President Serzh Sargsyan visited today the Branch of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) in Yerevan which has been established as part of an interstate agreement. Accompanied by Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan, RA Education and Science Minister Armen Ashotyan, the Minister of RA Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations, Armen Yeritsyan, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the MSU Branch in Yerevan, RA Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, RA NAS President Radik Martirosyan, MSU Rector Victor Sadovnichy, Ivan Volynkin, RF ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the RA, and by the branch leadership, the President toured the newly-opened educational institution, familiarized himself with its activities, teaching conditions and educational programs.
The Yerevan branch has mainly employed qualified professionals from Moscow. In the 2015-16 academic year, the university is attended by 65 students; 15 are state-financed and 50 study on a contractual bases. Courses are conducted in five professions – Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Law, Journalism, Linguistics and International Relations.
Joined by the faculty, students, their parents and other guests, Armenia’s president listened to the speeches on the branch’s kickoff activities made by RA Education and Science Minister Armen Ashotyan and MSU Rector Victor Sadovnichy at the university hall. In their welcoming remarks, they congratulated the university students on the start of the academic year, wished them success and attached importance to the entry of a new educational institution, Moscow State University, into Armenia’s education system.
At the end of the visit, Serzh Sargsyan had a private conversation with MSU Rector Victor Sadovnichy.