UNESCO Chair "The Learning Society and Human Sustainable Development"
The UNESCO Chair "The Learning Society and Human Sustainable Development" was opened at Astrakhan State University as part of the UNITWIN/UNESCO program, after the appropriate agreement between the United Nations and ASU had been signed on Dec. 09, 2004.
The Chair performs its activities as a structural division of ASU, in close cooperation with the appropriate units of the UNESCO Secretariat, the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, and the Coordination Committee of UNESCO Chairs.
Over the past years, the UNESCO Chair of ASU has become a regional center that contributes to development of innovative programs and projects aiming to implement the UNESCO's ideas and mission.
Interacting with social, economic, public, cultural, and educational organizations and institutions at the regional and international level, the UNESCO Chair of Astrakhan State University performs its activities in the following key fields:
- Enhancement of the role that universities of countries located at the Caspian Sea play in resolving the issues of sustainable development of the Caspian Littoral Region;
- Development of the learning society based on social partnership in the Caspian Littoral Region;
- Development of intercultural communications in this region;
- Activation of an integrated system of research, education, information, and documentation in various fields of scientific knowledge;
- Development and implementation of information and telecommunication technologies to optimize cultural, educational, social, and economic processes in this region;
- Establishment of systematic international cooperation and development of international relations between universities and other organizations;
- Organization of regular complex support of young researchers, faculty staff members, and students to attract young people to educational and research activities.
The ceremony of awarding the winners of The World Around Us all-Russian research and practice project was held at Gymnasium No.4 of Astrakhan. About 90 schoolchildren from 19 regions of Russia took part in the conference.
ITMO University Professor Aleksandr Bukhanovsky has held a lecture at Astrakhan State University as part of the all-Russia research and practice conference “Prospects and Opportunities for Using Digital Technologies in Science, Education and Management”.
ASU is holding the First Caspian Festival-Competition of Startup Projects on May 13-16, 2022. The purpose of the online event is to identify the most innovative and interesting projects of students of secondary and higher educational institutions, as well as to help them explore in more detail the niche of transforming their ideas into business.
The event, dedicated to the Day of Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, was organized by Sh. Yessenov Caspian State University of Technology and Engineering and the Association of Research Centers and State Universities of the Caspian Sea Countries.
Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Natalya Bocharova evaluated the potential of the university during her working visit to ASU. The guest was shown the laboratory facilities and other important locations and discussed the issues of international policy implementation with the university administration.
The key issue of the online meeting was to discuss the applications for establishment of chairs, submitted by a few universities of Russia.
The vice-rector for Digitalization, Innovations and Priority Projects of Astrakhan State University took part in a roundtable “Mechanisms to Design Advanced Engineering Schools” as part of the 17th all-Russian scientific and applied conference “Promising Systems and Management Tasks”.
An agreement on the organization of joint career guidance work has been reached during a meeting of representatives of the Astrakhan and Kazakhstani universities.
The goal of the initiative is to organize the sociocultural adaptation of foreign students and create favorable conditions for their entry into the ethnic community while preserving their own ethnic identity.
An exptended meeting of the organizing committee of forum “Caspian Region 2022: Sustainable Development Trajectories”, a major international event, was held in the Administration of the Governor of Astrakhan Region. The main speaker was ASU Rector Konstantin Markelov.
Astrakhan State University has held an interactive lecture “Russia-Turkmenistan Diplomatic Relations: History & Modernity”, involving Turkmen and Russian students.
The purpose of the visit was to coordinate a joint project of Astrakhan State University and Moscow State University of Food Production (MSUFP) in the field of bioeconomics, bioindustry and biodesign.
The rector of Astrakhan State University has taken part in the meeting of the Association for Promotion of Multilateral Cooperation in Science and Education in the Black Sea Region, held at the Public Chamber of Russia.
Konstantin Markelov has made a report at the meeting of the Academic Council of Astrakhan State University, in which he listed the achievements of the university in the past year and outlined new development prospects.
Deputy of the State Duma of the 7th convocation, member of the State Duma Committee on Ecology and Environmental Protection, Head of the Astrakhan branch of the Russian Ecological Society Aleksandr Klykanov has visited Astrakhan State University.
Dear colleagues, dear friends. Please accept my best wishes for the New Year! For Astrakhan State University and for myself, the year 2021 would not be as successful and productive without fruitful cooperation with the partners and colleagues.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization recognized the activities of the UNESCO Chair “Learning Society and Human Sustainable Development” of Astrakhan State University as efficient and extended cooperation with the university until 2025.
On December 15-19, 2021, Astrakhan State University is holding a series of meetings in Azerbaijan at the ASU Center for Education, Science and Technology as part of the project «Awareness-raising and Educational Aspects of Training Non-Russian Speaking Foreigners in the Context of Expanding Boundaries of Russian Language and Cultural Space», supported by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation.
