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Former Council Members

May 2004 - May 2010


  • Prof. Sheikha Abdulla Al-Misnad
    Qatar
    President, Qatar University

  • Prof. Lidia R. Arthur Brito
    Mozambique
    Director, Division of Science Policy and Sustainable Development, Natural Science Sector, UNESCO

  • Mr. Jayantha Dhanapala
    Sri Lanka
    Former Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations, New York; former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva

  • Prof. Gloria Cristina Flórez
    Peru
    Professor, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

  • Dr. Eduardo Carrega Marçal Grilo
    Portugal
    Trustee, Gulbenkian Foundation; former Minister of Education of Portugal

  • Dr. Ji Fusheng
    China
    Independent Consultant; Former Counselor, Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations

  • Prof. Marju Lauristin
    Estonia
    Professor of Social Communication, Tartu University; former Minister of Social Affairs, Estonia

  • Prof. Andrei Marga
    Romania
    Professor of Contemporary Philosophy and Logic; former Rector, Babeş-Bolyai University

  • Dr. Otto S. R. Ongkosongo
    Indonesia
    Geologist and Research Professor, Research Center for Oceanography, Indonesian Institute of Sciences

  • Prof. Akilagpa Sawyerr
    Ghana
    Former Secretary-General, Association of African Universities; former Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Law, University of Ghana

  • Ambassador Terusuke Terada
    Japan
    President, Foreign Press Center/Japan; former Ambassador of Japan to Mexico, Belize, and Republic of Korea

  • Prof. Hebe Maria Cristina Vessuri
    Venezuela
    Head and Senior Researcher, Department of Science Studies, Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research

  • Prof. David Ward
    United States
    Consultant, American Council on Education; Former President, American Council on Education

  • Prof. Alison Wolf
    United Kingdom
    Professor of Management and Professional Development, King’s College London, University of London


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May 2001 - May 2007


  • Prof. Peter H. Katjavivi
    Namibia
    Ambassador of Namibia in Germany

  • Prof. Rafaa Ben Achour
    Tunisia
    Prof., King Saud University, Faculty if Administrative Science, Department of Law

  • H. E. Dr. Ahmad Jalali
    Iran
    Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the Islamic Republic of Iran to UNESCO

  • Prof. José Raymundo Martins Roméo
    Brazil
    Rector, Colegio do Brazil

  • Dr. Dorothy L. Njeuma
    Cameroon
    Rector, University of Yaounde I

  • Prof. Jocelyne Perard
    France
    Prof., Centre de Recherches de Climatologie, Universite de Bourgogne-UMR CNRS

  • Prof. Dr. Dagmar Schipanski
    Germany
    Minister, Thurigian Ministry for Science, Research and Art

  • Prof. Vappu Taipale
    Finland
    Prof., Director-General, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health (STAKES)

  • Dr. Juan Vela Valdés
    Cuba
    Minister of Higher Education; Rector, Universidad de la Habana

  • Prof. Dr. Lyudmila A. Verbitskaya
    Russian Federation
    Rector, St. Petersburg State University

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May 1998 - May 2004

  • Dr. Yoginder K. Alagh
    India
    Member of Parliament (Upper House), India; Vice-Chairman, Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research; and former Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology and Power, Government of India

  • Prof. Faizah Al-Kharafi
    Kuwait
    Former President, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait

  • Dr. Josep M. Bricall
    Spain
    Former President, Conference of European Rectors (CRE)- Association of European Universities); and former Rector, University of Barcelona, Spain

  • Prof. Ana María Cetto
    Mexico
    Deputy Director-General and Head, Department of Technical Cooperation, International Atomic Energy Agency; and former Research Prof., Institute of Physics, National University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico

  • Prof. Elizabeth Croll
    U.K./New Zealand
    Head, Department of Development Studies, University of London, United Kingdom

  • Dr. Donald Gerth
    USA
    President, California State University, Sacramento, California, USA

