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

Due to the planned research, didactic and organizational activities, the UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair is looking for partners among other UNESCO Chairs.

Chair Team:

  • Ms Urszula Markowska-Manista PhD - acting Chairperson of the UNESCO Janusz Korczk Chair
  • Professor Adam Frączek - founder and longtime Chairperson of the UNESCO Janusz Korczk Chair
  • Assistant Professor: Ms Monika Dominiak-Kochanek PhD
  • Assistant: Ms Dominika Zakrzewska-Olędzka MA (PhD student)
  • Secretary: Ms Aleksandra Niedźwiedzka-Wardak MA

working hours: Monday (remote work or meetings), Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30-16.00

  • Volunteer: Ms Paulina Chmiel-Antoniuk MA (PhD student) (from March 15, 2017 till September 30, 2017)

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Informations about UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair (UNESCO website: Chair no 666)


UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies on Child Development and Well-being
The Maria Grzegorzewska Pedagogical University
Szczęśliwicka Street 40; room no 3607, building C, 6th floor
02-353 Warsaw, Poland
Tel. (48 22) 589-36-00; extension number: 3607 or (secretary's office) 3222;;

Host institution:

The Maria Grzegorzewska Pedagogical University
Szczęśliwicka Street 40
02-353 Warsaw, Poland
Tel. (48 22) 589-36-00; Fax . (48 22) 658-11-18
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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.

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 of the modern world defined by Sustainable Development Goals. Themes and topics of organized events include: sustainable development, cultural diversity, human rights (children’s rights), interculturality, intercultural psychology and pedagogy, as well as modern psychological, pedagogical and sociological challenges.

The UNESCO Chair Team conducts the interdisciplinary research programs, participates in conferences, seminars, debates, study visits (in Poland and abroad) and, since 2006, organizes the International Summer Schools for young academics, PhD Students and practitioners whose activities are connected with children development and well-being issues.

The primary objective of the Chair is to maintain and strenghten the international academic links in the field of interdisciplinary studies on child development and well-being, as well as to develop the international didactic cooperation.

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.


  1. International Janusz Korczak Association

  2. In January 2016, Professor Adam Frączek - The Chairperson of the UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair - and Dean of the Faculty of Education at Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek, Croatia - Professor Damir Matanović - signed a cooperation agreement

  3. At 15 September 2016, Professor Adam Frączek - The Chairperson of the UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair; Professor Stefan Kwiatkowski - His Magnificence Rector of MGPU and MS Barbara Sochal - President of the Polish Janusz Korczak Association - signed a cooperation agreement

This event took place on September 15, 2016 year, during the Opening Ceremony of the 10th - Jubilee -  International UNESCO Summer School. The Polish Janusz Korczak Association was a partner of your this event.  The Letter of Intent is a result of fruitful and long term cooperation between these two institutions and aims to intensify it in the future.

UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair  in Interdisciplinary Studies on Child Development and Well-beingis one of Associated Members of CREAN Network:

"CREAN aims to further enhance the academic field of children's rights as an interdisciplinary field of studies. The network is composed of European higher education institutions that work together to support the development of education, research and outreach activities.

The objectives of CREAN include:

  • Promote attitudes that recognise children as subjects of rights principally as set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • Promote professional ethics that respect children as competent subjects.
  • Promote children’s rights to resources and participation in decision-making.
  • Promote learning between advanced programmes on children’s rights across European universities.
  • Produce innovative knowledge and meet the need of forming human resources within Europe and on an international level.
  • Foster cooperation between universities, public institutions and NGOs working in the field of children’s rights.
To achieve these objectives, the activities undertaken by CREAN include:
  • The organization of conferences and seminars
  • Exchange of information (newsletter) and good practices
  • Promotion of the interests of its members
  • Exchange of students and teachers
  • Events for students and alumni
  • Research and outreach projects
  • Scientific publications"

Informations for CREAN's website