The UNESCO Chair in Mantova runs its programs and activities in collaboration with several institutional and scientific partners.

The institutional partners include:
Municipality of Mantova
Province of Mantova
Mantova and Sabbioneta UNESCO Office
Associazione Beni Italiani Patrimonio Mondiale UNESCO

The scientific partners include universities and institutions from 4 continents:

For Africa:
African World Heritage Fund (South Africa)
Ain Shams University, Department of Architecture and Planning, Cairo (Egypt)
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Built Environment, Department of Planning, Kumasi (Ghana)

For the Americas:
Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria, Departamento de Arquitectura, Valparaiso (Chile)
Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala City (Guatemala)
University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Philadelphia (United States)

For Asia:
Chinese University of Hong Kong (China)
Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shanghai (China)
National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi (Vietnam)

For Europe:
Uppsala Universitet, Campus Gotland, Department of Integrated Conservation, Visby (Sweden)
University of Cyprus, Department of Architecture, Nicosia (Cyprus)
Università degli Studi "G. D'Annunzio" Chieti-Pescara, Dipartimento di Infrastrutture Design Engineering Architettura, Pescara (Italy)
Università IUAV di Venezia, Venice (Italy)