On July 2009, UNESCO signed an agreement to establish a UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights with two Roman universities, Università Europea di Roma and Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum. The UNESCO Chair offers a university framework of reflection and study, providing information and fostering the application of bioethical principles in science, medicine and new technologies based on the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights. There are presently 13 UNESCO Chairs in the field of Bioethics.
The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Program was conceived as a way to advance research, training and program development in higher education by building university networks and encouraging inter-university cooperation through transfer of knowledge across borders. Our UNITWIN privileged partners are Universidade Agostinho Neto (Luanda, Angola) and Universidad Anahuac (Mexico City).
Through integral education, research and information, it will contribute toward the recognition and promotion of a global and integral vision of bioethics, bringing to light universal values and principles as well as social and legal implications in relation to human rights. By creating a community of persons who are interested in these values, we seek to promote cultural dialogue and encounters in a spirit of solidarity. We seek to shed new light on these issues. with a creative and positive approach.
The UNESCO Chair offers a university framework of reflection and study, providing information and fostering the application of bioethical principles in science, medicine and new technologies based on the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights.
This UNESCO Chair will encourage a wide exchange of ideas and allow for sharing of experiences through dialogue among international institutions of higher education especially with developing countries.
Supported by academics and university professors, our UNESCO Chair will offer academic degrees in bioethics and human rights, promote and conduct interdisciplinary research projects on new questions related to biomedicine and bio-law by becoming a forum of reflection, dialogue and debate.
You are invited to visit our UNESCO Chair link at the UNESCO website.
Main areas of interest include: Neurobioethics Bioethics, Multiculturalism and Religions Bioethics & Mass Media Bioethics Global Art Dignity and Equality in Women’s Health The Ethics of Nanotechnologies Bioethics and Human Ecology Observatory of Bioethics
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