UNCTAD has been liaising with academia, artists, creative professionals and civil society to build a network to promote international cooperation, strategic alliances, research exchanges and advocacy. Initially, the network will list a number of partner universities and research centers. Gradually, it will become an open collaborative web space, providing a platform for professors, researchers and students to share knowledge and information.
The rationale to categorize the academic institutions is based on the following disciplines:
- Visual arts: painting, sculpture, photography, etc.
- Performing arts: music, theatre, dance, etc.
- Architecture design: architecture, interior, landscape design, etc.
- Fashion design: clothing, accessory, jewellery design, etc.
- Applied design: graphic design, toys design, etc.
- Publishing and printing media: literature, journalism, publishing, adverting, etc.
- Audio-visuals media: film, television, radio and broadcast, etc.
- New media: computer science, video games, computer animation, etc.
- Cultural and creative economy policy studies
- Traditional knowledge and cultural expressions: art craft, antiques, festivals, etc.
- Heritage: monument and historical sites, museum, library, etc.
- Business School: Cultural and creative entrepreneurship, art management, etc.
- Science and Technology School: Soft innovation, innovative computer interface, digital services, etc.
- Law School: Intellectual property issues, competition policies, fiscal policies, etc.
- Development studies related to culture and different aspects of the creative economy.
Partners in this network are the institutions which meet the following criteria:
- Having undertaken empirical research and provided education in field related to the creative economy.
- Having cooperated and/or liaising with UNCTAD Creative Economy Programme.
- Having expressed interest in joining and contributing to this academia network.
This initiative is a work in progress, and our intention is to gradually improve and expand the coverage of academic institutions both in terms of the scope of the research and geographic regions. Efforts were made to list academia institutions in both developed and developing countries, as a way to encourage North-South and South-South cooperation in areas of mutual interests. If you would like to join this network, please complete this form