Bernhard Matthias Kiesler, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to Armenia, YSU lecturers, members of the DAAD Team in Yerevan, as well as former and current participants of the program participated in the opening ceremony.
YSU and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) have a positive experience of close and effective cooperation for years. As a result of this cooperation, many YSU students, young scientists, lecturers have started scientific cooperation with German universities, research centers, published joint scientific articles, implemented new scientific projects and it is no coincidence that the fair was organized at YSU as most of the scholarship holders are university students.
The event includes research works, statistics and facts in various scientific fields in Germany.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Armenia Bernhard Matthias Kiesler welcomed the participants and emphasized the importance of not being satisfied with the achievements in the scientific world and strive for more. Otherwise, it will lead to regress.
With these achievements in the scientific field, the contemporary man shows the world not only his own personality, but also his scientific potential.
“Germany and Armenia are like each other: both are not rich in minerals. The most important potential of the two countries is the human potential, which we try to develop,” - the ambassador noted.
YSU Vice-rector Gegham Gevorgyan highlighted the fact that, thanks to both DAAD and other German programs and universities, Germany is the leader in terms of scientific business trips for YSU students.
YSU has had the opportunity to cooperate with German universities such as Rostock University (joint Master’s Degree Programs), Berlin, Hull, and Ordenburg universities.
Gegham Gevorgyan also mentioned the most important element of cooperation, which in many cases is not mentioned, but it is very important. Through exchange programs, students not only learn the German academic environment, but also culture, including German punctuality. Later students practice these experiences in their homeland.
Head of the Chair of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology of YSU Faculty of Biology Armen Trchunyan shared his experience with those present, telling about the possibilities that Germany offers to the person conducting scientific research. He urged students to use the opportunity and enrich their scientific biography with German experience.
“The fair has two important goals, - said Silvia Schmid, YSU lecturer, Head of DAAD Yerevan Office, - first, to inform and guide students who still have to decide regarding the selection of the research projects, and second - establish contacts between former and current scholarship holders. Students can inspire each other with their own experience and motivate others.”