6 main issues and other current ones were included in the agenda. YSU Vice-rector on Academic Affairs Alexander Grigoryan submitted the admission rules for Master's Program in 2018-2019 to the approval of the members of the Academic Council.
He focused mainly on the changes in the statutes. A. Grigoryan specifically mentioned that there are no people who are enrolled in the army, so the admission will be carried out in 2 stages. The speaker touched upon the issue of expanding the scope of the contest participants, as well as a number of legal aspects of the documents.
The report of Armen Tadevosyan, Head of YSU Staff Management and Legal Support Department, was about making amendments and additions to the Regulation on granting scholarships, state and university scholarships. Armen Tadevosyan first substantiated the amendments, citing the clarifications made by various structures and the specific changes made to the law.
The head of the new department presented to the partner's approval the Charter of YSU Staff Management and Legal Support Department, emphasizing the main functions of the structure, personnel management and general legal support.
"As a vision, we envisage proper implementation of training, attestation, official promotion procedures, job passports (job descriptions) and other legal acts," - said A. Tadevosyan.
Members of the Academic Council confirmed by voting all the submitted suggestions and heard thematic reports on the current issues.
Director of YSU Cosmology Research Center Vahagn Gurzadyan touched upon the center's 10-year activity, presenting programs and researches to partners, which have been largely discussed in different international platforms.
"Our activities and results are truly a great recognition for Armenia and YSU, but our chances are much higher. In case of financial support, we can not only achieve reputation, but also move the word to the practical platform," - said the scientist and added that though science in Armenia is not in good condition, it is necessary to continue the work for the development of physics.
Aram Simonyan highly appreciated the activity of the research team: "We have really impressive results. Although financial resources are gradually diminishing, the work done is invaluable. Each year, we have serious financial difficulties, but we have to overcome them because physics continues to be a priority for our country."
The report of Hayk Mnatsakanyan, Head of the Chair of Finance and Accounting at YSU Faculty of Economics and Management, was about the phenomenon of crypto currencies. The speaker first introduced the history of the phenomenon, then touched upon the international norms of regulation, circulation, types, risk factors, as well as its application in the world and in Armenia.
“Crypto currency is a virtual payment instrument whose account is decentralized. It is a cryptographic information that cannot be duplicated (this is why the term "crypto" is used in its name). The world's first crypto-currency is considered to be Bitcoin, and its creator is Satsu Nakamoto. However, it is not known yet who is hiding under this pseudonym, it is possible that it is not a single person, but a group of programmers," - said the expert and underlined that experts in the field call Armenian citizens to stay away from the virtual currency until the corresponding adjustments are made.