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AUA Students Present Yerevan Management Project Ideas

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YEREVAN, Armenia – On May 21, 2015, students from the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s ‘Foundations of Management’ course presented their projects related to the management of the city of Yerevan. Under the guidance of Sona Manukyan, a lecturer in the College of Business & Economics (CBE), students focused on two main issues facing Yerevan and came up with possible suggestions for solving those issues.

Students from the first section of the class researched the environmental issue of tree protection, planting, removal, and replacement in Yerevan. Team members proposed and drafted a tree management policy and sent a letter to the Yerevan Municipality and local party representatives in order to share their ideas and partake in the responsibility of implementing future change.

Students from the second section of the class raised the issue of homeless dogs in Yerevan. As part of their research, they walked through the streets of Yerevan and photographed the dogs. They then researched the issue of homeless dogs in three different European countries: Germany, Slovakia, and Serbia. Their research led them to find what they believed to be the right combination of action from the government and action from private entities for solving this urban issue.  

The idea of making a better Yerevan for locals and visitors was initiated by the course instructor, Sona Manukyan, with the idea being of great interest and curiosity to the students. They were able to use the professional knowledge and practical skills gained throughout the course and felt responsible for implementing change for a better Yerevan.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.

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