UNESCO Network Chair MU


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is known as the “intellectual” agency of the United Nations, created in 1945, after two World Wars, with a firm belief that peace can be established only through humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity.
UNESCO strives to build networks amongst nations by mobilizing for quality education access, intercultural understanding, scientific cooperation and protection of human dignity.

About UNESCO Chairs & UNITWIN Network

Launched in 1992, the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme promotes international inter-university cooperation and networking to enhance the institutional capacities through knowledge sharing and collaborative work. The programme supports the establishment of UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks related to UNESCO’s key priority areas viz. Education, the natural and social sciences, culture and communication.

Through this network, higher education and research institutions all over the globe pool their resources, both human and material, to address pressing challenges and contribute to the development of their societies. In many instances, the networks and chairs serve as think tanks and bridge builders between academia, civil society, local communities, research and policy-making. They have proven useful in informing policy decisions, establishing new teaching initiatives, generating innovation through research and contributing to the enrichment of existing university programmes while promoting cultural diversity.

UNESCO Chair, Moscow

The “UNESCO Chair on Global Problems and Emerging Social and Ethical Challenges for Large Cities and their Populations” is operative at Faculty of Global Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Moscow, Russian Federation since 2010, with Dr. Yuri Sayamov as its Chairholder.

About Mandsaur University

Mandsaur University is one of the premier institutions in the diverse fields of Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Fashion Design, Tourism Management etc. With over 20-years of record of excellence in education at MIT. This year, the University has added another proud feather in its cap by being approved for establishing the UNESCO Network Chair, in affiliation with the UNESCO Chair at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow to work in the fields of Education, Ethics, Entrepreneurship and Empowerment (4Es) with the objectives as follows:
• To establish and strengthen the cooperation between the network of Moscow State University and Mandsaur University in order to implement a postgraduate programme which will be carried out in close collaboration with research programmes and action plans specific to each context.
• To support a fast and effective knowledge transfer on the university /company interactions within the framework of Communitarian actions for human development, integrating the various local actors and taking into account their cultural and ethnic diversity.

Network, UNESCO Chair, Mandsaur

Mandsaur University has the proud privilege of being chosen for establishing a Network, UNESCO Chair under an agreement with the UNESCO Chair, Moscow, which was signed on 1st August 2016 and approved by Prof. Ilya V. Ilyin, Dean, Faculty of Global Studies, MSU and Er. Narendra Nahata, Chancellor, Mandsaur University. The Network Chair is dedicated to work on knowledge creation and research in the fields of Education, Ethics, Entrepreneurship and Empowerment (4Es)


Within six months of its establishment, the Network Chair organized a grand event at its Campus in the form of “International Conference on Empowerment through Education, Ethics & Entrepreneurship – The Next Agenda for BRICS” (IC-4E) on 3rd & 4th February 2017 in cooperation with UNESCO Chair, Moscow State University and Mandsaur University. Prof. Olga G. Leonova, Deputy Chairman, Department of Globalistics, Lomonosov Moscow State University attended the event as Chief Guest and also inaugurated the Network Chair Office.

Prof. Jagdish Khatri, BE (Mech), MBA, PhD; with over 41 years of experience in the industry, academics and training were appointed as Network Chair holder. Along with this assignment, Prof. Khatri will also handle responsibilities as Director-Business Management & International Affairs at Mandsaur University.