ASU has welcomed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Russian Federation Géza Andreas von Geyr and Deputy Head of the Economic Department — Regional Commissioner for Astrakhan Region of the German Embassy Thomas Hentschel.
Astrakhan State University has been fruitfully cooperating with the Republic of Azerbaijan for a long time. Higher educational institutions of the two countries actively interact both in education, including the implementation of student and teacher exchange programmes, and in the development of scientific potential.
A number of important documents and agreements, aimed at the development of a single scientific and educational space in the Caspian region, were signed on the last day of the assembly work.
The rector of ASU has participated in plenary session “Our Way Is in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals” online; the event took place at Kyrgyz State Technical University named after I. Razzakov, Bishkek, and the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, Moscow, as part of the large conference.
ASU students and staff members of the UNESCO Chair “Learning Society and Human Sustainable Development”, headed by Rector Konstantin Markelov, have taken part in a global campaign on the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter, aimed to support the key role of the UN in international relations.
Staff members of the partner universities from Azerbaijan, the UK, Portugal, Sweden, Estonia and Russia have held an online coordination meeting within the framework of the Erasmus+ project.
Fourth-year students of the Faculty of Digital Technologies & Cybersecurity Dmitry Denisov and Egor Vasiliev went abroad for studies within the framework of an agreement concluded between Astrakhan State University and Dongseo University in 2015.
The ASU Boiling Point Center has hosted international scientific and applied conference “Issues of Caspian Macroregion’s Integrated Security”, organized by the Institute for Southern Russia and Caspian Region Studies, UNESCO Chair “The Learning Society and Human Sustainable Development” and Department of Social, Political and Economic Research of Eurasia & Orient.
The head of the ASU Department “UNESCO Chair: Learning Society and Human Sustainable Development” has taken part in round table “Topical Issues of Social Needs and Social Capital” within the framework of the Growth Point business school project.
Aleksandr Duka, Candidate of Political Sciences and Head of the Sector of Sociology of Power and Civil Society, dwelled on the issues of political leadership in modern Russia. The meeting was held within the framework of promising cooperation with the Knowledge Russian Society.
The project, developed by the ASU UNESCO Chair “Learning Society and Human Sustainable Development”, has been launched by Rector of Astrakhan State University Konstantin Markelov.
The ceremony of admitting new members to the organization took place on September, 16 within the framework of the 9th Forum of Rectors of Russian and Japanese Universities. The event was held online with simultaneous interpretation.
The head of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation, delivered a lecture “Topical Issues of International Cooperation” at Astrakhan State University within the framework of the 6th Caspian Media Forum.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Russian Federation spoke about the prospects for cooperation between the two Caspian neighbors.
Irina Tarasova, Head of the UNESCO Chair “Learning Society and Human Sustainable Development”, has been awarded a certificate of honour from Mikhail Eskindarov, Rector of Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.
The Boiling Point Center has hosted a meeting of students of Astrakhan State University with the honorary professor of the university and deputy chairman of the Board of Overseers of the Association of International Students. The participants discussed topical issues of modern education.
As part of the open dialogue, young people got acquainted with the development strategy of Astrakhan State University, learned important facts firsthand and asked their questions of interest.
On the eve of the new academic year, Head of the region Igor Babushkin has visited Astrakhan State University.
A respective decision was made at a meeting of the consortium within the framework of international conference “Frontiers of Russia: Geopolitics, Regional Studies, Historical Memory”, held at the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University.
The KU-EOL Spring 2021 programme, organized by Kansai University, Japan, for students of partner higher education institutions, is over. Within the framework of the project, students were invited to choose the course they liked, and, using a special training platform, they attended classes once a week.
The “Battle in Search of New Meanings: Universities — Mission Repacking” has opened the second day of the Practice cycle at this summer’s major educational intensive, involving ASU Rector Konstantin Markelov.
Anastasia Paplevko, a student of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of Astrakhan State University, has shared impressions of her studies at Kanagawa University.
The Astrakhan Chamber of Commerce and Industry has hosted a roundtable, dedicated to HR issues of small and mid-sized businesses. Head of the Department of International Law of Astrakhan State University Tatyana Goverdovskaya and Associate Professor of the Department of English Language for Economics Daniil Osipov made a report on the implementation of legal norms of commercial and corporate law in the field of entrepreneurship in Russia.
The Global Goals Week is a global civil society initiative aimed at implementing the 2030 Agenda through eradicating poverty, fighting inequality and tackling climate change.
Events on topic “Development of Games and Mobile Applications for Medicine and Health” are being held within the framework of the ERASMUS + MAGnUS programme in order to attract professors, students and industrial partners. The project participants have talked to foreign professors, received theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of mobile application development and game design.
