THE AXES OF INTERNATIONAL “THINK TANKS” ACTIVITY: STUDY OF YOUNG RESEARCHERS AT “AMBERD”
The presentation of the research conducted by the student of Master’s degree among “think tanks” of World's leading Universities took place today at ASUE “AMBERD” Research Center. They talked about the activity of “think tanks” of Hoover, Columbia, London Schools of Economics. The team of young researchers (the 2nd year students of Master’s Degree, International Economic Relations) studied and raised the goals, missions, ideology of each international “think tank” and the main component of the activity which they are guided by.
Note, that the Administration of ASUE “AMBERD” Research Center started a project involving students in research programs. The first program launched within the framework of “National Security Research” program headed by Vardan Atoyan, the Program’s Director, Candidate in Economics.
Ruzanna Tadevosyan, a member of the team, the 2nd year student of Master’s degree at the Department of Regulation of Economy
and International Economic Rеlations, presented the research by slide show, and in the interview with ASUE Media and Public Relations Division mentioned; “Our study conducted among the “think tanks” of International Universities will help us to invest the experience of these centers in our country. We have conducted deep and comprehensive research, paying attention to the principles on which the leading “think tanks” rely. We have planned to present the final result of the research on February”.
As the students noted there was one general principle for almost all “think tanks”, that is the ability to make the theoretical part applicable in practice.
Samvel Avetisyan, the Director of “AMBERD” Research Center, mentioned that the results of the research were quite interesting. The Director evaluated the students’ enthusiasm and interest in conducting research and highlighted a good attitude towards work. Samvel Avetisyan urged the researchers to outline the activities and mechanisms which would lead them and their work.
In the interview with our division the students mentioned that the results of their work were already visible and the most important was that methods were being developed to use their acquired knowledge in practice of ASUE “AMBERD” Research Center.
Vardan Atoyan, the Director of “National Security Research” program, Candidate in Economics, headed the team’s work, coordinating their work, regularly discussing problems and working directions. We tried to find out whether the Director was satisfied with the work the students had done.
“I think the work done up to this moment can be considered positive. The young researchers have done capacious work, as a result they have comprehensively studied the tasks given them. Of course there are still tasks to be done, particularly the sphere of “think tanks” of Armenian Universities should be studied, problems should be raised and specific recommendations should be made based on them. The students involved in the research should deal with these problems during the next one and a half months, at the same time taking into account the comments and suggestions regarding already done work.
I am sure the results of the research should be useful for both the researchers, through which they acquire new knowledge and research experience, and “AMBERD” Research Center as a research of national and international experience, the positive results of which can be put into practice of our University”; said Vardan Atoyan.
The previous publication regarding the start of the research project conducted by students is presented here http://www.asue.am/en/pages-220//ուսանողների-մասնակցությամբ-հետազոտական-ծրագրի-մեկնարկ-ամբերդ-կենտրոնի-կողմից-1208.
ASUE Media and Public Relations Division