On December 7 Agreement of cooperation was concluded between RA Ministry of Diaspora and Yerevan State University in RA Ministry of Diaspora. YSU rector Aram Simonyan and RA Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan noted that the agreement is the legal confirmation of the cooperation which exists between two institutions.

"The cooperation with Alma mater is one of the essential directions of our activities. The first step of cooperation was the establishment of the chair of

Diaspora Studies. In the frames of the cooperation we organize several important academic conferences in the university. The role of the University is irreplaceable in the organization of research works concerning the issues of Diaspora",- said RA minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan. 

She also added that the joint practice is held with students specialized in Diaspora Studies, as well as with students from faculties of International Relations and Romance-Germanic Philology. In the agreement of cooperation there are some points on the cooperation in the field of armenology. Hranush Hakobyan mentioned the importance of cooperation with YSU in the field of Genocide studies too.

YSU rector Aram Simonyan in his turn mentioned that YSU is ready to implement  various programs in cooperation with RA Ministry of Diaspora.

"If in the first period the cooperation was held only in the field of Diaspora Studies, now it includes the fields of armenology, as well as new frames of students, which is essential especially from the point of training new specialists",- said YSU rector Aram Simonyan. He gave a good example of the cooperation by mentioning the summer school, which is held in cooperation with RA Ministry of Diaspora for the second time.

"New fields of research activities and cooperation appeared during this collaborative work. The conclusion of this agreement  will be  a legal basis for this long year practical cooperation",- mentioned Aram Simonyan and noted that the cooperation will be a good example for many institutions both in Armenia and in Diaspora.


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