Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development


Established in 2012 at the University of Hildesheim (Germany)


Comparative cultural policy research.


The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • carry out research to broaden knowledge on the existing nexus of cultural policy, the arts and development processes;
  • contribute to capacity-building efforts through the development of a postgraduate programme, as well as the organization of summer schools programmes and, possibly, scholarships; and,
  • foster international partnerships and other collaborations; and,
  • facilitate the exchange of information on cultural governance initiatives, in particular in relation to cultural policy and development cooperation, among experts, decision and policy-makers, relevant NGOs and civil society organizations.

Host Institution

The University of Hildesheim (Germany)

UNESCO Chair's website

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network



Prof. Dr Wolfgang Schneider, UNESCO Chairholder