YSU Rector Aram Simonyan hosted Karen Mirzoyan, Director of the State Food Security Service of the RA Ministry of Agriculture, who had visited YSU with a proposal for cooperation.
YSU Vice-rectors Alexander Grigoryan, Gegham Gevorgyan, Head of Educational-methodological Department Hrant Zhamharyan, Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry Tariel Ghochikyan, Deputy Dean Armen Martiryan, Deputy Director of “State Food Security Service” SNCO David Harutyunyan and Quality Manager Tsovinar Adamyan also attended the meeting.
“The sphere is very important and responsible, so we are ready to cooperate with state and private structures in the preparation of personnel corresponding to the modern requirements,” - Aram Simonyan said and added that the joint activities in the development of education and science is undoubtedly mutually beneficial.
YSU Rector also underlined that cooperation with the private sector, unfortunately, is at a rather low level, so signing and consistent implementation of such memorandum is of great importance for YSU administration.
The Memorandum envisages cooperation between YSU faculties of Natural Sciences and the SNCO, carrying out a number of educational and research projects in the field of food safety, food chemistry, chemistry and biology, as well as conducting scientific research.
“We also attach importance to the implementation of the sector’s development. We are ready to contribute to the training of the specialists and to introduce young people in the field of curriculum development, implementation of academic programs, organization of internships and further work,” - said SNCO Director Karen Mirzoyan and added that SNCO currently has a demand for chemistry specialists.
Tariel Ghochikyan added that there is already effective cooperation between the structures as SNCO quality manager Tsovinar Adamyan, a graduate of YSU Faculty of Chemistry, participates in the development of the curriculum of the faculty, as well as delivers lectures.