A new university textbook developed at GASU under SUNRAISE

  • 15 November 2019

SUNRAISE team at Gorno-Altaisk State University (GASU) has developed and published a textbook titled "Environmental Design & Expertise" that is intended for BSc students majoring in Ecology and Environmental Management. The textbook includes materials for independent preparation for seminars and practical classes, and performing course assignments. It covers such topics as the formation of environmental awareness and development of the institution of environmental expertise in the Russian Federation and EU countries, a legal framework of environmental design and expertise, health and hygiene standards for air quality, standardization of the quality of natural water bodies, state environmental expertise, and others. It also gives methodology for calculating the amount of various air pollutants and assessing the impact of economic activities on the environment, and detailed instructions for preparation to the professional simulation (role-playing) game "Conducting the environmental expertise for a large-scale hydropower plant to be constructed in the Altai Republic.".

In total, GASU teachers have developed three courses with e-learning modules within the framework of the SUNRAISE project: "Environmental Design & Expertise", "Waste Management" and "Sustainable Development of Mountain Territories." All the courses are being taught during the 2019-2020 academic year. Thanks to the equipment for a portable ecological laboratory purchased with the support of the Project, the students have an opportunity to put their theoretical knowledge in practice during their outdoor-seminars and field practices.