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University Education in Armenia

In Armenia, Professor Karine Danielyan is teaching about the Earth Charter and sustainable development at Yerevan State University. Her students are going on to teach about the Earth Charter in schools around the country.
Professor Danielyan was Armenia’s first-ever Environment Minister, when the country originally became a democracy. She left that position to become able to devote her work to sustainable development, and she is one of the great champions of the Earth Charter.
“Almost all of my students now use our The Earth Charter for Children brochure and posters on sustainable development and the Earth Charter in their work,” says Prof. Danielyan.
She has also developed a university textbook on sustainable development and it has been used widely in many universities of Armenia, Georgia, Belarus, the Russian Federation, and the countries of Central Asia.
In 2003 the Yerevan State University was commissioned by UNDP to develop a textbook for the Armenian universities, called “The Human Development” in the Armenian language. Professor Danielyan wrote two chapters for the textbook: “Global environmental problems” and “Sustainable Development.” This textbook is the main educational material in master’s programs in all natural science departments of the Yerevan State University.
 
“Almost all of my students now use our The Earth Charter for Children brochure and posters on sustainable development and the Earth Charter in their work,” says Prof. Danielyan.
She has also developed a university textbook on sustainable development and it has been used widely in many universities of Armenia, Georgia, Belarus, the Russian Federation, and the countries of Central Asia.
In 2003 the Yerevan State University was commissioned by UNDP to develop a textbook for the Armenian universities, called “The Human Development” in the Armenian language. Professor Danielyan wrote two chapters for the textbook: “Global environmental problems” and “Sustainable Development.” This textbook is the main educational material in master’s programs in all natural science departments of the Yerevan State University.

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