  • Prof. Aleksandra Kornhauser
    Slovenia
    Director, International Centre for Chemical Studies, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Prof. Lin Quan
    China
    Secretary-General, Ministry of Science and Technology, Beijing, People's Republic of China

  • Prof. Ahmadou Ndiaye
    Senegal
    Former Ministre Conseiller special du Président de la République, Dakar; and former Rector, Université Gaston-Berger de Saint-Louis, Senegal

  • Dr. Jairam Reddy
    South Africa
    Independent Consultant in Higher Education; and former Vice-Chancellor, University of Durban, South Africa

  • Prof. Dr. Wichit Srisa-an
    Thailand
    Former Rector, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand

  • Prof. Françoise Thys-Clement
    Belgium
    Pro-Rector, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

  • Dr. Carlos Tünnermann Bernheim
    Nicaragua
    Consultant on Higher Education; and former Special Adviser to the Director-General of UNESCO for Latin America and the Caribbean, Managua, Nicaragua

  • Ambassador Chusei Yamada
    Japan
    Member, International Law Commission of the United Nations; and former Prof. of International Law, Faculty of Law, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan


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May 1995 - May 2001

  • Prof. Donald Ekong
    Nigeria
    Prof., University of the Gambia, Banjul, Gambia; former Consultant in Higher Education Management, The Ford Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa; former Secretary-General, Association of African Universities, Accra, Ghana; and former Vice-Chancellor, Port Harcourt University, Nigeria

  • Prof. Paolo Costa
    Italy
    Sindaco (Mayor), Comune di Venezia; Prof., Department of Economic Science, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia; former Minister of Public Works, Ministry of Public Works, Government of Italy; former Rector and Prof. of Regional Economics, University Ca' Foscari of Venice, Italy

  • Dr. Salim El-Hoss
    Lebanon
    Former Prime Minister of Lebanon and former Minister of Education, Government of Lebanon

  • Prof. Genady Nikolaevich Golubev
    Russian Federation
    Head, Department of World Physical Geography and Geoecology, Faculty of Geography, Moscow State University, Russian Federation; and former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Assistant Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • Prof. Françoise Héritier-Augé
    France
    Director, Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Sociale, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Collège de France

  • Prof. Risto Ihamuotila
    Finland
    Chancellor, University of Helsinki; former Rector, University of Helsinki; Vice-Chairman, Finnish Council of University Rectors, Finland

  • Dr. Graça Machel
    Mozambique
    President, Foundation for Community Development (FDC); Chairperson, National Organization of Children of Mozambique; former Minister of Education and Culture, Government of Mozambique

  • Dr. Valeria Merino-Dirani
    Equador
    Executive Director, Corporacion Latinoammericana para el Desarrollo CLD, Quito, Ecuador

  • Prof. Ingrid Moses
    Australia
    Vice-Chancellor, University of New England; former Vice-Chancelor (Academic), University of Canberra, Australia

  • Prof. José Joaquín Brunner Ried
    Chile
    Director, Programa Educación, Fundación Chile; and former Minister, Ministry of the Secretary-General, Government of Chile


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May 1992 - May 1998

  • Mr. Vladimir DLOUHY
    Czech Republic
    (Resigned in December 1995)
    Minister of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic

  • Ambassador Hideo KAGAMI
    Japan
    Former Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations in New York

  • Dr. Hanaa KHEIR-EL-DIN
    Egypt
    Prof. of Economics and Chairperson, Economics Department, Cairo University, Cairo

  • Prof. Sang Soo LEE
    Republic of Korea
    Prof. Emeritus, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul

  • Prof. Madina LY-TALL
    Mali
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to France

  • Dr. Edson MACHADO DE SOUSA
    Brazil
    Former Secretary of Science and Technology of the Presidency, Government of Brazil

  • Dr. Lucien F. MICHAUD, SJ
    Canada
    Prof., University of Sudbury, Ontario

  • Dr. A. P. MITRA
    India
    Bhatnagar Fellow (CSIR), National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi

