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Press and Media

Welcome to the Press and Media area of our website.

Any correspondence regarding press and media should be directed towards our Communications Co-ordinator, James Dillon.

Press Releases

Data on Maternal Mental Health Issues Key to Securing Positive Education Outcomes

23 January 2014

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UNESCO Centre to Launch New Blog on Education, Rights and Peacebuilding

7 November 2013
UNESCO Centre Communications Coordinator James Dillon introduces the new UNESCO Centre Blog, dedicated to bringing forward some of the freshest thinking on educational issues at a local and international level, which will be launched by the Centre in November.
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Ireland’s UNESCO Chairs Celebrate Partnership on United Nations Day

24 October 2013
On United Nations Day, Ireland’s two UNESCO Chairs, Professor Alan Smith of the University of Ulster, and Professor Pat Dolan of the National University of Ireland, Galway celebrate the progress and achievements of their partnership through the UNESCO Chairs UNITWIN Programme.
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Notes to Editors

  1. The UNESCO Centre, based in the School of Education at the University of Ulster, was founded in 2001 and has, over the last decade, engaged in research, development and teaching in the areas of: Children and Youth; Education and Conflict; and International Development.
  2. The UNESCO Chair, held by Professor Alan Smith, was formally established in 1999 has a programme of work in Education for Pluralism, Human Rights and Democracy.
  3. As members of the UNESCO international education network, UNESCO Chair holders are encouraged to act as “bridge builders” by establishing and sustaining dynamic links between the academic world, civil society, local communities and policy makers.
  4. UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilisations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. UNESCO’s mission is to:
    “contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information”.
  5. The UNESCO Centre at the University of Ulster aims to provide research on children and young people, education and conflict and international development that impacts debate locally and globally, contributing to a greater determination to enshrine the principles of education for Pluralism, Human Rights and Democracy around the world.

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Press and Media Enquiries

Please direct enquiries regarding press and media to:

James Dillon


Communications Co‑ordinator


School of Education
University of Ulster
Co Londonderry
BT52 1SA
Northern Ireland


+44 (0)28 7012 4190