Creation of the Chair
The Rector of the University of Deusto, Mr. Jesús María Eguíluz Ortúzar, and the CEO of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Mr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza, on March 7 In 1994, at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, they signed an agreement for the creation, at the University of Deusto, of a UNESCO Chair in Human Resources for Latin America. UNESCO Chairs present an innovative approach in favor of knowledge transfer.Through this program, UNESCO recognizes the essential role of higher education in the modern world, where socio-economic development demands more and more knowledge and an increasing formation of human capital.
The creation of this Chair at the University of Deusto was born as a result of the Symposium on this subject that took place at this university from March 8 to 10, 1993, with the participation of 19 Ibero-American and 4 European universities, and its primary objective is to to promote an integrated research, training and information and documentation system. In UNESCO's view, this project can be an instrument for the sustained development of Latin America, in addition to constituting an important basis for technology transfer. Likewise, the rapid and efficient transfer of knowledge and support for institutional development in higher education - key elements of UNESCO Chairs - are fundamental elements of this project.