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  1. 1. YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY Brief introduction to Armenia’s leading institution of higher education
  2. 2. YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY Founded in 1919 More than 100,000 graduates 15,818 students including 1,392 part time 499 foreign students, including 10 part time 600 PhD students, including more than 250 foreign students About 1500 staff members
  3. 3. YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY Founded in 1919 with one Faculty - History and Linguistics that had 262 students and 32 lecturers Five Faculties in 1921: Natural Sciences, Oriental Studies, Technical Studies, Pedagogy and Soviet Construction Currently has 20 Faculties (Schools) and more than 100 Departments (Chairs)
  4. 4. YSU Faculties Mathematics and Philosophy and Mechanics Psychology Informatics and Sociology Applied Mathematics Philology Physics Journalism Radiophysics Philology Chemistry Romance and Biology Germanic Philology Geology and Oriental Studies Geography Law Economics Theology International Relations Preparatory Faculty History for Foreign Citizens
  5. 5. YSU other units Ijevan Branch of Yerevan State University  with more than 1500 students Faculties I. Economics 2. Natural Sciences  3. Humanities 4. Applied Arts
  6. 6. Research Centers and Research profile areas Archeology Hellenic Center Armenian Center of Egyptian Studies High Energy Physics Armenian Studies Institute Historical Geography and  Biophysical Methods of Subcell Structures Cartography of Armenia  Center for the Advancement of Natural IT Educational and Research Center Discoveries using Light Emission (CANDLE) Kinetics of Polymerization of  Center of European Law and Integration Processes Chemical Materials Optoelectronics Chemistry and Technology of Rare and  Physico‐Technical Problems of  Dispersed Elements  Mechanics Comparative and Evolutionary  Physics of Coherent Interaction of X‐ Biochemistry Radiation with Materials  Cytogenetics Physics of Semiconductor Materials  Engineering Psychology and Devices Experimental Mycology X‐Ray Methods of Analysis and  Georgian Studies (Kartvelology) Investigation of Solids
  7. 7. Research Centers and Research profile areas Research in more than 50 main areas is conducted, including differential equatations and optimal control, spectral theory of operators, stochastic integral geometry, boundary theorems of probability theory and analysis of stationary stochastic processes, algebra and topology, deformable body mechanics, theoretical mechanics, theoretical physics, quantum physics, physics of semiconductors and semiconductor devices, elaboration of new methods for synthesis of main organic substances, investigation of new highly efficient methods and devices for substance analysis, study of physical‐chemical bases of biological systems, study of flora and fauna, problems of ecology, modern issues of Armenology and Armenian history and culture, theoretical philosophy, political institutions and processes development, economic and socio‐economic problems in transition period, and lot of others.
  8. 8. YSU other units Sargis and Mary Izmirlyans Library In 1927 the library possessed fifty two thousand books Current holdings - about 2,000,000 volumes  Publishing  House More than 170 volumes published last year In addition YSU publishes peer reviewed Yerevan University  Scientific Notes and  the University Herald. Museums Museum of the History of Yerevan State University  Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography  Museum of Botany Museum of Mineralogy 
  9. 9. Strategies and Vision of the Future are connected with Strengthening YSU as Research university Quality assurance Internationalization and Integration Leadership and Professional excellence Based on recently developed comprehensive Strategic  Development Plan for coming years, defining goals, priorities, and major  development directions
  10. 10. YSU offers BA programs in  following fields: Mathematics; Actuar Mathematics; Mechanics; Nuclear Physics (Physics of Nuclear Reactor); Applied Mathematics and Physics; Radiophysics and Electronics; Physics of Semi‐conductors and Microelectronics; Applied Mathematics and Informatics; Environmental Protection (Chemical Ecology); Pharmacological Chemistry; Chemistry; Applied Chemistry; Biology; Biochemistry; Biophysics; Geography; Hydrometeorology; Geology; Economics; Management; Political Studies; International Relations; Public Administration; History; Fine Arts; Cultural Studies; Philosophy; Psychology; Sociology; Social Work; Armenian Language and Literature; Journalism; Philology (Russian Language and Literature); Philology and Intercultural Communication; Translation Work – Russian Language and Armenian Language; English language and Literature; French Language and Literature; German Language and Literature; Translation Work – English Language and Armenian Language; Translation Work – German Language and Armenian Language; Translation Work – French Language and Armenian Language; Arabic Studies; Iranian Studies; Turkish Studies; Law; Theology.
