UNESCO Chair in Arts and Culture in Education

The UNESCO Chair in Arts and Culture in Education is located in Nürnberg, Germany and hosted by Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

It was established in 2011 and has ever since been particularly involved in national and international research in the field of cultural education.

In 2019 Prof. Dr. Benjamin Jörissen succeeded Prof. Dr. Eckart Liebau as chair holder, who had held the chair since its inception.

As a Chair we aim to achieve and work towards two main strategic goals:

  1. Deepen the research approach on the issue of  “aesthetic education” within the scope of the broader field of arts education (respectively cultural education), while at the same time 
  2. Fostering global research dialogues and collaborations to contribute to the enhancement of quality arts education research worldwide.

The basis for achieving these goals is an intensive collaboration with other scientists in international networks, like the ENO and the UNITWIN (University Twinning and Networking Arts Education research for Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development), who offer an open and quality-oriented global research context.