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.
In 2004-2018, Alexander Pavlovich Lunev, D.Sc. in Economics, Full Professor, headed our UNESCO Chair.
Since 2018, Konstantin Alexeevich Markelov, PhD in Economics, Acting Rector of Astrakhan State University, has been heading this Chair.
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.
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