Yerevan State University Ijevan Branch



  On June 14, 2019, Russian-Armenian University hosted a conference of students and lecturers on the “Reliable Qualification Award” organized by the National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation within the framework of its 10th anniversary.

The conference (workshop) aimed to discuss the qualifications of the students and the student’s success in that context, to emphasize the role of the lecturer in the organization of effective training, to encourage researchers in their work, and to promote successful dissemination of experience.

 The conference was attended by lecturers and students, education quality professionals and education experts.

 More than 20 representatives from YSU Ijevan Branch took a part in the workshop, staff of YSUIB Professional Education Quality Assurance Department, members of administrative and professorial staff, and students.

 First and foremost, ANQA Director Ruben Topchyan welcomed the participants of the conference, assuring that the issues under discussion had solutions which ultimately would provide a positive result.

 Within the framework of the conference, the participants got acquainted with a successful experience of student progress planning, thematic issues.

The National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance focuses on the assurance of qualifications, promoting the HEIs’ quality assurance centers by bringing up the issue to the governing councils and taking action to address the problem.

 One of the indispensable components of the educational process’s effectiveness is the motivation of the lecturer and the student.  Due to a discussion with stakeholders, it became clear that the researcher could be the source of additional motivation for the lecturer.  According to the conference participants, HEIs should encourage lecturers who are studying the issues of learning, trying to find solutions to them.  Researcher will not only have his input in the development of ways to solve educational problems, but also gain recognition, which will provide additional motivation.

 Summing up the results of the conference, the ANQA Director noted that it has served its purpose.

Then an open discussion was held, sharp issues were spoken up, different approaches were expressed.  Such discussions bring some solutions and quality assurance.

 The events within the framework of the 10th anniversary of the ANQA will continue and will be summed up in the 10th general conference of the European Network of Higher Education Quality Assurance (ENQA) to be held in Yerevan in October.

 Conference agenda is available here.

The photos are available in the gallery.




YSU Ijevan Branch is pleased to share quotes by a renowned writer William Shakespeare.

  1. “My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break” 
  2. We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep”
  3. “Love like a shadow flies when substance love pursues
  4. Pursuing that that flies, and flying what pursues” 
  5. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
  6. All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages. Good night, good night!
  7. Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow. Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
  8. How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
  9. Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
  10. We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.
  11. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
  12. There is no darkness but ignorance.
  13. Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
  14. There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face. How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
  15. My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.
  16. Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue.
  17. Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.
  18. False face must hide what the false heart doth know. Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.
  19. If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men’s cottage princes’ palaces.
  20. Lawless are they that make their wills their law.
  21. ‘Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.
  22. Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes.
  23. Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.
  24. Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.
  25. Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.
  26. Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me.
  27. Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.
  28. Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.
  29. Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge.
  30. We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from… Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements.
  31. If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.
  32. Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.
  33. The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
  34. I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!
  35. There have been many great men that have flattered the people who ne’er loved them.
  36. I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.
  37. Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.
  38. There was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a glass.
  39. Now is the winter of our discontent.
  40. “Moderate lamentation is the right of the dead, excessive grief the enemy to the living.”
  41. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
    Than are dreamt of in your philosophy
  42. Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.”
  43. Men at some time are masters of their fates:
    The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
    But in ourselves, that we are underlings
  44. My words fly up, my thoughts remain below:
    Words without thoughts never to heaven go.”
  45. Young men’s love then lies
    Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.”
  46. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
    And therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind.”
  47. …be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.”
  48. Lord, what fools these mortals be!’
  49. There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.’
  50. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.’




  On June 13, 2019, YSU Ijevan Branch hosted a meeting with representatives of the Sculpture, Architecture, Environmental Annual International Festival, Ijevan platform, coordinator of the program, sculptor Gor Davtyan and his assistant, YSUIB Graduate Hovhannes Khachatryan.

The meeting was attended by the head of the Department of Professional  Education and Practice of YSUIB, internships supervisors, the coordinator of works with graduates and external stakeholders, interns-students and graduates.

The meeting aimed to discuss the involvement of YSUIB students in the International Festival.

During the discussion, an agreement was reached to start joint works from June 24.

 It should be noted that the international festival is organized by Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educomplex in Yerevan, supported by the RA Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Culture, Yerevan Municipality, regional administrations, urban and rural communities, the Faculty of Architecture, Yerevan State Art Academy, “The Sebastatsi” Foundation.

Details are available via the following link.

 You can find out the festival’s Ijevan platform via the following link.




On June 10, 2019, within the framework of the “Artistic Photography” course, YSU Ijevan Branch hosted photo exhibition of “Design” 3rd-year students.

 Arthur Aghababyan, lecturer at the Department of Decorative and Applied Arts and Design, tutor of “Artistic Photography” course delivered an opening speech.  He welcomed all visitors and participants of the exhibition and put forward the purpose of the exhibition.  “Since we had a very successful photo exhibition last year, we decided to organize once again and make it traditional”.

