Mobilities, Transitions, Transformations


UCL Institute of Education, University College London,

UK. UNESCO Chair of Intercultural Education

Jagdish Gundara holds the UNESCO Chair in International Studies and Teacher Education and is Emeritus Professor of Education at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London. In this capacity he has been the Director of the International Centre for Intercultural Studies at the Institute of Education since 1979. He is the founding member and the current President of the International Association of Intercultural Education. He was a Commissioner on the Commission for Racial Equality until its closure in August 2007, a member of the UK UNESCO Commission until 2011, and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of UNICEF UK. His research interests include curriculum studies; development studies; comparative education; citizenship and human rights education; intercultural conflict, dialogue and understandings; multilingualism and asylum and refugee issues. He has directed and co-ordinated a number of personal and funded research projects in the above fields and has organised major international conferences and seminars. Jagdish Gundara has been a keynote speaker, chaired sessions and organised workshops for institutions such as the European Union, the Council of Europe, UNICEF, UNESCO, the Commonwealth Ministers of Education and major universities and professional associations.
He is the author of Interculturalism, Education and Inclusion and co-editor of Intercultural Social Policy in Europe and has published extensively in the fields of human rights and education in multicultural studies. He is on the editorial boards of the Intercultural Education and Multicultural Education Review.