The two-day Regional Workshop Bioethical Education at Armenian Universities: Problems and Prospectives was launched at YSU today. The organizers are National Center on Bioethics, the UNESCO National Commission and YSU.
A year ago the Council of Europe celebrated the 10th anniversary of adoption of the Convention on Bioethics. In 10 years other serious enough international documents have been adopted. And 5 years ago, UNESCOs General Assembly adopted by the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and Bioethics, - noted in his opening speech Director of National Center on Bioethics Igor Madoyan.
This year marks the 5th anniversary of the cooperation between National Center on Bioethics and YSU. Mr. Madoyan states that YSU is the leading higher educational institution in our country, where the Bioethics related issues and professions are studied on a high level, such as biology, law, journalism, sociology, psychology, etc.
During the following two days specialists from Russia, Belarus and Armenia will try to analyze the local situation and design mechanisms to solve the existing problems.
Its hard to imagine any educational process without experiments and practical training. I think we have got the bioethical way of thinking, as well as we face the lack of specialists in the field. All this is closely related to the environmental knowledge, the lack of which is obvious among the representatives of current generation. However, unfortunately, this gap is sometimes felt among the scientists, too, - says Dean of the Faculty of Biology of Yerevan State University Emil Gevorgyan.
And as an example, he introduced the work style of the guests, who have recently visited their faculty. They were here to make experiments on lizards and having accomplished the work moved to Tavush Region to leave the lizards in their open environment.
The seminar activities will be summarized tomorrow in the Hall after Palyans.