One of the goals of the event was to analyze the results and implementation of Erasmus+ project “Cooperation for Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education”, implemented in Russian universities.
The issue of further partnership of educational institutions of the region was the main topic at a working meeting chaired by First Vice-Rector — Vice-Rector for Strategic Development of Astrakhan State University Elina Polyanskaya.
The rector of Astrakhan State University has welcomed the participants of international scientific conference “Current Issues of Global Research: Global Development and Limits of Growth in the 21st Century”.
Astrakhan State University has taken part in international forum “Child in a Digital World”. The event was dedicated to the development of young children and adolescents in the context of the transformation of childhood caused by the digitalization of modern society.
Today, the topic of sustainable development is one of the most relevant in the work of educational institutions. That is why international conference “Sustainable Development. World Challenges” has been held at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University on the sidelines of the all-Russia scientific and applied conference “«Sustainable Development, Open Thinking and Digital Transformations”.
A meeting of the Commission for Science, Research and Technology of the Association of State Universities and Research Centers of the Caspian Countries has taken place at Astrakhan State University. International speakers discussed scientific, educational, economic and environmental issues.
The large-scale Russian event is being held at Lobachevsky University alongside the 29th all-Russia festival “Russian Student Spring” and as part of the celebration of the 800th anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod. The rector of Astrakhan State University has taken part in the sessions, discussions and roundtables of the forum.
Astrakhan State University has hosted student interuniversity scientific conference “Sustainable Development, Open Thinking & Digital Transformation” within the framework of the Month of Science.
Dear professors, students and administrative staff members of Astrakhan State University! Dear veterans! Let me congratulate you on the 76th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War!
Members of the Department “UNESCO Chair: Learning Society and Human Sustainable Development” attended the plenary session which took place in Paris. The event focused on the discussion of the draft Medium-Term Strategy of the organization for 2022–2029 and the budget for 2022–2025.
Participants discussed the topic of educational courses for the formation of a new generation of HR in the Caspian region in various institutions and potential stakeholders that can be involved.
The dean of the Faculty of Social Communications has represented Astrakhan State University at international conference “Russia — Azerbaijan: Historical Experience of Interethnic And Interreligious Harmony”, held in Kazan.
The special representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the delimitation and demarcation of the state border of the Russian Federation with neighboring CIS member states and the head of the Russian delegation in the multilateral negotiations on the Caspian Sea issues has paid a working visit to Astrakhan State University. Rector Konstantin Markelov presented the university’s projects, aimed at cooperation between the countries of the Greater Caspian Region, to the guest.
A strategic session of the UNESCO Chair of Astrakhan State University has taken place online and offline at the Boiling Point Centre; the audience considered relevant issues of sustainable development.
The Caspian Higher School of Interpreting and Translation (CITS) of Astrakhan State University has hosted a seminar, involving MA students, which was held within the framework of the Jean Monnet Erasmus + grant programme.
40 experts have already given their consent to participate in the event which is going to be held in late May. The forum is supposed to be held both offline and online.
The event agenda included a discussion on the applications, submitted for establishment of UNESCO Chairs in a number of higher educational institutions in Russia, upcoming scientific events, and the progress of the programmes implemintation.
The competition was held within the framework of MAGnUS international project of the Erasmus + programme to support Master's degree course “Development of Computer Games and Mobile Applications”.
Representatives of India, Iran and Russia have held an online and offline discussion on important issues of logistics cooperation in the context of the North-South Transport Corridor and the development of Russia’s regions.
The youth session has brought together colleagues from Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Russia. The speakers analyzed current scientific topics and shared plans for further development.
Meeting “Scientific and Technical Cooperation of Young Scientists of Caspian Region: Sustainable Development Prospects” will be held on the sidelines of international festival of scientific and technical creativity “Clear Prop!” in Krasnodar.
Participants of yesterday’s working meeting on the preparation and holding of the international scientific event reviewed its preliminary programme.
The issue of creating an association for the promotion of multilateral cooperation in the sphere of science and education in the Black Sea Region was discussed in February 2021 at the meeting of the heads of universities of the Southern and North Caucasian Federal Districts of Russia.
The rector of Astrakhan State University is participating in forum “Universities and Development of Geostrategic Territories of Russia”, being held at North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk.
The international event was dedicated to the topic “The Women’s Image in the Era of Digitalization. Social Policy, Science & Practice”.
Dear ladies — female students, professors and employees of Astrakhan State University! On behalf of all the men of our university and on my own behalf, I cordially congratulate you on International Women's Day!
