Focus Areas

  • Projects of Excellence
  • Projects of Excellence - Outreach Projects
  • Capacity Building
  • Office of the Dean of Faculty Development and Leadership
  • Fostering innovations, research and development with a focus on interdisciplinary curricula and inclusive pedagogy.
  • Developing, with illustrative examples, civil society engagement frameworks.
  • Carrying out research, case study documentation and deep immersions.
  • Promoting research culture with inputs into the interdisciplinary doctoral program and facilitating postdoctoral and visiting fellowships and research exchanges.
  • Chair and direct International Research Network Conferences and Seminars and continue to edit Tier 1 and 2 Research Journals.
  • Developing strategic partnerships with UNESCO/UNWTO/UNDP and Institutes of Advanced Studies.
  • Furthering partnership work with UNESCO UNITWIN Professorial Network on Culture, Tourism and Development.
  • Assisting the establishment of a clearing house, Learning Commons (AnantU Library) for demonstration projects with multiplier effect in various interdisciplinary aspects of culture in development.
  • Participating as the Pro bono and Advisory hub for impact projects.

Organising Webinars, Podcasts, Lectures and Symposia titled Heritage Matters, and International Summer and Winter Field Schools.

  • Providing a platform for Faculty and student cohorts through guest lectures, studio workshops, mentoring opportunities, and seminal think-tanks.
  • Delivering an annual international standard Post Graduate Module on Sustainable Heritage Development for the Anant National Fellowship (and PG1 – MUD) and anyone registered internationally by application.
  • Assisting advanced interdisciplinary modules in Research Planning and Civil Society Engagement focussing on Inclusion and Sustainable Heritage Development.
  • Mentor and assist Faculty development on an individual and collective basis in close consultation with the Management.
  • Advocate and promote an interdisciplinary culture.
  • Identify gaps and assist the establishment of Nodal Points that bring together integrated and interdisciplinary approaches across the AnantU academic environment.
  • Mentor the Anant Research Committee (ARC) to achieve its goals of fostering an across the campus research culture; Research Higher Degree Program – MPhil/PhD; and Project Development.
  • Work with management in putting in place systems for the best possible operationalisation of AnantU’s mission.

Strategic Partnerships

  • UNESCO - UNITWIN Network on Tourism Culture and Development
  • International Institute for the Inclusive Museum
  • Tourism & Leisure Studies Research Network
  • Inclusive Museum Research Network
  • Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability Research Network
  • Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Research Network

ICICL AnantU is a Member of the Network. It is a worldwide system of cooperation between universities in the fields of culture, tourism and development. It promotes the concepts, principles and objectives of UNESCO incorporated in its documents of reference (Conventions of 1972, 2003 and 2005 especially, the Convention of Faro 27th October 2005, and closing texts in International Conferences – Stockholm, 1998, Johannesburg, 2001). The Network strives towards a better understanding of nature and the complex ties between tourism, culture and a sustainable development of territories; encouraging a responsible and ethical vision of tourism as a means of sustainable development of territories and enhancing cultural diversity; helping to develop strategies and projects which are environmentally sustainable, socially fair, sensible from a business point of view and with a cultural value; and getting expertise closer to the policy decision-makers to benefit populations, especially those in poverty.

The Network is constantly sharing educational experiences, continuing education and applied research to improve them, also through the use of information technologies. It provides educational modules and tools: data collecting, analyzing and processing through preparation, project management and assessment and online education. It promotes local cooperation through academic mobility, the partnership between cities, supporting training programs and exchanges, especially in the Southern countries. It sets up projects with multiple partnerships. The Network is internationally recognized and acknowledged by a brand of excellence.

The International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (iiiM) promotes cultural democracy in the digital domain. It is a global network of researchers, practitioners and institutes committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through innovative approaches to culture in development. A distributed network of domains with hubs all over the world, this platform enhances constructive engagement with several knowledge communities and promotes a state of the art online research, learning and teaching systems through strategic collaboration with the Common Ground Research Networks.

iiiM fosters discursive crossings between the Global South and North. The iiiM started as the Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human Development, part of the Action Plan of the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity (2001). It has since evolved as a critical frame for addressing the SDGs / Agenda 2030; and the New Urban Agenda Habitat III 2016. The iiiM promotes academic excellence, communities of practice and professionalization of heritage sectors including benchmarking against the UNESCO Hard Law and Soft Law standard setting instruments.

 

Founded in 2015, the Tourism & Leisure Studies Research Network is brought together to explore the economic, cultural and organisational aspects of tourism and leisure. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

 

Founded in 2008, The Inclusive Museum Research Network is brought together by a shared concern for the future role of the museum and how it can become more inclusive. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

 

Founded in 2005, the On Sustainability Research Network is brought together by a common concern for sustainability from a holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic, and social interests intersect. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

 

Founded in 2000, the Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Research Network is brought together by a shared interest in human differences and diversity, and their varied manifestations in organisations, communities, and nations. We aim to traverse a broad terrain, sometimes technically and other times socially oriented, sometimes theoretical and other times practical in their perspective, and sometimes reflecting dispassionate analysis while at other times suggesting interested strategies for action. Our aim is to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

ICICL Team

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Webinar series Heritage Matters

  • Heritage Matters Webinar series