UNESCO Chair in Science Education for Latin America and the Caribbean

UNESCO Chair in Science Education for Latin America and the Caribbean
UNESCO Chair in HE
Year of foundation: 
Member since: 
UNESCO Chair in Science Education for Latin America and the Caribbean
Parent Institution's name (english translation): 
University of Alcalá
Parent Institution's name (original language): 
Universidad de Alcalá


Institutional postal address: 
Edificio Politécnico. Despacho E-305 Campus Universitario. N-II, Km. 33,600. 28805 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)
Alcalá de Henares
Institutional e-mail: 
Institutional phone: 
+34 918856596 / 918854085
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Mission / Vision

El objetivo fundamental de la Universidad de Alcalá es la prestación del servicio público de la educación superior a través de la docencia, de la investigación y de la extensión en nuestro entorno de la mejor cultura de nuestro tiempo.


  • To study and propose models of natural sciences education allowing to improve quality of education and to promote equal opportunities
  • To design and develop postgraduate programmes of study for the training of trainers of teachers of natural sciences
  • To create and promote in the universities the network of specialists in science didactics.
  • To strengthen national capabilities to adapt the teaching programme of sciences to the realities of the country and to cooperate in the development of didactic material for teachers and students.
  • To optimize resources thanks to the use of the bibliography and databases of the concerned institutions.
  • To design communication material to support the dissemination of teaching knowledge and innovations generated within the framework of the project by teachers of natural sciences.
  • To facilitate the exchanges of teachers among the institutions of the concerned areas to allow them to complete their training, to make them know about other education systems and to develop joint projects.


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government