Rovira I Virgili University - Chairs For The Promotion of Knowledge Extension and Reflexion On Social Problems

Chairs For The Promotion of Knowledge Extension and Reflexion On Social Problems

  • UNESCO Chair for Intercultural Dialogue in the Mediterranean

Set up by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the Rovira i Virgili University, the UNESCO Chair for Intercultural Dialogue in the Mediterranean aims to promote an integrated system of activities involving research, training, information and documentation in the field of intercultural and interreligious dialogue in the Mediterranean.

  • Chair for Science and Humanism

The Chair for Science and Humanism was set up to drive, promote and spread the values of science in society from a humanistic perspective and increase their social visibility: that is to say, the aim of the Chair is to generalize and socialize knowledge in this area.

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