Yerevan State University Ijevan Branch



  On May 16th, 2019, Shushanik Grigoryan, Lecturer of the Department English language and Literature organized an open lesson with the first-year students of “Service” specialty of the Faculty of Economics.

The lesson was attended by  Acting Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Associate Professor Gayane Avetisyan, Assistant Professor of Tourism Management and Culturology Pavel Asilbekyan, lecturer Sveta Safaryan, students and applicants.

 First-year students of “Service” specialty introduced in English the Armenian sights of Tavush region (Moro Dzoro Church, Vardan Mamikonyan’s Tree, Lastiver Resort Hotel, Ijevan Wine and Brandy Factory, Dendropark, etc.).

 During the lesson, the songs “Rag’n’Bone Man-Human” and “People Help” were performed.

The students also represented the story of Ijevan, Ijevan Museum, and Getahovit Resort, via a video made by them.

 Shushanik Grigoryan touched upon Hovhannes Tumanyan’s poetry, in memory of his 150th Anniversary and then the students introduced the poem “The Armenian Genocide” in English.

 Then, the participants congratulated each other on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Yerevan State University, emphasizing the invaluable role and contribution of YSU in the educational and cultural life of the Republic of Armenia.

 Acting Dean of the Faculty of Economics G. Avetisyan conveyed her contentment and gratitude for the open lesson, underlining that the presence of applicants at similar events was welcomed.



On May 16, 2019, YSUIB Faculty of Humanities hosted a lecture on the 100th anniversary of Yerevan State University, organized by the lecturers of the Department of Armenian History and Social Sciences, Associate Professor Natella Grigoryan and Assistant Ara Azatyan, together with the students of “History” specialty.

The lecture was attended by Acting Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Associate Professor K. Poghosyan, Vice Dean, Associate Professor V. Aghababyan, lecturers of the Department A.Matinyan, A. Mkrtumyan, students, guests.

 The lecturers of the Department of Armenian History and Social Science made an opening speech, underlining that the Foundation of YSU was vital in the educational and cultural life of the Republic of Armenia.  “Undoubtedly, the role of the university in the development of Armenian statehood and culture has been great.  The Council of Ministers of the First Republic, surviving internal and external tensions,  on May 16, 1920, made a decision to establish a university in Yerevan.  On January 31, 2007, the University of Alexandropol opened its doors.  Because of the inconvenience of the building conditions, after a half-year of teaching, the University moved to Yerevan. “

 During the lecture, the history of YSU foundation, activities of YSU historian rectors (namely Hakob Manandyan, Mkrtich Nersisyan, Aram Simonyan), the role of  YSU Faculty of History andd its establishment was discussed.

 Mher Ghulumyan, Larisa Ghazumyan, Diana Sayan, Shirak Gasparyan, Diana Yaralyan and Inna Mkhitaryan delivered their reports on these topics.

 The lecture was held in an engaging and interactive atmosphere.

 The lecture ended with a reception.


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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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YSU IJEVAN BRANCH is pleased to represent sayings and quotes by a renowned writer Victor Hugo:

  1. Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
  2. There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.
  3. An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
  4. The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
  5. Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
  6. What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.
  7. Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.
  8. When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
  9. A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
  10. Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.     
  11. Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.
  12. Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
  13. He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
  14. He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
  15. Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.     
  16. He sought to transform the grief that looks down into the grave by showing it the grief that looks up to the stars.
  17. People do not lack strength; they lack will.
  18. The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that one is loved; loved for oneself, or better yet, loved despite oneself.
  19. Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.
  20. Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.     
  21. Progress is the stride of God.
  22. Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.
  23. Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.     
  24. It is by suffering that human beings become angels.
  25. Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
  26. There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.
  27. There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.
  28. Excitement is not enjoyment: in calmness lies true pleasure. The most precious wines are sipped, not bolted at a swallow.
  29. The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring.
  30. Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
  31. When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.
  32. A great artist is a great man in a great child.     
  33. Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.     
  34. I have been loving you a little more every minute since this morning.
  35. Life is a flower of which love is the honey.
  36. There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering – a hell of boredom.
  37. Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.   



  On May 15th, 2019, YSU Ijevan Branch hosted a regional tennis match organized by the Department of Emergency Situations, Sports and Athletics.

The participants demonstrated strong and persistent competition. The village of Ptghavan of Noyemberyan region was remarkably active.

 Rita Karapetyan from Ptghavan Secondary School, took the first place in girls’ competition.

 Ani Adamyan from Ptghavan Secondary School and YSUIB Lecturer Varditer Poghosyan took the second and third place respectively.

 The boys’ competition was more interesting.  Lernik Safaryan, Director of Ptghavan Secondary School, Taron Babajanyan, Physical Education Teacher and Vahe Varshamyan, Graduate of Ijevan Branch of Yerevan State University, got to the final.

 Vahe Varshamyan took the first place with absolute advantage.

 Lernik Safaryan and Taron Babajanyan took the second and third places respectively.

 The winners were awarded with medals.