2019-11-27 19:52:00

Proclamation of the International Day of Mathematics

The 40th Session of the UNESCO General Conference has proclaimed the date of March 14th as International Day of Mathematics to hightlight the important role that Mathematical sciences play in the understanding of major societal and planetary challenges such as climate change, reversing biodiversity loss, counteracting sea level rise, and forecasting population growth worldwide and associated food needs. 

The purpose of this day is to provide an annual focus for the continuous assessment of the central role of mathematics in people's lives.


It will forge new links between researchers, citizens, senior officials, industry leaders and non-governmental organizations. It will also rise the profile of women in science, particularly in the field of Mathematics. With the help of this International Day we should focus on triggering interest among girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

This day will ensure a lasting follow-up to the achievements of World Matematical Year (2000).

Mathematical sciences are vital to addressing challenges in areas such as artificial intelligence, climate change, energy and sustainable development, and to improving the quality of life in both the developed and the developing worlds.


The applications of mathematical sciences are also vital for advances in all types of engineering and computer sciences, while responding to the growing needs of automation and providing access to information via the Internet for the wellbeing of society. 

The UNESCO acknowledges the driving role of the International Mathematical Union in the conception of an international day of mathematics, as well as in the organization and mobilization of partners around this day.


Intersections - Video Conference

Intersections - Video Conference


Intersections: Thinking Together on how Heritage can Serve Sustainability and Regional Development is an International exchange with experts from the "Global South" - organised by the UNESCO Chair on Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainability at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Kőszeg, Institute for Social and European Studies Foundation and the University of Pannonia. 

6th UNESCO Most Winter School

6th UNESCO Most Winter School


A New Space Odyssey: Creating Livable Spaces for Social cohesion, Change and Adaptation in Critical Times

26th February – 1st March 2024 (Kőszeg, Hungary)

Organized by iASK in cooperation with the UNESCO Chair for Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainability, Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK) and the University of Pannonia