South-North, South-South and trilateral and multilateral cooperation. Academic/research institutions work in partnership with NGOs, foundations and private and public sector organizations play an important role in promoting higher education.

The UNESCO Chair on CGHA in Iran, under the cover of international support with knowledge exchange and sharing, can be a capacity building tool in developing an education and research network on geohazards, especially in coastal areas of one of the world's most seismic regions.

It is very fortunate that this chair has from the beginning the structure and support of the internationally renowned scientific community in a range of Australia, Japan, China, Russia, Armenia, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, France and the United Kingdom as well as Iran.

Therefore, in line with UNESCO's strategy, the main objective of this Chair will be more beneficial and effective in developing a scientific network, promoting international cooperation between countries and parties.

Fortunately, to achieve this objective, despite the short time of activity of the Chair since its official announcement on December 3th, 2021, the UNESCO Chair has developed a roadmap and led constructive exchanges, concluded MOU or updated with research and academic centers, scientific associations and the private sector and knowledge-based enterprises and official media have a significant performance which, coupled with the growing network of education-research cooperation within and around from outside Iran's geopolitical borders, promises the possibility of forming agile structures.

The global educational dynamics and research, within the framework of national laws and governance in accordance with the needs and standards of the UNESCO in the 21st century, a century with rapid and fundamental changes in the framework of human attitudes towards knowledge and technology, thought and intellectuality in the concept of “literacy”.

So, it's not unreasonable to say that now we should believe in change, instead of just thinking about changing!

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