The annual scientific session of the PhD students of YSU Faculty of Law started today.
Summarizing the academic year, YSU SSS made a report on the achievements and shortcomings in the reporting period. These traditional sessions also aim to encourage the active involvement of students in the scientific-research activities.
YSU SSS Chairman Mher Hakobyan welcomed the members of the SSS, noting that in this period the SSS has organized a number of conferences, seminars, cognitive tours, film screenings and more. According to Mher Hakobyan, all is improving year by year, thanks to the students who, sparing no effort, organize and implement various events.
The activities of the SSS of the faculties of Law, History, Romance and Germanic Philology and Sociology were highly assessed. And their colleagues, representing the faculties of Informatics and Applied Mathematics, History and Radiophysics, received excellent marks.
YSU SSS Chairman Mher Hakobyan urged everyone to be more active next year.
YSU Vice-rector on Students, Alumni and Public Relations Ruben Markosyan was also present at the extended session. He welcomed the participants, spoke about the activities of the SSS and answered students’ questions, which mainly related to the master’s degree, scientific articles necessary for the defense of the PhD thesis, etc.
In 2017 SSS will make its main focus on the training courses aimed at the enhancing scientific thinking. Youth conference will also be organized, as well as an international conference dedicated to the 70th anniversary of YSU SSS.
In the end of the session, members of the SSS of the faculties, whose activities were assessed excellent, received certificates and professional literature.
Annual conferences for students, PhD students and lecturers have become a good tradition at this faculty. It has a background of 10 years. In addition, the best papers are then being published in special collections.
9 reports and various questions and comments. They also discussed the views of colleagues on this or that issue. Most of the questions concerned the legal acts, their shortcomings and definitions. Overall, the collection of scientific articles of the Faculty of Law will include 33 reports.
Dean of the faculty Gagik Ghazinyan highly appreciated the holding of conferences and noted that the participation of the lecturers in the annual conferences provides them with an opportunity to raise issues in more depth, to discuss challenges and so on.
According to Dean, summing up the results of scientific studies helps lecturers to make new researches: “The reports will be included in a special book. From this viewpoint, our researchers should always follow the scientific developments.”
The topics of the conferences for students and tutors are decided in advance. Faculty Academic Council discusses this all, after which reports are submitted to the narrow professional circle and receive thematic orientations.
The goal of this conference, organized by YSU Faculty of International Relations, Armenian Inter-Church Charitable Round Table Foundation of the World Council of Churches and the NGO “Armenian Association for Peace and Conflict Studies”, is to discuss regional issues and their impact on foreign policy, as well as enhance political, economic and cultural ties between neighboring countries.
Dean of the faculty Gegham Petrosyan welcomed the guests and emphasized that the conference will help to develop a vision for the future development of the three countries and to summarize the achievements in the last quarter of the century.
“I am sure that this conference will find its place in the annals of ancient history and culture of the peoples of the region. People who today look to the future with confidence in their eyes,” - said the Dean.
Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesman Tigran Balayan also highlighted the organization of similar events and focused on the fact that 100% of the external trade of Armenia is made using the territories of Georgia and Iran. It itself shows the fact that the relations with these countries are very important for our state.
Counselor on Cultural Affairs of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Majid Meshki made a speech. He focused on the approaches of the prophet of Islam and religious leaders in the area of peaceful coexistence in civil society.
Reports were also made by the representatives of the faculties of International Relations and Oriental Studies, NAS RA Institute of Oriental Studies, Yerevan State University of Languages and Social Studies, Tbilisi State University, SCIRS, as well as “Integration and Development” and “Peace and Reintegration” regional NGOs.
This international conference started at Yerevan State University today. The goal of the initiative is to present this brilliant personality not only as a politician, but also a writer, publicist and public figure. The Soviet system tried to remove all his literary activities, and this all has not reached a wider audience, but local and Diaspora Armenian specialists started to make researches on the above mentioned issues after the restoration of the Armenian independence.
The opening ceremony of the conference was attended by the representatives of the ministries of Diaspora and Education and Science, many scholars and guests from the Diaspora. Dean of the Faculty of Armenian Philology Artsrun Avagyan believes, like many politicians of his time, Aharonyan could also become a classic writer or historian, but the life had prepared something different for him.
“Though Avetis Aharonyan was rejected in Soviet times, he is not well-known today, too. This conference is a kind of expression of gratitude to this man, who devoted all his life to his people and state-building. Because of the extremely unfavorable international realities Sevres Treaty and Wilsonian Armenia did not become a reality, but August 10 of 1920 he announced the happiest day of his life,” - said YSU Rector Aram Simonyan.
The messages of the Diaspora Minister Hranush Hakobyan and Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan were also read during the conference, as they were not present.
“They say that “Hamazkayin” mainly focuses on the Armenian Diaspora intellectuals. That’s right, the reason is simple. Due to political reasons such figures as Aghbalyan, Levon Shant, Hamasdegh and Hakob Oshakan are, for a long time did not have any permission to visit their motherland. And the native environment is very important for the national-intellectual figure. He needed his community. After a quarter century of modern independence we have failed in this regard. Do we see the politicians of the First Republic in our textbooks?” – said Mkrtich Mkrtchyan, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society.
Authors of about 20 reports have focused on Avetis Aharonyan as a man, citizen and writer, diplomatic figure, features of his prose, artistic value of his autobiography. In addition to the analysis of individual works a special attention has been paid on his use of dialects and borrowings, themes and more. Details of his political and lifetime activities have also been revealed.
The conference is being held in 3 sessions and the presentations will be published in a separate book.
Dean of the Faculty of Law Gagik Ghazinyan made welcoming remarks and noted that this session is of great importance for students, as this is another opportunity to present their researches.
“Such events are not only of a traditional character, but also summarize the academic year. During the session the researcher receives the opportunity to make a correct speech, which is an important experience before the defense of the thesis,” - said Gagik Ghazinyan and added that the final scientific sessions are also organized for students and lecturers.
Dean also said that the management of the faculty had received about 42 applications from PhD students, but only 22 received the opportunity to make speech.
“Naturally, not all could present their activities during a single session, but all the scientific reports will be published in the collection of the scientific articles, approved by the RA Higher Attestation Commission,” - said Gagik Ghazinyan.
22 PhD students will present their latest research activities during the two-day session.