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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – UNESCO – has signed an agreement with the European University of Rome and the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, establishing a UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights.

The Chair belongs to the Institute of Bioethics and Human Rights, supported by the School of Bioethics of the Regina Apostolorum and the Faculty of Law at the European University of Rome.

The chair promotes a broad exchange of ideas and experience-sharing through dialogue among higher education institutions from different countries, especially in the developing countries.

Our direct partners (UNITWIN) are the Universidade Agostinho Neto (Luanda, Angola) and the Universidad Anàhuac (Mexico City, Mexico).

The UNESCO Chair establishes a space for reflection, study and information on the application of the principles of bioethics in science, medicine and new technologies, in light of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights UNESCO. Through comprehensive training, research and information, the Chair aims to contribute to the recognition and promotion of a comprehensive and integral vision of bioethics, bringing to light the values and the universal principles and their legal implications with regard to human rights.

The main areas of interest of the Chair are the following:

  • Neurobioethics
  • Bioethics, Multiculturalism and Religion
  • Bioethics & Mass Media
  • Bioethics and Art
  • Ethics of Nanotechnology
  • Dignity and equity in women’s health
  • Bioethics and Human Ecology
  • Bioethics Observatory
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