YSUIB Acting Director A. V. Tsutsulyan  welcomed the initiative and highlighted the organization of such events, emphasizing that they  motivate students to specialize in that direction.

 The exhibition included 3 best works from each student, selected jointly by the lecturer and the student within the framework of the “Artistic photography” course.

There were photos from daily life,  everyday situations.

The exhibition of photographic works made a great impression on the visitors.

The exhibition will last until June 15.

 We are looking forward to seeing you all.

The photos are available in the gallery.



“Do you understand anything in an Armenian? What an unusual, mysterious, and deceptive creature. Only a facade. And he himself, how to describe him? To seek his essence is wasted effort. You find it and immediately see that this is a facade again. He has a restless face and does not allow to picture himself.

His national image is also unusual. By number, Armenians are perhaps the smallest but superior to all with sufferings, the most ancient in time, the most unchanging in fate. The position of his country is the most disadvantageous, and an Armenian clings to his country harder than others.

How hopeless his future seems, but what hopes he has! Note that in life, he is completely unfamiliar with two things, two extremes – luck and despair. How do you know him, how do you measure him? His measure is an amazing balance in the extremes!

Look, is this Armenian, a bourgeois merchant, the pettiest of all creatures and the most well-fed of all animals? How ruthlessly he is humiliated – is he able to measure the high matters of our world? He won’t invest a penny in a public cause. And one day, you see that he died, having bequeathed his whole fortune to the society. Go ahead and understand what kind of a person he was.

Take a look at this porter. A real pack animal: shouldering a whole mountain, he bends and breaks his back. Does he work or destroy himself? Is it self-revenge, or what? Who is he angry with if he punishes himself? How much strength, how much diligence!

Take him as a servant in your house. Heartless, talentless, lazy. What’s on his mind? To collect some money to open his own shop. He wants to be not a servant but the owner of his business and his piece of bread. And now, an Armenian equals an owner… But have you seen him as a refugee? What a lazy beggar.

Offer the most profitable job, he will refuse. Let the community give, and he will eat. And he will die of hunger, silent, homeless, as if out of spite. And this is the same peasant who had fiercely dug the land yesterday, worked and squeezed everything out of it, pouring out his soul.

There is no other animal that works as hard in its field. He gathers the harvest as if he will live forever and won’t leave anything to anyone. But enter his hut – thieves, people, wolves, and dogs feed at his expense. They eat his bread as if from the table of the forefather Abraham.

Did you see his dwelling, this mole hole? But go around his country – what wonderful monasteries, grand fortresses, elegant khachkars (stone crosses)! Can we believe that he erected all this? Listen to his conversations – half of the curses are addressed to the Church and God.

He has flooded his country with churches, and he himself will not go in to pray even once a year. And in everyday life, he will not pray or preach his faith to others. Is it possible to believe that his history is the history of the greatest religious wars, that through the lips of Narekatsi, this non-praying tribe put prayer to the Lord above everything?

He does not tolerate rites, formalities, ranks, politeness. He is mostly a commoner. His Khrimyan Hayrik hated his Catholicos title most of all.

In diplomacy, an Armenian only cares about one thing – being sincere. He is so sincere and naive that he gives the impression of an undoubted fox and a hypocrite. While his neighbors, playing roles in the arena of this world, pretend to strike the enemy with an ax, the Armenian actually lowers an ax on the head. “But what about the truth?” concerned he is.

He is rustic and peaceful and suddenly rebellious and smashing like his epic’s hero David of Sasun. He cherishes and cringes under the heel of a stranger like his Vociferous Ohan. But as soon as extreme danger comes, he suddenly becomes a hero and rears up like a vishap (dragon).

Overall, he is kind: be nice to him, and he will give you everything. In general, he is your friend, but he pushes your friendship away. Where any other tribe can earn only love, an Armenian will find a way to cause hatred. He has the talent to cause hatred. However, he is envious to someone else’s luck like a vardapet (archimandrite).

If he quarrels with someone, he becomes vindictive like a camel. Every Armenian has another Armenian with whom he’ll be hostile until his death. This is his need. He does not recognize order and power neither in society, nor in the state, nor in ideas. As a democrat, he cannot come to a consensus: he is an unbearable troublemaker.

Where a revolution is, there is Armenian spirit. Belonging to a party, an Armenian is always inclined to extremes. He fights simultaneously on three fronts – against the Shah, against the Sultan, against the Tsar. However, every Armenian is a little Shirakatsi, like Don Quixote.

He saw the most terrible slaughter and did not realize anything. His orientation is in favor of what is currently absent. If he is near a Tatar, he’ll be waiting for a Russian. If a Russian comes, he turns his gaze to a European. If an Englishman comes, he again waits for a Russian. When the Russian comes, he does not accept him. Go ahead and try to understand – maybe he wants to create his own state…

The essay of an outstanding Armenian writer

Derenik Demirchian

 “The Armenian”