The year-end meeting of the ASPU Academic Council was attended by ASPU students and teaching staff members.
ASPU Rector Ruben Mirzakhanyan presented the work carried out in 2019, the number of students studying at the Pedagogical University and the financial situation of the University conditioned by the number of students. The rector stressed that international students are studying at the Pedagogical University. In this context, he emphasized the role of the ASPU Chairs.
“Improvement of the quality of education should be one of our priority areas. It is important that we adopt the following principle: admission should be easy, learning - painstaking, and graduation must meet the highest requirements,” he said. Mr. Mirzakhanyan added that Google Classroom, a free online learning platform, is a major advantage.
The Rector assured everyone that the University will continue its student-centered policy in the next academic year, thereby enabling students to communicate with students from other universities, be part of global developments and events and be more literate.
During the extended year-end meeting, the rector also presented the distribution and dynamics of cash inflows and outflows, total student numbers by years, and the 2020 budget estimate.
Details about the University's activities in 2019 were summarized in a video. The report was approved by the Council.
Scientific Achievements in 2019
Kamo Vardanyan, Head of the ASPU Research Centre, presented the academic achievements in 2019 when speaking about the execution of scientific workflows and scientific activities financed by the State Committee of Science (SCS) of the RA Ministry of Education and Science.
Speaking about the main functions of the ASPU Research Centre, Kamo Vardanyan referred to the work done by the ASPU-funded laboratories, international conferences, and grant projects.
Kamo Vardanyan also referred to the training of the teaching staff, both at ASPU and other universities. Among the activities carried out in 2019, he singled out the study of criminal cases, articles published in peer-reviewed periodicals, etc. he then outlined the major activities planned for 2019.
According to tradition, Rector Ruben Mirzakhanyan congratulated Ashot Harutyunyan who was born in December and bestowed the academic rank of Associate Professor on Sirarpi Khachatryan, Svetlana Muradyan, Susanna Khachatryan and Armen Ajamoghlyan.
At the end of the meeting, Mr. Mirzakhanyan congratulated everyone on the upcoming holidays. “May 2020 be a year of creative achievements, well-being and happiness,” he said.