Protecting, promoting and transmitting
heritage on plants for health in the Mediterranean Area
The Unesco Chair Salerno Plantae Medicinales Mediterraneae has been established in June 2020 at the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Salerno through the partnership with the Division of Humanities, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) USA, Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions, Washington, DC, USA, Traditional Mediterranean Medicine, Monastic Republic of Mount Athos, Grecia, Minerva Garden at Salerno and Genua Unesco Chair.
The Chair is the centre of a network of collaborations with international and national institutions mainly of the Mediterranean Area sharing experiences and knowledge on medicinal plants and working in close collaboration with other Unesco Chairs.
The chair operates in the field of research and education of the next generation of scientists; its strategic and sustainable goals cover the main Unesco Strategic Program Objectives.
The specific objective of the Chair Plantae Medicinales Mediterraneae
The Chair will make available efficacious medicines based on traditional knowledge and local natural resources, produced and distributed in a sustainable and equal way
The Chair want to pass on a tangible and an intangible heritage assembled by all Mediterranean cultures
The Chair novel and cross-disciplinary approach to the knowledge on plants for health remained understudied until now) represent a key for future scientific developments.
Given the transnational nature of the heritage under study, the Chair programme will bring together circum-Mediterranean countries, including through a network
Beyond research, the activity of the Chair will generate new applications through initiatives aiming at a new economy of health, based on a sustainable use of natural resources and a valorization of local traditional knowledge in a trans-cultural dialogue
To educate the next generation of scientists and entrepreneurs, the Chair will emphasize the transmission of knowledge and scientific expertise to young scholars and scientists from any discipline, origin, and culture
The Chair will take care of the diffusion of information worldwide and activities for lifelong learning
The Chair will make available tools to generate new ideas and creativity in a diversified way according to cultures and local traditions benefitting society and population’s health worldwide