Yerevan State University Ijevan Branch


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  On May 16, 2019, we had an interview with YSU Ijevan Branch graduate of 2010 academic year, Associate Professor of the Department of General Mathematics and Natural Sciences, PhD Karen Hovsepyan.

 – Please tell us your birth date and place.

 – I was born on January 4, 1989, in Sevkar village of Tavush region.

 – Tell us about your family.

 – I live in a traditional Armenian family with my parents, my brother, wife and daughter, who was born a month ago.  My wife and brother are YSUIB graduates.

 – What was your childhood dream?

 – I remember writing an essay on “What do I want to become when I grow up?”  I mentioned the pilot’s profession.

 – What education did you receive?

 – 2006-2010  I studied at YSUIB Faculty of Natural Sciences, Bachelor of “Mathematics, Physics and Informatics”.  2010-2012  I continued my studies at YSU Master’s Degree, Master of Mathematics.  2012-2015  I studied at the Department of Higher Mathematics of Kazan State Power Engineering University as a PhD student.  In 2019 I received the title of associate professor by the RA Higher Qualification Commission.

 – What role did YSUIB Education have in your life?

 – YSUIB has a unique place in my life.  Here I strengthened my love for learning, and consequently, I continued to study in other universities.

 – What work experience do you have?

 My work experience started in 2013, when I studied at Kazan State Power Engineering University, I began teaching “Probability Theory” and “Mathematical Analysis” subjects.  As a work experience, I can also mention my participation in many scientific seminars and conferences in Russia, in Armenia.

 I started working at Ijevan Branch of Yerevan State University in June 2015.  Since September 1, 2009 as an Assistant at the Department of General Mathematics and Natural Sciences, I am currently an Associate Professor of the same Department.

 – What is your favorite book?

 “I have lots of favorite books, but at this point I would mention Aleksey Tolstoy’s “The lame Prince”.

 – What is the last book you read?

 – Jack London -, White Fung ‘:

 – What music do you prefer and what is your favorite song?

 – I like music of different styles from our Armenian folk to contemporary.

 – What is your favorite movie?

 – From the movies that impressed me a lot, I remember the “Peaceful Warrior” movie.

 – Do you have a favorite sport?

 – I am interested in sports and always follow football, ice hockey and tennis championships.

 – What is your favorite place in Armenia and abroad?

 – Armenia is my homeland and there are many favorite places in Armenia.  To love some place, I think it’s necessary to live there.  The favorite place abroad is the city of Kazan, a favorite and beloved place.

 – What qualities do you value in people?

I appreciate sincerity, ambition, politeness and sense of humor.

 – Do you have a favourite quote or slogan you are guiding?

 “Do what you have to do, and what’s meant to be, it will be.

 – What will you never do?

 – Never Say Never

 “What are you afraid of?”

 – All people, undoubtedly, have fears.  I’m trying not to think about them.

 “Why are you sorry?”

 – I think that there is no need to regret for anything, because even if you make a mistake, you get an experience that will help you make the right decision next time.

 – What helps you make a decision in difficult situations?

 – Viewing any situation from different perspectives.

 – What do you think is the biggest accomplishment of your life?

 -Surely I have accomplishments in my life, my family, my work, my friends.  It is also an accomplishment for me to appreciate life.

 – What is your formula for success?

 – As a mathematician, I will try to give my formula for success.  Hard work, willpower, unconditionally believe in your goal, and in no circumstance doubt the success of any moment = success.

 – What is the most invaluable advice you have received?

 “Treat others how you want to be treated”.

 – What is the main message that you would give to young people (in particular, YSUIB students)?

 – I advise YSUIB students, to be initiator, more inclined to spend most of their time learning.

 University education is a necessary but not sufficient prerequisite for becoming a specialist, and sufficient prerequisite is to replenish the knowledge gained at the university through self-development.

 Being a former student of Ijevan Branch of Yerevan State University, i worked with lecturers out of lesson during my studies.  Comparing with other universities, I have come to realize that not all universities can give this opportunity.  Therefore, I advise our students not only satisfy with the knowledge they receive during the lesson and,but also, approach their  lecturers outside the lesson and get answers to the questions they need.

 – Thank you for an interesting interview.


 Interviewed by YSUIB Public Relations and Media responsible Hasmik Vanyan

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