Higher Education
Saturday, 24 February 2018 13:15
bac1FIDE’s CiS Commission covers not just chess in schools, especially primary schools, but also pre-school (, secondary schools and higher education.

The field of Higher Education gets comparatively little attention, but chess is making real progress in this area.

We think the first to adopt a programme was the Armenian State Pedagogical University (ASPU) in 2011. That has developed into a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree course with first intake in 2017. See our forthcoming feature.

Also in 2017, chess was introduced as an option as part of the Baccalaureat, the French diploma that students take at the end of their secondary education and which opens the way to higher education. If you understand French, then follow the link...


The National University of San Martin, Buenos Aires with its Diploma in Socio-Cultural and Educational Aspects of Chess followed in 2013 (

In 2018, the National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), also in Buenos Aires and Moscow Pedagogical State University are the latest. See forthcoming features.
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