UNESCO Chair in Learning Society and Futures of Education

Futures Researcher Markku Wilenius Appointed in the UNESCO Professorship

The University of Turku has been granted a Chair by UNESCO with the aim of making use of tools of futures research to eradicate poverty and increase well-being in the developing countries. Professor of Futures Studies Markku Wilenius has been appointed to the position.

The Chair is granted by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation UNESCO. The aim of the professorship is to support futures work in the developing countries. The implementation of the Chair agenda is carried out through research, education and development activities focusing on global capacity building for futures thinking (or futures literacy). The work is done in co-operation with UNESCO and other agreement partners and networks.

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 Contact information:


Markku Wilenius
Ph.D., Professor
Adjunct Professor 
Tel. +358 50 592 9121

Laura Pouru 
M.Soc.Sc., Project Manager 
Tel. +358 50 3290 711