Iran, Teheran (University of Teheran)

UNESCO Chair on Cyberspace and Culture: Dual-Spacization of the World

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Description and Mandate of the Chair

The UNESCO Chair of Cyberspace and Culture: Dual-Spacization of the World is focused on education and research on various aspect of cyberspace studies. Hence, this project defines courses in both BA and MA levels at Faculty of World Studies and Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Tehran. In addition, online courses are proposed in case international students want to join the program virtually. Doing research projects on cyberspace with a dual spacized paradigm is our second focus.

The UNESCO Chair of Cyberspace and Culture (UCCC) regularly organizes various events including conferences, seminars, workshops, and lectures on different aspect of cyber studies. Our latest seminar was the 5th in our annual Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Seminar series, that was held in Oct 2022 with the theme of Nurturing Trust for Media and Information Literacy.

In addition to publishing monographs, reports, and books in Persian, the Chair also publishes Journal of Cyberspace Studies in English with Tehran University Press. The journal is platinum open access, and welcomes international submissions.

Here, having in mind the unique nature of our dual globalized environment, we study political, cultural, economic, and global aspects of the new world by our new concepts such as virtual time, virtual work, de-centralization of productions, distributions and consumption, etc. to illustrate how issues like poverty, education, and mutual understanding could be worked through.

Over the last few years large volumes of studies with this theoretical framework have been carried out both in Iranian and global contexts which culminated in continuous rectification of the theory and generated new trends in studying cyberspace.

Now, the UCCC under the close supervision of Prof. Saied Reza Ameli, gives a new dimension to this subject and studies of Iranian and international cyberspace with a dual-spacized view.

(UNESCO No. 1107)
(Ver. 12-2022)

 

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