The cooperation between the Faculty of Law and the German International Cooperation (GIZ) has started many years ago. Today, a workshop kicked off in the hotel “Armenia Marriott”, the purpose of which is to share the experience of German experts with the Armenia partners.
The German side was represented by the Centre for Legal Didactics of the University of Hamburg, which is occupied in the area of the development of legal education methodology.
“Last year we visited three universities in the Federal Republic of Germany. During the study visit, we selected the Centre for Legal Didactics of the University of Hamburg as the best partner for the realization of our ideas. Our young staff is present here now, which is not accidental. We should enable them to acquire new skills and knowledge,” - said Dean of the faculty Gagik Ghazinyan.
Reforms in the field of educational projects also imply the review of the research methods: “In particular, it is necessary to understand how to work with bachelors, masters and PhD students. Naturally, we also have methods, but the new ones are constantly being developed and we need to react quickly. The Centre for Legal Didactics of the University of Hamburg develops methods how to teach the student, how to prepare him for the examination, how to deliver lecture, and this all is aimed at the raising of the effectiveness,” - says lecturer at YSU Faculty of Law, the program participant Anna Margaryan.
Professor Hans-Heinrich Trute from the Centre for Legal Didactics of the University of Hamburg said it is also important for him to work with young people, and expressed hope that during the two-day work they and the partners will learn a lot from each other.
During the workshop the participants will not only hold oral discussions, but also will perform specific tasks, problem solving and more. The next phase of this partnership will be launched in a few days later in Georgia. Specialists from Georgia and Azerbaijan will also participate in the regional conference in addition to the representatives of YSU and the University of Hamburg, which will focus on the methodological issues.
The Armenian-German partnership is not limited to this format only. A joint textbook on the civil law problems is being prepared currently.