German colleagues were received by the Head of the Chair of Physical Geography and Hydro-Meteorology at YSU Faculty of Geography and Geology Trahel Vardanyan.
“This program covers almost all the economic, geographical, scientific, student, environmental and other components of the field,” - said T. Vardanyan and added that the main goal of the cooperation is to establish contacts between German and Armenian students.
Within the framework of the project “Urban Systems and Transformation in the South Caucasus” funded by the German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD), Armenian and German students will conduct field experimental researches in Yerevan and Gyumri.
Particularly, small groups of Armenian and German students are planning to travel around the city today to find out if Armenia is a tourist-friendly country. After completing the survey, students will analyze the data and make their professional remarks and conclusions.
“Armenia is a beautiful country, and the residents of Yerevan are very warm and welcoming. We hope that Armenian students will also have the opportunity to visit Germany and particularly our university. We attach importance to the expansion of ties with our Armenian colleagues at the level of academic and student contacts,” - said Rudolf Zhuchelka.
The cooperation between University of Duisburg-Essen and YSU Chair of Physical Geography and Hydro-Meteorology has a history of years.
“Initially the cooperation was only within the scientific framework, but it moved to a more practical platform where students are also involved. These days, the results of the students’ research will be the basis for the development and implementation of new programs,” - said the head of the chair.