Welcome to the UNESCO Chair on Science and Innovation Policies
The Chair’s long-term objective is to provide policy makers and entrepreneurs in the Region with the necessary tools to consistently and effectively create solutions for the most complex challenges.
We endeavor to ensure that benefits from new technological developments will benefit all, and that policy makers and entrepreneurs in the Region will acquire management skills that allow them to take part in international cooperation projects and to the global dialogue on science and innovation policies, at large.
We offer graduate students in science and innovation policy the opportunity to reconceptualize their future. They will be taught to see futures as multiple and open, with many possible outcomes requiring their participation. Students will be empowered to observe emerging issues, evaluate differing cultural and disciplinary perspectives, then envision and facilitate preferred futures.
For that matter, we aim to have students specify, clarify, challenge, and expand their own, and society’s images of the future, develop their ideas about preferred forms of science governance and innovation management, and to introduce them to dominant present theories of societal stability and change, methods of forecasting social change and stability, emerging issues analysis, and methods of designing public policies and for working with Big Data.