The ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts advances ITI's and UNESCO's goals of sustainable, peaceful and creative development, in a world characterized by a fertile diversity of cultural expressions.

The Network strives towards building a global platform for higher education institutions to gather, learn from each other, organize exchanges involving scholars, artists and students, and tackle common important academic, artistic and institutional issues. It supports the development of the performing arts in developed and developing countries, with particular emphasis on Africa, helping to improve accessibility to performing arts higher education.

The ITI/UNESCO Network promotes higher education institutions and projects which bring together both theory and practice. It strives to make the importance of education in the performing arts understood and institutionally recognized not only in the academic and artistic worlds, but also by decision-makers and the general public.

As of 2020, 56 universities, academy, research and other institutions from all around the globe have joined the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts.

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