ZEF Director holds UNESCO chair „Education for sustainable development“

The semester for the newly established chair will start in September 2011. For its curriculum, the chair will draw on the research and experiences derived from the ZEF/UNESCO project in Uzbekistan (starting in 2002), as well as the technical infrastructure it established such as a laboratory for Geographical Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing and soil analysis.

The UNESCO chair in Urgench was established due to a joint effort by the Educational Department of UNESCO in Paris, the UNESCO office in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and the National Committee of Uzbekistan to UNESCO. It will be supported for a five-year period and integrated into the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the State University of Urgench.