The UNESCO chair on Human Rights and Democracy of YSLU was founded on September 1, 2001. In 2007 the chair was renamed “The UNESCO chair on Human Rights, Democracy and European Studies”.
The chair is actualizing its educational-scientific activities within the faculty of Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, providing education of the subjects related to the following specializations: Political Science, Area Studies, International Relations and European Studies, and taught in the faculties of Linguistics and Intercultural Communication; Foreign Languages; Russian Language, Literature and Foreign Languages and in Magistracy.
The most important spheres of activities of the UNESCO Chair on Human Rights, Democracy and European Studies are the Master's departments of International Relations and European Studies of the YSLU, where the chair coordinates the teaching of the subjects of International Relations and European Studies specializations focusing on the formation and development of the theoretical and practical skills of graduates.
Having been founded by UNESCO, the chair gives an important and unique place to the fulfillment of courses and events devoted to Human Rights, Democracy and Civic Education.
Together with the daily work with students the chair pays a great attention to the periodical modernization and compliance of the taught subjects to the demands of time and the given sphere of specialization. The chair continually prepares lecture programs and methodical guidelines and organizes various meetings with specialists of Political Science, Human Rights and European Studies, as well as with representatives of international organizations for students.
Furthermore, from time to time the UNESCO chair on Human Rights, Democracy and European Studies organizes scientific conferences, discussions, seminars and round tables during which current issues and problems dealing with the educational-scientific sphere of the chair are discussed.