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A unique regional moot court competition on criminal law and criminal proceeding is being held since 2016-2017 academic year.


As in previous year, this year the contest is held in 2 stages. Written - in which students report their arguments on the issue from the point of view of the accusation and defense parties, and then oral - during which representatives of 6 teams, who have collected the highest number of points in the previous stage, compete with each other.


In the semi-final, each team plays twice as a defender in one game and the other as a prosecutor. The two teams that have the most points in the semi-final compete with each other to win the Cup.


This year eight Armenian universities and two teams from Artsakh State University had applied for the competition. The following teams successfully overcame the written stage:


Yerevan State University 1,
Yerevan State University 2,
Modus Vivendi, Armenian-Russian (Slavonic) University,
Artsakh State University,
"Geghama", Gavar University,
"Lex Dominus", French University of Armenia


The oral stage of the competition will be held on September 22 and 23. The semi-final will take place on September 22 and the jury, which will include representatives of the RA Court of Cassation, General Prosecutor's Office, Chamber of Advocates of Armenia and the Chamber of Advocates of Germany, will announce the best.


As in previous year's competition, this year also the teams will receive certificates and awards, which are defined both by the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ), YSU, RA Human Rights Defender, RA Chamber of Advocates, RA Union of Judges, RA Bar Association, RA Prosecutor General's Office.

On August 22, Karen Ghambaryan, Doctor of the Chair of Semiconductor Physics and Microelectronics, was awarded a Gold Medal for his outstanding contribution to the study of nanotechnology, nanoelectronics and semiconductor material science by the International Association of Advanced Materials in Stockholm. This year, 24 researchers were awarded gold medals.


“It has been a long time since I cooperate with the International Association of Advanced Materials. I was not even aware that my work had been studied and that was highly appreciated. Undoubtedly, it is very pleasant. I am also proud that I have been able to once again voice the name of Armenia and YSU in the international academic environment, which has not been done so far,” - says Karen Ghambaryan.


The professor added that the annual award ceremony was held in Stockholm on August 21-25 as part of the summit of the European Advanced Materials Congress, where he had made a report and chaired one of the sections.


It should be noted that about 50.000 scientists from 146 countries are the members of this association. Armenia is represented here by Karen Ghambaryan.

The international symposium on “Symmetry Methods in Physics”, organized by YSU International Center for Perspective Research and Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, was launched on July 9 and was summarized today.


The conference, which is held once every two years, was established in 1993 at the University of Dubna. Over the years, it has been held in addition to Dubna also in the Czech Republic, and in recent years the conference has “settled down” in Armenia. Scientists from the United States, Mexico, France, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Belarus and other countries have arrived in Yerevan to participate in the 17th International Conference.


“This year we decided to hold a conference with one section so that everyone could attend it. We have different duration reports. Importantly, Armenian specialists are also involved. People here find associates, colleagues working on the same topics, and there are scientific contacts that turn into practical cooperation,” - says Georgi Poghosyan, Director of the International Center for Perspective Research at Yerevan State University.



Professor of the Center for Physical Sciences at the National University of Mexico, Court Bernardo Wolf, has rich experience in cooperating with the Armenian scientists. He has begun to work with them since the Soviet era: “At the moment we have joint work with Mr. Poghosyan. Of course, it is quite difficult today to write an article on theoretical physics to draw attention on it, but we have directions where there is much to study.”


Sergei Vinitski, a researcher from Dubna Bogomolov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, also works with Armenian physicists for a long time and is a permanent participant of this conference and has recently been awarded the title of Honorary Professor at the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University.


“This is a very good platform to see with the latest research results in different scientific centers and find partners. Nearly 10 years ago I got acquainted with Hayk Sarsikyan and Hayk Ghazaryan and we are still working together on quantum dental research in nanotechnology. At this conference we have presented the latest results,” - says Mr. Vinitski.


It should be noted that starting with 2011, a summer school is also being adjunct to the conference with students from Armenia and different countries, and some of the lecturers are the participants of the conference. This year the Summer School will start in Tsaghkadzor on July 16.

