On the 17th and 18th of April the Faculty of Journalism of Yerevan State University had organized a conference for post-graduate students and fellow researchers. Five post-graduate students and eighteen fellow researchers presented their scientific researches and studies realized in this period of time.
One of the most important objectives of this conference is to find out if our post-graduate students and fellow researchers develop their academic activities regularly or leave everything for the last year, - said dean of the Faculty of Journalism Garnik Ananyan.
He mentioned that some post-graduate students and fellow researchers were absent. Mr. Ananyan suggested two reasons: they had not managed to present the results of their scientific researches because of the lack of time, or they had not undertaken their academic activities themselves.
It happens when the student never meets his supervisor during these three years, but just before the deadline he already has at his disposal a perfect scientific research. If these persons continue this way next year, this issue will become a subject for serious discussions at our faculty, - said the dean.
Tsovinar Khachatryan is a 2nd year fellow researcher. She makes research in the area of PR in Armenia. She had prepared an abstract from her thesis for the conference entitled Education for PR Specialists in Armenia. She said that her articles had been published in one foreign reputable journal Journal Public Relations, but Armenian HQC did not ratify it.
In 15 days followed by conference all the works will be presented to the chairs of the faculty and after the discussion the best articles will be published in this brochure. During the selection we will take into consideration the contemporaneousness of the topic, effectiveness, the scientific innovations, the general level and quality of the research work, - said Head of Chair of Radio and TV Journalism Mushegh Hovsepyan.
Garnik Ananyan hopes that the journal which is verified by Academic Council and has its editorial council will be accredited by HQC. In this case the researchers will have an opportunity to publish their articles in it. I am sure that YSU Rector Aram Simonyan will support us to realize this project, - said Mr. Ananyan.
This is the first conference of the kind at this faculty but according to dean it will become traditional.