Yazd Needs World Heritage Research Institute

Yazd Needs World Heritage Research InstituteYazd Needs World Heritage Research Institute

Yazd University will launch a world heritage research institute to help protect its historical texture, which received world heritage status earlier this month.

During a meeting of the university’s board of directors at the Science Ministry in Tehran, Mohammad Reza Tabesh, a lawmaker and a board member, said the global inscription of the city and its unique historical fabric “necessitates” setting up of an institution that conducts studies aimed at promoting and protecting the heritage site, the official Majlis news agency ICANA reported.

“A comprehensive study will be carried out to determine how local universities can change their curricula to include courses that help develop Yazd with regards to its history,” he said.

The ancient city of Yazd in central Iran became the country’s 22nd world heritage site after the World Heritage Committee voted in favor of its inscription during the committee’s 41st session in Krakow, Poland (July 2-12). Yazd is believed to be the world’s oldest adobe city.

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