YSU Academic Council approved the schedule of sessions for the first half of 2016-2017 academic year.
YSU Vice-rector on Educational Affairs Alexander Grigoryan presented the changes and amendments in the regulations on student allowances, state and university scholarships. The changes relate to the entrance exams of a number of professions. The changes will be implemented only after the approval by the RA MES.
Mr. Grigoryan noted about some changes in professions at YSU Ijevan Branch. He noted about the introduction of “Social Work” and substitution of “Service” by “Tourism”.
The list of specializations and educational programs for the admission in 2016-2017 academic year was approved, as well as the list of students receiving scholarship in the 1st half of the current academic year.
“To date, we have 56 nominal scholarships,” - said the Head of YSU Educational-methodological Department Hrant Zhamharyan.
The agenda also included the 5-year qualification program of YSU professorial staff (2011-2016), which ended this year.
“The project was completed with the individual attestation of the lecturers. More than 6,000 scientific papers have been submitted, of which more than 500 articles published in the international peer-reviewed journals,” - said the Head of YSU Postgraduate Additional Education Department Jasmine Aghasyan.
Mrs. Aghasyan states that 500 lecturers fully completed the project (60%), 100 lecturers joined later the program, 270 did not complete due to various reasons. 130 lecturers submitted no scientific work. 76 people failed the English language test.
Then Rector Aram Simonyan spoke about the prospects of the development of YSU. He focused on the position of YSU in the international ranking systems: “Our problem is not the appearance on a ranking system, but steadily move forward to ensure that our citizens are able to receive a good education in order to become the best regional university with our resources.”
“One of the strategic directions of the development is the revision of our educational programs for bachelors and masters - a process which is already underway, and there will be specific changes. It is necessary to distinguish between the types of education and offer master’s degree education for professional needs and for academic purposes. The same should be done gradually for bachelors. This method is applied around the world,” - said Mr. Simonyan.
Discussions also touched upon the policy of human resources of the university, where the emphasis should be changed to meet the qualifications required today. YSU international recognition is also very important, where also steps are being taken.
Colleagues also congratulated Dean of the Faculty of Radiophysics Yuri Vardanyan on the 80th anniversary of his birth.
The book “Ottoman language textbook”, authored by the staff of the Chair of Turkic Studies, received approval for publication.