  • Prof. Jacob L. NGU
    Cameroon
    Inspector-General In Charge of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Yaounde

  • Dr. Luis Manuel PENALVER
    Venezuela
    Honorary President, Grupo Universitario Latino-Americano (GULERPE)

  • Dr. Victor RABINOWITCH
    United States of America
    Senior Vice-President, MacArthur Foundation, Illinois

  • Prof. Frances STEWART
    United Kingdom
    Director, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University

  • Prof. J. A. van GINKEL
    The Netherlands
    UNU Rector from 1 September 1997 to 31 August 2007
    Rector Magnificus and Prof. of Human Geography, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

  • Dr. WANG Shaoqi
    China
    Director-General, Department of International Cooperation, State Science and Technology Commission (SSTC), Beijing


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May 1989 - May 1995

  • Dr. Claude FREJACQUES
    France
    (Deceased)
    Prof. and former Chairman, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris

  • Dr. Sippanondha KETUDAT
    Thailand
    Chairman, Petroleum Authority of Thailand, Bangkok

  • Father Felipe MAC GREGOR
    Peru
    Chairman, Instituto de la Paz, Universidad del Pacifico, Lima

  • Dr. Lucille MAIR
    Jamaica
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations in New York

  • Dr. Abdel Salam MAJALI
    Jordan
    Chairman, World Affairs Council, Amman

  • Prof. Lydia MAKHUBU
    Swaziland
    Vice-Chancellor, University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni

  • Prof. Vladen A. MARTYNOV
    USSR
    Director, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

  • Prof. Fatima MERNISSI
    Morocco
    (Resigned in 1993)
    Prof. and Researcher, Institut Universitaire de la Rechereche Scientifique, Université Mohammed V (Rabat)

  • Dr. Rafael PORTAENCASA
    Spain
    Rector, Polytechnical University of Madrid

  • Dr. Raimo VAYRYNEN
    Finland
    Prof. of International Relations, University of Helsinki

  • Prof. Josephine GUIDY-WANDJA
    Côte d'Ivoire
    Prof. of Mathematics, Université National de la Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan

  • Prof. YAO Erxin
    People's Republic of China
    (Resigned in 1991)
    Director, Department of International Cooperation, State Science and Technology Commission, Beijing


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May 1986 - May 1992

  • Prof. Mary F. BERRY
    United States of America
    Prof. of History and Law, Howard University, Washington, DC

  • Father Alfonso BORRERO
    Colombia
    Rector, Universidad Javeriana, Bogota

  • Dr. Umberto COLOMBO
    Italy
    Chairman, Italian National Agency for Atomic and Alternative Energy Sources (ENEA), Rome

  • Ambassador Kuniyoshi DATE
    Japan
    (Appointed in 1987)
    Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Iraq and to the Federative Republic of Brazil

  • Dr. Keith B. GRIFFIN
    United Kingdom
    President, Magdalen College, Oxford University

  • Prof. Heitor GURGULINO DE SOUZA
    Brazil
    (Resigned in 1987)
    Physics Department, Universidade Estadual Paulista

  • Prof. Joseph KI-ZERBO
    Burkina Faso
    University of Dakar

  • Prof. Candido MENDES DE ALMEIDA
    Brazil
    (Appointed in 1987)
    President, Sociedade Brasileira de Instruçao, Rio de Janeiro

  • Prof. M. G. K. MENON
    India
    Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi

  • Dr. Martha MVUNGI
    Tanzania
    Principal Secretary, Ministry of Education and Senior Lecturer, University of Dar-es-Salaam

  • Prof. Mihaly SIMAI
    Hungary
    (Appointed in 1987)
    Deputy Director, Institute for World Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

  • Prof. Rehman SOBHAN
    Bangladesh
    Chairman, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Dhaka

