ASUE Scientific-educational Laboratories Started to Work
4 Scientific-educational laboratories - “Financial Inclusion” /Director: Sergey Sukiasyan, Doctor of Sciences, Associate Professor/, “Monetary Policy and Economic Growth” /Director: Ashot Matevosyan, Doctor of Sciences, Professor/, “Innovative and Institutional Research” /Director: Atom Margaryan, PhD in Economics, Associate Professor/ and “Social Research” /Director: Elena Manukyan, PhD in Economics, Associate Professor/, have been established at Armenian State University of Economics.
Khoren Mkhitaryan, Head of Science and PhD Division, stated that scientific-educational laboratory is a team of Faculty staff, scientific workers, PhD students, students dealing with academic various research, the basis of which is the creation of an appropriate environment for the implementation of collective projects within the given Department /according to the Regulation on “Competition for Research Projects of Scientific-research Groups” approved by ASUE Scientific Board on March 26, 2014/.
Scientific-research laboratories are built on the principles of horizontal cooperation and become the basis for the growth of academic environments.
Our interview about the key directions, problems and perspectives of the scientific-educational laboratories is presented below:
-Mr. Mkhitaryan, please mention the necessity of establishing scientific-educational laboratories
As a result of analysis of the modern model of higher university education, the need for urgent development of institutional capacities of scientific and research activities becomes obvious in the conditions of exceptional sharp competition of educational services, which implies the establishment of scientific-educational laboratories for the integration of educational and scientific processes, aimed at raising the efficiency of fundamental and applied research, as well as the innovative potential in the field of scientific and scientific-research activity.
- And in general, what are the main problems facing research laboratories?
Implementation of scientific activities, research on national economic development issues, the analysis of national and international research publications in the field of economic mathematical modeling and quantitative assessment of the national economy, involving ASUE professors, students and PhD students in laboratory activities and using the outcomes of scientific research in educational process, preparation of new educational courses in Bachelor's and Master's degrees, as well as joint scientific research with foreign Universities' scientific centers are the main issues of ASUE scientific-educational laboratories, which are greatly highlighted. Particularly, “Innovative and Institutional Research” and “Social Research” laboratories are going to conclude a joint research agreement with our partner Swiss UMEF University aimed at carrying out international research in the mentioned spheres.
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