On November 25, 2019, representatives of UNESCO Chair on Comparative Studies of Spiritual Traditions, their Specific Cultures and Interreligious Dialogue took part in the opening ceremony of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education Week, which took place at the premises of State University of Aerospace Equipment in St.Petersburg, Russia.
Image: Opening ceremony of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education Week at he premises of State University of Aerospace Equipment, St.Petersburg, Russia
In his introductory talk, Dr. Dimitri Spivak, Director of St.Petersburg Branch of the Russian Institute for Cultural Research, briefed the participants on the guidelines of the 40th Session of the General Conference of UNESCO, which took place at that time in Paris, France, paying special attention to the issues of Inclusion and Mobility in Education, which are high on the agenda of the leading nations of the present-day world.
He also presented some key issues of another global Forum, dedicated to Internet Governance, which opened simultaneously in Berlin, Germany. In this respect, basic principles of internet governance, promoted by UNESCO (ROAM – rights, openness, accessibility, medium-size stakeholders) were regarded, as well as actual issues in intercultural dialogue, related to this realm.
The Week took place from November 25 till November 29, gathering students, academics, as well as representatives of the global internet business community.
The Chair has served as a partner of this important international event.