Chair of Environmental Sciences and Policy Department, Central European University
Professor Ruben Mnatsakanian is an expert in environmental sciences and policy with nearly 30 years experience in the field of environment. Since 1994 he is a professor at the Central European University based in. Also, in 1996-2011 Professor Mnatsakanian was the Head of the Collaborating Centre of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) Project launched by UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme).
Professor Mnatsakanian has wide expertise in establishing and running Master- and PhD-level courses and research projects in the field of environmental policy and sustainable development. He is consulting master programs at the Moscow State University, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (Moscow), Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok, Russia), and number of other East European Universities through TEMPUS and OSI projects (see below).
He received his education at the Moscow State University and the early part of his career was spent working in Moscow, specifically at the Moscow State University and the Russian Research Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage. He has significant knowledge and experience of the environmental sector in Russia and in NIS and has written many publications on environmental policy, ecology, pollution and environmental impact and assessment for the region.