  11. 11. YSU offers MA programs in  following fields Armenian School of Journalism; Differential Equation; Theory of Functions; Applied Mathematics and Geometry; Optimization Methods; Actuary Mathematics; Mechanics of Solid State; Regulations of Movements and Stability; Conflict Studies; Sociology; Social Work; Inorganic Chemistry; Applied Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Physical Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Chemistry of High Molecular Compounds; Ethnology and Anthropology; Archeology; Fine Arts; Armenian History (Ancient and Medieval); History of Neighbor Countries of Armenia; Modern History of Armenia (Contemporary History); Cultural Studies; World History; Religious Sciences; Theology; Physics of Semi‐conductors and Microelectronics; High‐ frequency Radiophysics and Telecommunications; Theory of Wave Processes and Space Physics; Planning of Big Integral Schemes (together with Synopsys); Russian Literature; Russian Language; Translation Work; Economic Politics and Management; Theory of Economics; Informational Structure of Management; Modeling of Economy; Finance; Money Turnover and Credits; Philosophy; Ethics; Theory of Psychology and Individual Psychology; Psychology of Management and Organizational Psychology; Medical Psychology; Age Psychology; Social Psychology; Geophysics; Geochemistry; Hydrogeology and Geological Engineering; Investigation of Mines of Useful Minerals; Regional Geology; Social Geography; Geo‐ecology; Geo‐informatics and Cartography; Environmental Protection and the Usage of Environment;
  12. 12. MA degrees (contd.) Romanic Languages (French); German Languages (English); German Languages (German); Translation Work (English); Roman Languages (Spanish); International Law; Criminal Law and Juridical Procedure; Constitutional Law; State and the Theory of Law; Civil Law and Juridical Procedure; European Law; Genetics and Cytology; Ecology and Environmental Protection; Zoology; Biotechnology; Human and Animal Physiology; Biochemistry; Medical Biochemistry; Bioinformatics; Botany; Biophysics; Nutrition Biology; Laser Physics; Theoretical Physics; Macromolecular Physics; Nuclear Physics and Energetics; Methods of Mathematical Physics; Linear and Non‐Linear Approaches; Optics; Solid State Physics; Optoelectronics and Photonics; Quantum Functions and Computer Physics; Quantum phenomenon in Makro‐ and Meso‐ Systems; Astrophysics; Echo‐physics; Mathematical Modeling; Numerical Methods and Program System; Mathematical and Program Maintenance Computing Machinery, Complexes and Web; Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Informatics; Mathematical Maintenance of Automatic Planning High Integral Schemes (together with Synopsys); History of Arab‐Muslim Civilization and Islamic Studies; Arab and Semitic Linguistics; Modern Problems of Arab East; History of Iran; Iranian Philology; Iranian Ethno‐Linguistic Groups; Turkish Philology; History of Turkey; World Literature and Theory of Literature; Modern Armenian Literature and Literary Criticism; Modern Armenian Language and Translation Work; History of Armenian Language and Linguistics; History of Armenian Literature; High Education Management; Civil Education Management; International Relations; Public Administration; Political Science; Management of Information Systems; Science of Materials.
  13. 13. Special Councils for Dissertation  Defense : YSU is awarding Candidates of Science and Doctors of Science degrees at 11 Councils, including Physics and Mathematical, Chemical, Biological,  Philological, Geographic, Law Sciences and  Philosophy. 
  14. 14. Quality Assurance Annual and semester reports from university structural units (including ICO reporting) Students participate in the QA process Student surveys and their analysis based on the assessment of last 4 year surveys. Survey redesign based on pilot project and further survey evaluation Introduction of multilevel system of knowledge assessment that includes exams (including midterm) and various other forms of assessment (presentations, essays, participation)
  15. 15. Quality Assurance Peer review of teaching and research at Faculty level - via established commissions and activities of method councils (Faculty and university levels) Studying and adopting international experience, including ENQA package study, participation in European events on QA and study of transforming educational systems QA mechanism development
  16. 16. Quality Assurance Constant modernization of the curricula,  Increase of awareness Staff retraining system and restoration of  professional retraining unit Creation of new specialties and  specializations
  17. 17. International Cooperation and Internationalization Policy Currently YSU has 148 cooperation agreements with foreign partners – universities, institutes and research centers in 40 countries. Last year outgoing mobility: about 300, including about 60 student mobilities More than 7000 foreign students from 82 countries studied at YSU Yerevan State University is a member of: International Association of Universities,  European Universities Association,  Eurasian Universities Association,  Black Sea Universities Network.
  18. 18. International Cooperation and Internationalization Policy Among our partners are: Arizona State University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Michigan ‐ Ann Arbor, George Mason University, University of Connecticut (USA); University of Rostock, University of Trier, Halle University (Germany); University of Bologna, University of Florence, University of Venice, Ca Foscari, (Italy); University of Warsaw (Poland); Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece); Moscow State University, Saint‐Petersburg State University (RF); Donetsk National University (Ukraine); Montpellier I, Paul Valery (Montpellier III), Aix‐Marseilles I, National Institute of Eastern Languages and Civilization Paris (France) and others.
  19. 19. Challenges Funding (rather underfunding) Braindrain Keeping recent PhDs at YSU Keeping leadership positions Increased competition at domestic market Diversification and establishing new (interdisciplinary) programs
  20. 20. Yerevan was founded in 782 B.C., (Biblical venue, suggested by Noah ) it is the 13th capital of Armenia 
  21. 21. Yerevan at night
  22. 22. Yerevan at night – where to go if you like jazzzzzzzzzz……
  23. 23. Or just to listen nice music…
  24. 24. And even more outside Yerevan… .
  25. 25. Alexander Markarov Deputy Vice rector and Head International Cooperation Office Email: Thank you!