Cooperation between Lake Baikal Foundation and the School of Public Policy and Management of the Ranepa Institute for Social Sciences will begin as part of the new bachelor’s degree program «Global challenges management».
The Foundation will assist in the preparation and development of one of the five key modules of the program called «Water Resources Management». The module will be taught by specialists in water resources management from leading international institutions with a long history. Future managers will have the opportunity to learn modern practices in the field of water resources management and will be able to apply them in their professional careers in public authorities, business and NGOs. The program will also include the following modules: «Global climate change», «New threats and security challenges», «food security Management» and «Global health».
— We are very happy to start working with Lake Baikal Foundation and are grateful to our colleagues for their interest in the «Global challenges management» program. It is very important for us not only to draw students’ attention to serious problems and global challenges of humanity, but also to provide them with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in practice. Thanks to this cooperation, our students will have the opportunity to carry out scientific and practical work, develop projects and take internships, both in Moscow and directly on the Baikal natural territory, said Natalia Abramova, Head of the School of Public Policy and Management of the Ranepa Institute for Social Sciences.
— Cooperation with the School of Public Policy and Management of the Ranepa Institute for Social Sciences is a truly significant event for Lake Baikal Foundation. The main goal of our Foundation is to prevent uncontrolled pressure on water systems and achieve sustainable development of water bodies, so it is very important for us that Ranepa students will study modern practices in the field of water resources management and then apply them in their professional careers, including taking an active part in the life and activities of our organization, said Anastasia Tsvetkova, CEO of Lake Baikal Foundation.