Lecture “Cooperation with CIS Countries: Historical Memory and Common Heritage” was held at the ASU Boiling Point Centre, bringing together both the university students and representatives of social organizations.
Today, Astrakhan State University has held discussion platform “Promotion of the Russian Language and Russian-Language Media Abroad”, involving the representatives of Rossotrudnichestvo.
On March 4, representatives of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation, headed by Head of the agency Yevgeny Primakov, paid a visit to ASU.
Representatives of Astrakhan State University discussed prospects for joint work with colleagues from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation and the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.
Rector of Astrakhan State University Konstantin Markelov presented this proposal at the meeting with Consul-General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Astrakhan Mehdi Akuchekian.
Head of the Department “The UNESCO Chair “The Learning Society and Human Sustainable Development” Irina Tarasova presented a programme of measures to implement the strategy of the unit’s activities for 2021–2025 to the members of the Academic Council.
The rector of Astrakhan State University and head of the Department of UNESCO Chair “Learning Society and Human Sustainable Development” sent his greetings on the International Mother Language Day, declared by the UNESCO General Conference and celebrated on February 21, to his colleagues.
Head of Department “UNESCO Chair of Learning Society and Human Sustainable Development” of Astrakhan State University Irina Tarasova joined the team of professors and experts of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation that engage in the implementation of federal targeted programme “Socioeconomic Development of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol until 2024”.
On February 8, members of the partner universities kicked start to implementation of PICASP, an Erasmus+ project. The first kick-off meeting, held online, involved participants from Azerbaijan, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Poland and Russia.
Visions of Kindness, an art work contest under the aegis of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO Affairs, has been launched. It is organized by the Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center. Our region is being represented by students and professors of the Faculty of Architecture & Design and Faculty of Pedagogical Education, Art, Service & Culture of Astrakhan State University and of the Astrakhan Art School named after P.A. Vlasov.
Discussions took place within the 12th international scientific and applied seminar “Dialogue of Civilizations and Intercultural Cooperation”, organized by Moscow Pedagogical State University under support of the Secretariat of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO Affairs, Eurasian Association of Pedagogical Universities and Nationalities Affairs Council under the Moscow Government.
The UNESCO Chair of Russian University of Transport organized an international conference, dedicated to the role of transport science and education in the social and ethic policy. The videoconference dialogue involves experts of large organizations and universities of nine countries — Belarus, Germany, India, Kazakhstan, China, Russia, USA, Ukraine and France. The ASU rector is also among the speakers of the conference.
Dear friends! On November 16, 1945 the United Nations founded one of its agencies — the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The competition is timed to the International Day of University Sport, established by UNESCO and the International University Sports Federation upon the initiative of the University Sports Union of Russia.
With the celebration coming up, MA students and staff members of the ASU Caspian Higher School of Interpreting & Translation held the first mock conference of this academic year.
The Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO is ready to consider Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University as one of the venues for the 2022 Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, announced Commission Executive Secretary Grigory Ordzhonikidze during his visit to the university.
June 5 saw an online round-table “Cooperation of UNESCO Chairs for Strategic Planning and Sustainable Development”. The meeting involved representatives of the Russian Academy of Sciences, State Duma of Russia, HEIs and scientific and educational institutions of more than 40 cities, including Kazan, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ufa, Yakutsk and Vilnius.
This day is also called African Freedom Day and is dedicated to the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organization of African Unity, which was founded by 30 African leaders on 25 May 1963 in Addis Ababa. Upon the UN decision, May 24 was declared African Liberation Day and has been celebrated upon the UNESCO initiative.
Within the framework of the United Nations Educational Initiative, schoolchildren of different countries make short videos on organization of their learning process during self-isolation and their desire for returning to the traditional school.
World Poetry Day is celebrated every year on 21 March. The decision to proclaim this holiday was made by UNESCO in 1999 at the 30th session of the Paris General Conference. On this day, Astrakhan State University held a flash mob called “Poetry unites” in its social networks.
Yuri Olyunin, Consultant of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, told Astrakhan journalists about the role of international organizations in promotion of marine sciences and research in the Caspian Sea and the importance to create a regional commission.
Today, on November 29, a meeting of the Coordination Committee of UNESCO Chairs in Russia was held in the Vyatskoe village, Yaroslavl region. Konstantin Markelov attended the meeting as the head of the UNESCO Chair “The Learning Society and Human Sustainable Development” of ASU.
On March 6-7, Kazan hosted the 6th All-Russian Congress of UNESCO Chairs. Konstantin Markelov attended the event and presented his report on the experience and development prospects of the UNESCO Chair of ASU.
Prolongation of the just signed agreement results from efficient activities that Astrakhan State University performs in the field of cooperation in the educational and research space of the Caspian Region, formation of the regional system of continuing education, and development of social partnership.
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