Iran, Teheran (Allameh Tabataba’i University)
UNESCO Chair on Communication of Science and Technology
Description and Mandate of the Chair
The UNESCO Chair on Communication of Science and Technology (UCCST) was inaugurated on 16 May 2018 with the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between Allameh Tabatabai University and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at ATU Faculty of Communication Sciences.
Communication of Science and Technology is the basis for establishing and strengthening communications between scientists, professionals, and society in various fields of science and technology, from journalism and media production to science and technology policy-making and organizing the institutional communications in academic institutes. Pursuant to Article 1 of the Memorandum of Understanding, Allameh Tabatabai University was designated as the host institution for the UNESCO Chair on Communication of Science and Technology.
Dr Hadi Khaniki, Professor of Communication Science at ATU Faculty of Communication Sciences, will be the Chair holder for a period of 4 years.
The UNESCO Chair on Communication of Science and Technology (UCCST) mainly consists of the following parts:
- Policy Supreme Council
- Planning Council
- Executive Secretary
- Four specialized committees, namely
- The Research Committee
- The Teaching Committee
- The Publication and Information Committee
- The Communications and International Relations Committee
All chair activities are carried out through these specialized committees and under the supervision and approval of the Planning Council.
(UNESCO No. 2018IR1265)
(Ver. PBe 03-2023)
Prof. Hadi Khaniki, Ph.D.
Prof. Ali Asghar Kia
Chairholder, UNESCO Chair on Communication of Science and Technology
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Allameh Tabataba’i University