The University Twinning and Networking (UNITWIN) program was established in 1992 at the 26th session of UNESCO General Conference with the aim of building the capacities of higher education and research institutions through exchanging and sharing knowledge.
UNESCO appoints host institutions in multidisciplinary areas to offer a collaboration platform within partner universities in training, research, and exchange of academics.
In 2015, Sookmyung Women’s University of Korea created an International Network and invited universities, NGOs, and cooperation agencies around the world. The International Network aims at promoting women’s empowerment through ICT skills and leadership education towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Host Institution of 2017 UNESCO-UNITWIN Program:
Asia Pacific Women’s Information Network Center (APWINC)
Asia Pacific Women’s Information Network Center (APWINC) was established in November 1996 as an affiliated international development organization of Sookmyung Women’s University (SMU) to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment through Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
As a global institution specialized in gender and ICT, APWINC has conducted numerous researches, surveys, trainings, and workshops in collaboration with various national and international organizations which encompass private, public, and academic sectors.