The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has signed an agreement to establish a UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights with the Università Europea di Roma and Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum.
The two universities, in cooperation with UNESCO, have established this UNESCO Chair at the Bioethics and Human Rights Institute.
The UNESCO Chair offers a university framework of reflection and study, providing information and fostering the application of bioethical principles in science, medicine and new technologies based on the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights.
This UNESCO Chair will encourage a wide exchange of ideas and allow for sharing of experiences through dialogue among international institutions of higher education especially with developing countries.
Our UNITWIN privileged partners are Universidade Agostinho Neto (Luanda, Angola) and Universidad Anáhuac (Mexico City).
Through integral education, research and information, it will contribute toward the recognition and promotion of a global and integral vision of bioethics, bringing to light universal values and principles as well as social and legal implications in relation to human rights.
Supported by academics and university professors, our UNESCO Chair will offer academic degrees in bioethics and human rights, promote and conduct interdisciplinary research projects on new questions related to biomedicine and bio-law by becoming a forum of reflection, dialogue and debate.
Main areas of interest include:
• Bioethics, Multiculturalism and Religions
• Bioethics & Mass Media
• Bioethics Global Art
• The Ethics of Nanotechnologies
• Dignity and Equality in Women’s Health Issues
• Bioethics and Human Ecology
• Observatory of Bioethics