UNESCO Chair in Entrepreneurship

Established in 2010 at the University of Tehran (Islamic Republic of Iran)




The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • Plan and develop academic, and research programs, as well as capacity building activities in the fields of entrepreneurship as an interdisciplinary subject;
  • Provide e-learning and distance education modules
  • Develop curricula and materials tailored to the local conditions of regional countries;
  • Publish an international journal of entrepreneurship, support the publication of other entrepreneurship periodicals, and develop promotional activities;
  • Reinforce networking and create liaison between universities and industry, as well as organize scientific and specialized conferences and symposia on entrepreneurship-related topics tat will develop inert-university relationships and contribute to a common understanding between universities and industry.

Host Institution

The University of Tehran (Iran)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Education, UNESCO Office in Tehran


Professor Nezameddin Faghih, UNESCO Chairholder

Education: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Stochastic Systems), 1980, Surrey University   CV

University of Tehran

16th Street, North Kargar Avenue


E-mail: faghihnezam@ut.ac.ir, faghihnezam@gmail.com

Tel: 021-88337638