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 professorship 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 professorship 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 University of Turku begins the creation of a method for introducing futures work to developing countries in co-operation with UNESCO and the other agreement partners involved. Eight universities from, for example, Namibia, Peru, China, the United States and Germany, have already signed up as partners in co-operation.

The aims of the four-year professorship also include preparation for the new UniTwin university network project for UNESCO. 





 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