Yerevan State University Ijevan Branch

“FORMULA FOR SUCCESS”: INTERVIEW WITH YSU IJEVAN BRANCH GRADUATE VAHAN AGHABABYAN

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 On January 21, 2019, we had an interview with YSU Ijevan Branch graduate, vice-dean of YSUIB Faculty of Humanities, Associate Professor of the Department of Armenian Language and Literature, Ph.D. Vahan A. Aghababyan

We would like to know your birth date and place.

– I was born on December 8, 1982 in one of the wonderful corners of Tavush in the village of Koghb.

Tell us a little bit about your family (parents, wife, children).

– I am a son of a traditionist and worthy Armenian farmer. My parents are mainly engaged in agriculture. I got married in 2009. My wife, Hasmik, is from Javakhk, with roots of Vahan Teryan’s family. Together we have studied at YSUIB Faculty of Armenian Philology. My son Narek was born in 2010.

What was your childhood dream?

– I had many dreams. Sometimes I wanted to become a military officer, sometimes a doctor. Later, I learned these two specialties, but I realized that my profession was the world of books.

What education did you receive?

– After graduating from school, I could not choose for a long time what profession to study. In 2003, I found my “great” love after trying to study in different educational institutions. Bachelor of “Armenian Language and Literature”, Faculty of Humanities, YSU Ijevan Branch, in 2009 received Master’s degree in the same specialty. 2010-13 I studied at the post-graduate course of the Institute of Literature after Manuk Abeghyan of NAS RA. In 2013, I defended a thesis on “Sero Khanzadyan’s stories and novelists”, receiving a degree of candidate of philological sciences. In 2017, I received the academic title of Associate Professor by RA Qualification Commission.

What role did YSUIB education have in your life?

– Almost half of my youth ife is connected with the Branch. There I spend more time than at home. I had wonderful lecturers with whom I have the honor to work today. I remember every lesson trying to “steal” the most successful methods. In the years to come, I’ve never found it difficult to study in other universities, because I recieved excellent Bachelor’s education at YSUIB.

What work experience do you have?

– I have worked in different departments. I was a senior specialist of YSUIB Education Quality Assurance and Evaluation Department, Head of Alumni and Career Center, Head of Professional Orientation and Internship Department, Vice Dean. But the most important thing is the lecturer work. Today’s young people are very intelligent, very advanced, and for me every class is pleasant and responsible. I mainly teach Modern Armenian Literature and History of Armenian Literature.

What is your favorite book?

“The book is an indispensable component of my life. I have many favourite books, or rather, many favourite authors. I love H. Tumanyan, V. Teryan, E. Charents, Hr. Matevosyan. In general, I read all the books with pleasure. Each one is a new world, a new life and a philosophy.

What is the last book you read?

– M. Saakashvili’s “Awakening of Forces” book.

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

– Depending on mood, I listen to music of different styles. I love national, folk songs. The most beloved song is the song “Now is my Peaceful Evening” based on V. Teryan’s words.

What is your favorite movie?

– “We are our mountains”

Do you have a favorite sport?

– I have been a successful football player for many years. Now I play not very often, but already in the team of veterans.

What is your favorite place in Armenia and abroad?

-My birthplace: Everything is so beautiful there that you sometimes marvel at God’s creation. Above all, I like to rest in Gandza, on the shores of Parvana. There is probably no other place in the world where the earth and sky are so close, it seems like you are in heaven.

What qualities do you value in people?

– You will be surprised, but in human being I appreciate the attribute of being a Person. I respect people who are responsible for their words and actions.

Do you have a favourite quote?

– I am guided by a simple lifestyle. I am a man of action. I inherited diligence from my parents. I like to work … to work hard. Perhaps this is my slogan of life. And there are no slogans as such.

What will you never do?

“I’ll never fly with a balloon”.

What are you afraid of?”

– From height.

Why are you sorry?”

– I regret that our time is finite and world literature is infinite.

What helps you to make up your mind in difficult situations?

– The voice of conscience. If your inner “judge”is satisfied after making a decision, then the decision you made was right.

What do you think is the biggest achievement of your life?

– My son’s birth.

What is your formula for success?

– Hard-work, the ability to survive in difficult situations. Sometimes it seems that there are no variants, but as a rule, the best options are born at that time.

What is the most expensive advice you have received?

– Each of us gets a lot of advice. It is difficult to imagine what the adviser would say if he had appeared in the same situation in which you were.

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

– I would advise our students to use every moment. Continuously learn. Today the world is developing rapidly. Only the diploma is not a sufficient condition to have a successful life. You should try to develop practical skills and meet the requirements of the labor market.

Thank you very much for an interesting interview.

Interviewed by YSUIB  Public Relations and Media responsible Hasmik Vanyan.

 

“FORMULA FOR SUCCESS”: INTERVIEW WITH YSUIB GRADUATE MHER ATOYAN

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 From January 2019, YSU Ijevan Branch has initiated a series of interviews on “Formula for Success” with the graduates of various years of Ijevan Branch of “Yerevan State University” Foundation, who have reached certain achievements.

From its foundation up to now, the Branch has  around 6,000 graduates, many of its graduates  work effectively in various spheres of public life, in state and public institutions, in the university and banking system, and more. They, as highly qualified professionals, are patriotic and responsible citizens, can serve an example for younger generation, our current and future students, young people in the region, to motivate them to reach greater achievements in their lives and register progress.

 On January 17,2019,  we had an interview with YSU Ijevan Branch graduate of 1999 year, YSUIB Scientific Secretary, Head of Organizational Department, Associate Professor of the Department of General Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Ph.D Mher S. Atoyan.

We would like to know your birth date and place.

– I was born in 1976, on November 1, in Sevkar village of Tavush region.

