The event was attended by the RA Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan, Deputy Minister Vahram Mkrtchyan, YSU Rector Aram Simonyan, rectors of a number of Armenian universities and students.
Aram Simonyan made a welcoming speech: “It is gratifying that the results of the competition are summed up at YSU. Undoubtedly, we have reliable, progressive and smart students. These are students are the guarantee of our statehood. The fate of the nation is in the hands of young citizens and we have to support and encourage them.”
Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan first touched upon the current problems of the international education sphere, as well as the changes in this sphere.
“This competition has already become a very nice tradition. I express gratitude to the administrations of the universities and representatives of the professorial staff, as owing to their efforts we shape not only a knowledge-based generation, but also individuals with the characteristics of a real citizen of the state,” - the Minister noted.
After the speeches, Levon Mkrtchyan awarded certificates to the winning students, wishing them new successes, achievements and victories.
The best students were awarded certificates and one-time nominal scholarships set by the Minister of Education and Science of Armenia: 1st place - 400.000 AMD, 2nd place - 270.000 AMD and 3rd place - 200.000 AMD.
“I have indescribable feelings. I am glad that my work has been evaluated. I am grateful to the organizers of the competition as the prize is not only encouraging, but also obligatory,” - says Mariam Martirosyan, 2nd year student of YSU Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology, Chair of Foreign Literature.
The winners of the 2017 edition of the competition are 41 students from 7 different spheres representing 16 HEIs.
The competition was held in two stages: university and republican (inter-university). The students competed in bachelor’s and master’s programs in the following fields: natural sciences (including mathematical-information and telecommunication technologies), medicine, humanities, social science, engineering, Armenian Studies, culture and sport.
The winners are determined based on the maximum points collected, the Competition Commission takes into account the candidate’s academic performance, the ability to perform scientific work (except for culture and sports where professional achievements in education, exhibitions, contests, etc. are considered), as well as social activities.