  • Prof. Ryozo SUNOBE
    Japan
    (Resigned in December 1987)
    Kyorin University, Special Adviser to the Crown Prince's Household and Member of the Provisional Council on Educational Reform, Tokyo

  • Prof. Justin THORENS
    Switzerland
    Faculty of Law, University of Geneva and President, International Association of Universities


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May 1983 - May 1989

  • Dr. Bakr Abdullah BAKR
    Saudi Arabia
    Rector, University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran

  • Dr. Bashir BAKRI
    Sudan
    Chairman, National Bank of Sudan, Khartoum

  • Dr. Marie-Therese BASSE
    Senegal
    Technical Counselor, Office of the President of the Republic of Senegal, Dakar

  • Prof. Andre BLANC-LAPIERRE
    France
    Prof., Signals and Systems Laboratory, Advanced School of Electricity, Gif-sur-Yvette

  • Prof. Dr. Jozsef BOGNAR
    Hungary
    (resigned in April 1986)
    Director Institute for World Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

  • Dr. Mercedes CONCEPCION
    Philippines
    Dean, Population Institute, University of the Philippines

  • Dr. Helge GYLLENBERG
    Finland
    (appointed in May 1985)
    Prof. of Microbiology, University of Finland, Helsinki

  • Prof. Walter Joseph KAMBA
    Zimbabwe
    Vice-Chancellor, University of Zimbabwe, Harare

  • Dr. Gerald C. LALOR
    Jamaica
    (appointed in May 1985)
    Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of the West Indies, Kingston

  • Dr. Maria de Lourdes PINTASILGO
    Portugal
    Former Caretaker Prime Minister, Lisbon

  • Prof. Yevgeniy M. PRIMAKOV
    USSR
    Director, Institute of World Economy and International Relations USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow

  • Dr. Alberto WAGNER DE REYNA
    Peru
    Former Ambassador of Peru to UNESCO

  • Ms. ZHAO Dihua
    People's Republic of China
    Deputy Director, Division of Information Science and Methodology, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China, Beijing


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May 1980 - May 1986

  • Royal Prof. Ungku Abdul AZIZ
    Malaysia
    Vice-Chancellor, University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

  • Dr. Daniel Adzei BEKOE
    Ghana
    (resigned in April 1984)
    Vice-Chancellor, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra

  • Dr. Elise BOULDING
    United States of America
    Prof. and Chairman, Department of Sociology, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire

  • Dr. Satish CHANDRA
    India
    Chairman, University Grants Commission, New Delhi

  • Prof. Donald E. U. EKONG
    Nigeria
    (appointed in July 1984)
    Vice-Chancellor, University of Cross River State

  • Dr. Dennis IRVINE
    Jamaica
    (resigned in June 1984)
    Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Guyana

  • Prof. Andre Louis JAUMOTTE
    Belgium
    President of the Council, Free University of Brussels

  • Prof. Dr. Reimut JOCHIMSEN
    Federal Republic of Germany
    Minister of Economics and Transportation of Land North Rhine-Westphalia, Dusseldorf

  • H.E. Dr. Stanley KALPAGE
    Sri Lanka
    Chairman, University Grants Commission; Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Colombo

  • Sir John KENDREW
    United Kingdom
    Secretary-General, International Council of Scientific Unions (Paris); Director-General, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Heidelberg)

  • Dr. Karl Eric KNUTSSON
    Sweden
    Secretary-General, Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation with Developing Countries (SAREC), Stockholm

  • Prof. Shizuo SAITO
    Japan
    President, Foreign Press Center of Japan, Tokyo

  • Dr. Charles Valy TUHO
    Côte d'Ivoire
    Rector, University of Abidjan

  • Prof. Victor URQUIDI
    Mexico
    President, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City


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May 1977 - May 1983

  • Dr. Estefania ALDABA-LIM
    Philippines
    Secretary, Social Services and Development

  • Prof. hab. Pawel BOZYK
    Poland
    Extraordinary Prof., Central School of Planning and Statistics, Warsaw

