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.


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

27th International Summer University

27th International Summer University


The event is organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK), in cooperation with the Institute for Social and European Studies (ISES Foundation), the University of Pannonia, the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Heritage and Sustainability in Kőszeg under the patronage of the Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO.

Title: Game of Thrones between East and West - Understanding the New Cultural, Political and Economic Realities

Date: 27th June – 1st July 2022 (Online from Kőszeg, Hungary)

Application deadline: June 12, 2022