Tell us a little bit about your family (parents, wife / husband, children).

– I’m a son of teachers. My mother Tsovinar Mkhitaryan is a physics teacher, and my father, Sergey Atoyan, is a physical education teacher, and my sister and brother are YSUIB graduates. My wife Gayane Avetisyan is also a Branch graduate, an economist by profession. I have three children, a boy and two daughters.

  • What was your childhood dream?

– From childhood I was interested in nature-related phenomena.

What education did you receive?

– 1989-1993, I studied at the National lyceum after Anania Shirakatsi in Yerevan.

-1993-1994 and in 1996-1999 I graduated with honors from YSU Ijevan branch of Natural Sciences and got a bachelor of physics.

1994-1996 served in the RA Armed Forces.

from 1999 to 2001 I studied at YSU and got a Master’s Degree in Physics.

From 2001 to 2005 I was a post-graduate student of YSU Faculty of Physics, specialization in “Physics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics” (Measured quantum systems and nanostructures). In 2005, by the decision of 049 professional council on May 21, I received a degree of Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. In 2018, I was awarded the title of associate professor by the decision of the RA Higher Qualification Commission.

What role did YSUIB education have in your life?

– In those years, the opening of YSUIB in Tavush played a decisive role in my life.

What work experience do you have?

– In 1999-2000 I worked in the Ashtarak Institute for Physical Research as a senior laboratory assistant with the growth of laser crystals.

2004-2007 I worked as an assistant at YSU Ijevan branch.

2007-2009 I worked as the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, YSU Ijevan Branch.

2008-2013, the head of YSUIB Department of General Physics of Natural Sciences.

2013-2014,  assistant to YSUIB Director.

Since 2014,  Scientific Secretary of YSU Ijevan Branch.

Since 2017,  the Head of the Scientific-organizational department of YSUIB.

What is your favorite book?

– The novel by Oscar Wilde “The Portrait of Dorian Gray. In general, I prefer to read psychological and philosophical books.

What is the last book you read?

– Mark Manson’s book, “The subtle art of not giving a f*ck”.

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

– It depends on the mood, I listen to different music.

What is your favorite movie?

– From Armenian films, “We are Our Mountains”, foreign movies, “Avatar”.

Do you have a favorite sport?

– I love sports. I prefer table tennis and chess.

What is your favorite place in Armenia and abroad?

– I always miss the nature of my native village, no matter how often I visit there.

– What qualities do you value in people?

Honesty, hard-working, diligence, ability to forgive.

– Do you have favourite quote?

Treat others the way you want to be treated.

– What will you never do?

I will not betray.

  • What are you afraid of?

I’m afraid not to keep on time.

  • Why are you sorry?

I’m sorry for the things i have not done.

– What helps you to make up your mind in difficult situations?

The desire to analyze the situation objectively, the habit and the determination to learn from others’ mistakes.

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

My family and friends.

– What is your formula for success?

Purpose + discipline + hard-working + honesty + ability to soberly assess the situation = success.

– What is the most valuable advice you have received?

“Whatever you do, you will do it yourself”.

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

Learn to learn.

– Thank you for participating in the interview, Mr. Atoyan.

 

Interviewed by YSUIB Public Relations and Press responsible Hasmik Vanyan.

 

THE FINAL EXAMINATIONS OF THE FIRST SEMESTER OF 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEARS ARE BEING HELD AT YSU IJEVAN BRANCH

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In 2019, January 8-26, Ijevan Branch of “Yerevan State University” Foundation hosts the final examinations of Full-time training system, 2018-2019 academic years, first semester.

The 2nd mid-term examinations of the Part-time training system for the first semester of 2018-2019 academic years, will last until January 8 to 20, 2019, the final examination period will last from January 25 to February 20.

According to Arkady Davtyan, Head of   Educational-Methodical Department of Ijevan Branch of Yerevan State University, the examination is conducted in accordance with the established schedule. He emphasized that lecturers and students are approaching the exams with maximum responsibility.

Mr. Davtyan also pointed out that the students who failed to pass the exams of Full-time system of education would be able to pass them in the liquidation period, which would be held in two phases and would last from February 6 to 28.

The liquidation period of 2018-2019 academic year of  Part-time training system will last from March 4 to 29.

THE NEW YEAR IS COMING… WELCOME THE NEW YEAR!

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 A few days and we will enter 2019, and celebrate the New Year …

New Year… A holiday full of surprises and miracles, a holiday that summarizes our achievements and failures of the past year and enters new year with new hopes, dreams and goals …

Dear universitarians, Tavush people, on behalf of YSUIB Directorate and all personnel, I want to express my heartfelt congratulations on the New Year and Christmas holidays , wishing you all peaceful, prosperous year, a year of cherished desires and greatest achievements for the welfare and development of our country.

Let this year rule the light and harmony in our souls, in  our families, let 2019 be a year of warmth and abundance, a year of the child sweet cries and the great laughter of the elder …

Let enter the New Year with a happy heart and a clean soul…

Here is a little information about the year of yellow earth pig.

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According to the eastern calendar,2019 is a year of yellow earth pig. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept. The pig occupies the last 12th position in  the Eastern Horoscope.

Among the peculiarities of this zodiac are courage, honesty, generosity, pride and tolerance.

The yellow pig is materialistic, it is a year of fertility in agriculture. It is believed that 2019 will be successful in self-awareness, solving important problems, building a family, developing business, finding new partners.

The main color of the year is yellow, symbolizing financial success, fertility and stability.

For the yellow pig year, you are advised to decorate the Christmas tree with golden balls, put  oranges, nuts and cabbages in the rooms, statuettes of the year symbol. It is preferable to wear golden, brown gray, silver dresses and luxurious jewelry, as the symbol of the year is a luxury lover.