  • Dr. Carlos CHAGAS
    Brazil
    Director, Institute of Biophysics, Rio de Janeiro

  • Dr. Wilbert Kumalija CHAGULA
    Tanzania
    Minister for Water Development, Energy and Minerals, Arusha

  • Dr. Jean COULOMB
    France
    President, Academy of Sciences, Paris

  • Dr. P.N. DHAR
    India
    (resigned in October 1978)
    Prime Minister Secretary, New Delhi

  • Reverend Father Felipe E. MACGREGOR
    Peru
    Rector, Catholic University, Lima

  • Dr. Abdel Salam MAJALI
    Jordan
    Minister of Education, Amman

  • Prof. MALU wa Kalenga
    Zaire
    Director, Centre for Nuclear Study, National University of Zaire, Kinshasa

  • Dr. Stephan VEROSTA
    Austria
    Prof. of International Law Vienna

  • Dr. Shams E. EL-WAKIL
    Egypt
    Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of the Arab Republic of Egypt to UNESCO

  • Dr. Ines WESLEY-TANASKOVIC
    Yugoslavia
    UNESCO National Commission of Yugoslavia, Belgrade


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May 1974 - May 1980

  • Dr. Jacob Festus ADE-AJAYI
    Nigeria
    Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos

  • Lord BRIGGS
    United Kingdom
    Vice-Chancellor, University of Sussex

  • Dr. Roger GAUDRY
    Canada
    Rector, University of Montreal

  • Dr. Hans LOWBEER
    Sweden
    Chancellor of the Swedish Universities, Stockholm

  • Mr. Yoshinori MAEDA
    Japan
    Former President, Japan Broadcasting Corporation Tokyo

  • Prof. Antonio MARUSSI
    Italy
    Instituto di Geodesia e Geofisica, University of Trieste

  • Dr. Joseph Maina MUNGAI
    Kenya
    (resigned in April 1976)
    Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi

  • Mr. Motoo OGISO
    Japan
    (resigned in 1974)
    Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations in New York

  • Dr. Majid RAHNEMA
    Iran
    Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Former Minister of Science and Higher Education, Teheran

  • Dr. Marcel ROCHE
    Venezuela
    Former Director, Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research, Caracas

  • Dr. Seydou Madani SY
    Senegal
    Rector, University of Dakar

  • Dr. Edward W. WEIDNER
    United States of America
    Chancellor, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay

  • Dr. Eric Eustace WILLIAMS
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Prime Minister, Port of Spain

  • Dr. Keniz Fatima YUSUF
    Pakistan
    Vice-Chancellor, Islamabad University


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May 1974 - May 1977

  • Prof. Jean BERNARD
    France
    Member of the Academie des Sciences Prof. of the Faculty of Medicine University of Paris

  • Dr. Marcolino Gomes CANDAU
    Brazil
    Director-General Emeritus, World Health Organization, Geneva

  • Dr. Ismail GHANEM
    Egypt
    Former Rector, Ain-Shams University, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Cairo

  • Prof. Janusz W. GOLEBIOWSKI
    Poland
    Head of Chair of Contemporary Politics, Department of Social Sciences, Warsaw University

  • Dr. Aklilu HABTE
    Ethiopia
    Former President, Haile Selassie I University, Addis Ababa

  • Prof. Dr. Reimut JOCHIMSEN
    Federal Republic of Germany
    State Secretary Federal Ministry of Education and Science Bonn

  • Dr. Gopalaswami PARTHASARATHY
    India
    Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

  • Dr. Jose Louis ROMERO Argentina
    Former Rector, University of Buenos Aires

  • Dr. Victor E. SAHINI
    Romania
    Director, Centre of Physical Chemistry, Bucharest

  • Dr. Victor URQUIDI
    Mexico
    President, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City

  • Dr. Abdul-Razzak KADDOURA
    Syria
    (resigned in January 1976)
    Rector, University of Damascus


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