IV All-Russian Congress of UNESCO Chairs is over
IV All-Russian Congress of UNESCO Chairs is over

IV All-Russian Congress of the UNESCO Chairs was held in Kazan on March 5-7. Representatives of 36 UNESCO Chairs from various Russian universities discussed the results of their activities within the UNITWIN / UNESCO Chairs Program, problems and mechanisms for the development of horizontal cooperation.

Sergey Pikunov, Head of YuSU UNESCO Chair “Environmental Dynamics and Global Climate Change” presented a report on the successful work of the department for four years. One of the most important results of the work was the organization and the implementation of the master program "Ecology and protection of biological systems" and the creation of an International field station “Mukhrino” for the purpose of conducting unique research in the field of impact of climate change on water resources and ecosystems in the region.  Nowadays International field station “Mukhrino” attracts researchers from all over the world to participate in internships, field symposia, summer schools.