Spain, Madrid (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)

Cátedra UNESCO de Investigación en Comunicación
(UNESCO Chair on Communication Research)


Description and Mandate of the Chair

The UNESCO Chair on Communication Research, promoted by Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, is committed to high level research and teaching in communication and is directly linked to the main priorities of UNESCO. Our Chair directly connects to one of the major mission statements of UNESCO, which is the promotion of intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, and communication and information.

The UNESCO Chair on Communication Research was born, therefore, to be committed to service and collaboration. Service being to the community of researchers, both within our borders, and looking first to the south, then across the Atlantic, and then north. It is our opinion that collaboration through knowledge and innovation can only occur from the active participation and combined efforts.

The Chair is located at the Campus of Fuenlabrada, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid.

Chair’s seminars

This one of the ways in which the Chair intends to project its activities throughout time and especially during the academic year. The Seminars on Communication Studies are especially designed to discuss cutting-edge subjects, such as mobile information and ICT dissemination, influence of new Web 2.0 tools (e.g. blogs, social networks platforms), ICT appropriation.

Academic activities 

One of the Chair´s goals is to establish contacts and partnerships with universities and research centers. To this end, we have established partnerships with several Official Masters held at the School of Communication Sciences, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, which are privileged platforms for internationalization, through mobility of students and teachers. All these Official Masters are accredited by National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (Aneca) and adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

–        Master in Communication and Socio-cultural Issues
–        Master in Cultural Journalism and New Trends
–        Master in Film, Television and Interactive Media

Interuniversity Exchanges / Partnerships

The establishment of partnerships with international universities is one of the main objectives of the Chair.

People of the Chair

Director of the Chair:
Mrs. Carmen Caffarel Serra

Coordinator of the Chair:
Mr. Rainer Rubira García

Research Assistant:
Irene Rodríguez Cabezas

(UNESCO No. 971)
(Ver. 06-2021)

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