The conference organized by YSU Pedagogy and Education Development Center aims at bringing together scientists and educators from different countries to discuss problems in the field of education and pedagogy.
Specialists and experts from Armenia, the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Russia, Ukraine and Georgia take part in the international conference. Representatives of embassies of the participating countries of the RA, NAS RA, German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD) as well as representatives of a number of Armenian universities were also present.
At the beginning of the opening ceremony of the conference, Director of YSU Pedagogy and Education Development Center Nazik Harutyunyan welcomed and wished all participants of the conference success: "We have gathered today to discuss various issues related to education and science. During the conference we will also get acquainted with the achievements of current scientists. We are confident that this conference will serve as a stimulus for further cooperation and we believe that thanks to active cooperation we can contribute to the development of science and education in our countries."
YSU Rector Aram Simonyan said in his speech that today's conference has a very broad topic: "21st Century education issues, requirements and ways of development have enormous scope. We all understand that we live in a rapidly developing world, at the time when the 4th technological revolution takes place, the results of which are not yet clear to us. We live in the age of innovation, where education has its own place. Education in the 21st Century is the cornerstone, thanks to which every nation, every country and every society seeks to take its place among all countries and nations of the 21st century. Armenia also understands that education sets the future of the country."
Bishop Vardan Navasardyan, Director of the Christian Education Center of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin delivered a welcoming speech: "We believe that the mission of the teacher is somewhat closely related to the mission of the clergy, to prepare, to remind people of their image."
Senior Adviser to the Georgian Embassy in Armenia Nino Abtsiauri congratulated all participants of the conference on the occasion of the 96th anniversary of YSU Pedagogy Chair: "Nazik Harutyunyan has organized many regional conferences and I am convinced that this international conference will pass very well and will give answers to many issues. We welcome this cooperation. Armenia is well aware that the best investment is the contribution to science and education."
The opening ceremony of the conference was followed by reports by YSU Vice-rector on Educational Affairs Alexander Grigoryan, Director of Pedagogy and Education Development Center Nazik Harutyunyan, as well as participants representing Russia, the Netherlands and Germany.
Then the work of the conference continued in separate sections.
Nazik Harutyunyan told us that close cooperation and expansion of scientific ties within the framework of the conference will essentially increase the effectiveness of the programs implemented.