The 11th and 12th grade pupils of senior schools, bachelor and master students of the universities participated in the school organized by the American University of Armenia in cooperation with Zaven and Sonya Akyan Science and Engineering College.


Lectures were delivered by Vahagn Aslanyan (Oxford University, UK, topic “Theory of Modeling and Algebraic Geometry”), Karen Keryan (YSU and AUA, Armenia, topic “The Use of the Multiple Method”), Armenak Petrosyan (Vanderbilt University, USA , topic “Short Sampling”), Michael Poghosyan (YSU and AUA, Armenia, topic “Monte Carlo Method”), Sergey Tabachnikov (Pennsylvania State University, USA, topic “Mathematical Billiards”) and Karen Yeritsyan (Swedish Royal Technology Institute, Sweden, topic “Machine Learning”).


Seminars were held by Albert Gevorgyan (YSU, Armenia, topic “No Euclidean Geometry”), Aram Grigoryan (Duke University, USA, topic “Public Choice Problem and Arrow’s Impossibility Theory”), Hrayr Azizbekyan (Institute of Physics of NAS RA and YSU, Armenia, topics “The Problem of Image Movement Determination”, “Applied Mathematics in the Science Perspective”) and Anush Mkoyan (YSMU, Armenia, topic “To be or not to be vegetarian?”, (its positive and negative sides)).


Topics for lectures and seminars were chosen so that participants could gain applied and new knowledge.


During the school, a meeting was held with the management of Armenian Office of Fountain Medical Development (FMD K & L). In the framework of the meeting the objectives of the company were presented, as well as what knowledge is needed to find a job in the company. It should be noted that the company has a tendency to grow and the meeting with the participants of the summer school was not accidental. An Open Day was held for the participants at the company’s Armenian office. Some will also take part in the company’s training sessions, after which the best will go to work.


As in previous years, this time also a math competition was held among the participants. Teams, composed of up to five members, solved a number of tasks. The winning team members were awarded prizes.


The participants also played “What, Where, When” intellectual game. In this case, the winning team members also had awards.


Within the framework of the Summer School, folk dance lessons were organized, the participants learned to dance “Etchmiadzin”, “Tamzara”, “Karno Kochari”. There was also a traditional cultural evening, which ended with a bonfire.


The sponsors of the Summer School are Research Mathematics Foundation, American University of Armenia, “Tor’ and “Byur Solutions”" LLC. Detailed information on all summer schools can be found on

The international conference dedicated to Byron is organized in the United States, Europe and Asia. This is the 43rd edition of this event, which this time is being held in Armenia, particularly at YSU. The organizer is YSU Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology. Countries that have a good school of Byron Studies and rich legacy in the field of these studies are chosen as the host sides of the conference.


The host country for the conference is selected by the International Association of Byron Societies based on the discussion of the submitted applications. This year, about 30 specialists from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Georgia and other countries have arrived in Armenia to take part in the conference “Byron, Time and Space”. Armenian specialists and students also will make reports.


“In the context of Byron’s creative heritage particularly his relationship with Armenians, starting with the Mekhitarist Congregation from 1816-17 has been emphasized. And in fact, we celebrate the 200th anniversary of these relations. The geography of the participants proves that Byron’s legacy is always alive and is of great interest in different countries. And we, Armenians, have always had a special attitude towards him, taking into consideration his sympathy for the Armenian language and Armenian culture,” - says Dean of the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology Samvel Abrahamyan.



The opening ceremony of the two-day conference took place today in the Hall of Sessions of YSU Academic Council. In addition to YSU administration, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Armenia Judith Margaret Farnworth also made welcoming remarks.


“It is impressive to see how many countries participant in this conference. I would like to thank Yerevan State University for organizing this event and you all for the participation. If this is your first visit to Armenia, I am sure you will have unforgettable impressions,” - Mrs. Ambassador noted.


The Chairman of the International Association of Byron Societies Naji Oueijan expressed satisfaction with the organization of the conference and believes that holding this conference in Armenia is very symbolic.


The main report of the conference was made by the Professor of the University of Liverpool Bernard Beatty, followed by the works in separate sections.


Foreign guests have visited Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex, Matenadaran and Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.