Dean of the Faculty of International Relations Gegham Petrosyan welcomed the pupils with the opening remarks, expressing their satisfaction that the higher education and particularly the International Relations Faculty are in the area of interest of the pupils.
Presenting the history of the faculty, the Dean highlighted the significant increase in the number of students and the growing interest in the profession: “After the declaration of the independence of the Republic of Armenia, it was necessary to prepare diplomatic personnel,” - said Gegham Petrosyan.
Speaking about the peculiarities of the faculty, he emphasized the importance of foreign languages: “Knowledge of at least two foreign languages is required. Today we have a separate Chair of Diplomatic Service and Communication, which, in essence, stresses the importance of teaching foreign languages.”
They touched upon cooperation with foreign universities, noting that there are agreements with Russian MSU and MSIIR. Masters then receive dual diploma of YSU and MSIIR.
Deputy Dean Karen Nahapetyan presented the structure and peculiarities of the part-time education system.
At the end of the meeting pupils asked questions about continuing education at the Faculty of International Relations focusing on the employment issues, discount system, etc.
After the meeting Karen Nahapetyan made a tour with the children, and Jacques Manukyan accompanied them to YSU History Museum, where the students were introduced to the history of the university.