YSU Rector Aram Simonyan on behalf of the administration and all the members of the Academic Council congratulated the dean of the Faculty of Armenian Philology of YSU Artsrun Avagyan on his 75th anniversary of birth and handed him YSU Gold Medal.
The first issue on the agenda was the issue of approving the norms for calculating the teaching load of the lecturers. Vice-rector on Academic Affairs Alexander Grigoryan presented the members of the Council the initial document and additions to it, which were provided by the faculties after reading the document.
Then the Council approved the Regulations of the Methodological Council of YSU and the Regulations of the Methodological Council of the Faculty, in which the changes were made. The changes mainly concerned the composition of the council and the tasks assigned to it.
Changes were made to the regulations of the Academic Council of YSU and the Standing Commission on Quality Assurance of YSU Faculties. All 4 documents were discussed at the session of the Regulatory Commission of the Academic Council.
The charters of the Faculty of Chemistry of YSU and the Institute of Pharmacy of YSU were approved, too.
Among the current issues was the issue of the recommendation of the book, authored by the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Associate Professor of the Chair of Turkic Studies Ruben Melkonyan “The History of Turkish Literature (20s of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century)” for publication. In the near future, the Academic Council of YSU will apply to the RA Ministry of Education and Science to approve this work as a university textbook.
This time, the session of the Academic Council was concluded with a scientific report. Assistant at the Chair of Political Institutions of the Faculty of International Relations of Yerevan State University Levon Hovsepyan made the report on “The internal and external political consequences of the military coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, 2016 and the Turkish army: trends and prospects.”
Mr. Hovsepyan first briefly presented the characteristics of the coup in Turkey, the forces involved, the reasons for the defeat and the ensuing massacre. According to the information provided by him, about 135,000 employees were removed from office for several days, 95,000 were detained, 47,000 were arrested, 7,300 academic personnel were dismissed and 4,200 from the judicial system, 2,100 schools, universities, student hostels, the work of 160 news agencies was stopped. 168 people from all the arrested were generals (45% of the command staff of the country).
As a result of all this, Mr. Hovsepyan singled out several points: the Erdogan regime established total control in the socio-political environment, a myth began to be created in society, then the stage of overestimating Erdogan’s image appeared, the system of government was reorganized, as a result, tyranny was established in Turkey.
Upon completion of the speech, members of the Academic Council asked the questions of interest to the lecturer, which mainly concerned Turkey’s domestic and foreign policy and its influence on Armenia.
At the end of the session, the results of the voting for the conferment of scientific titles were presented: 4 professors, 11 associate professors.