PENNSYLVANIA STATE SENATOR MIKE BRUBAKER WAS HOSTED AT ASUE
The Rector of Armenian State University of Economics, Doctor of Economics, Professor Koryun Atoyan, the Vice-Rector of Science and International Relations Gagik Vardanyan hosted Pennsylvania State Senator Mike Brubaker at our University today, who was accompanied by the Manager of “Management Style: Professional and Personal Relations” project Arsen Nikoghosyan. The Head of ASUE Media and Public Relations Division Gohar Gevorgyan and the Head of International Relations Division Vard Ghukasyan also took part in the meeting with the Senator.
ASUE Rector Koryun Atoyan thanked Mike Brubaker for visiting Armenian State University of Economics and presented the University’s past way, present, as well as future challenges, underlining that the University of Economics had prepared a number of graduates, who were presented in different fields of the country. “Today our University tries to develop in all directions”, said the Head of the University, mentioning the steps directed to the modernization of educational programs implemented in the University, development of scientific research activity, internationalization of the University, improvement of the building and reformation of several other directions. At the same time the Rector was interested in cooperation with American Universities: especially exchange programs of lecturers and students, opportunities of implementing joint studies and researches.
ASUE Vice-Rector of Science and International Relations Gagik Vardanyan presented the steps implemented by the University to make it as a Scientific Research Center, stressing the innovative step of creating Research Center at the University, as well as mentioning the fields, which should become a subject for research. “We have a good scientific basis, which should be developed”, said Gagik Vardanyan, adding that it would be interesting to implement researches joint with American Universities.
Senator Brubaker expressed gratitude for the warm reception, mentioning that it’s a great honor for him to be hosted at Armenian State University of Economics. He presented the education system at their state, reflecting the Universities’ activity and underlined that the education field was at the first place in 90 percent of the state budget expenditures . In response to ASUE Rector’s question to cooperate with American Universities the Senator assured that many of their Universities would like to cooperate with the University of Economics, so he would try to find out which of those Universities were interested in cooperation with this Armenian University.
“Our nation have many values and one of them is friendship. I am sure that our future meetings will turn into a friendship”, mentioned Koryun Atoyan at the meeting with the Senator.
The Senator also mentioned that he had already managed to admire Armenian warm hospitality, about which he would speak during the lecture which was planned to be held on after the return.
ASUE Administration organized a tour around the University at the end of the meeting, presenting the guests the University’s yard and other projects being implemented at this moment.
ASUE Media and Public Relations Division