The PEACE Programme: a Unique Interuniversity Cooperation Network
Dr. Dumitru Chitoran (Bucharest), Faculty Dean and Vice Rector of the University.
The 7th International PEACE Conference on Academic Cooperation and the Palestinian Universities will be held in Barcelona on 22-23 November 2010, jointly with the 8th session of the General Assembly of PEACE. It will be held just before the 5th International Conference on Higher Education, organized by GUNI, thus allowing participants to attend both events. With this event, PEACE will continue promoting its work of opening the Palestinian Universities to the International scenario, in order to improve the quality of education of the Palestinian population and to spread the demand for better living conditions.
About the author
Dr. Dumitru Chitoran was Professor, Faculty Dean and Vice Rector of the University of Bucharest before joining UNESCO’s European Centre for Higher Education (CEPES) located in Bucharest. In 1989 he was transferred to the UNESCO Secretariat in Paris, as Chief of the Higher Education Section. He had responsibilities for several UNESCO activities and initiatives related to higher education: the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme, the preparation of the World Conference on Higher Education (Paris, July 1998) the World Forum of UNESCO Chairs (2001), etc.
He has helped set up the network of European universities committed to promoting academic cooperation with the Palestinian universities known as the PEACE Programme and continues to be an advisor of the PEACE Programme Office at UNESCO.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010