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The UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair was established in October 2004, under the agreement concluded between the UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and The Maria Grzegorzewska University  in Warsaw.


UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair 
in Interdisciplinary Studies on Child Development and Well-being

Chairperson: Professor Adam Frączek

Assistant Professor & Scientific Secretary: Ms Urszula Markowska-Manista PhD

Assistant Professor: Ms Monika Dominiak-Kochanek PhD

Assistant: Ms Dominika Zakrzewska-Olędzka MA (PhD student)

Secretary: Ms Aleksandra Niedźwiedzka-Wardak MA

UNESCO Chair - presentation

Address:
The Maria Grzegorzewska University
Szczęśliwicka Street 40; room no 3607, building C, 6th floor
02-353 Warsaw, Poland
unescochair@aps.edu.pl; adamfra35@gmail.com; umarkowska@aps.edu.pl

Host institution:
The Maria Grzegorzewska University
Szczęśliwicka Street 40
02-353 Warsaw, Poland
Tel. (48 22) 589-36-00; Fax . (48 22) 658-11-18
e-mail : aps@aps.edu.pl; www.aps.edu.pl

The UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme was established in 1992. The main objective of the program is to develop partnership and cooperation by building university networks and encouraging inter-university cooperation through the transfer of knowledge across borders.
UNESCO/Janusz Korczak Chair in Social Pedagogy was established in 2004 as a result of agreements signed by the Director General of UNESCO and  H.E. Rector of The Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education.
The name of the Chair was changed to:

UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair  in Interdisciplinary Studies on Child Development and Well-being.

The new name better shows the nature of the research and activities conducted by the Chair.
The primary objective of the Chair is to maintain and strengthen the academic links in the field of interdisciplinary studies on child development and well-being.

All of the Chair’s activities are aligned with UNESCO’s priorities in relation to humanities and social sciences. We undertake actions, which respond to the challenges present in the modern world and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Themes and topics of organized events include: sustainable development, cultural diversity, human rights (children’s rights), interculturality and intercultural education, as well as modern psychological, pedagogical and sociological challenges.

The UNESCO Chair conducts the research programs, participates in conferences, seminars, debates, study visits and, since 2006, organizes the International Summer Schools.

Interdisciplinary, international and intercultural activities of the UNESCO/ Janusz Korczak Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies on Child Development and Wellbeing at the Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw

In January 2016 The UNESCO / Janusz Korczak Chair curator - prof. Adam Frączek and Dean of the Faculty of Education at J.J. Strossmayer University in Osijek, Croatia - signed a cooperation agreement.

The content of the agreement