ASUE Representatives Discussed the Technical and Software Issues of Implementing MINERVA Project at the University of Valencia

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On November 5-8, 2019, Tatul Mkrtchyan, Vice Rector for Science, Nerses Gevorgyan, coordinator of MINERVA project at our University, Head of Quality Assurance Division, Yevgenya Bazinyan, Head of the Postgraduate Division, Davit Khurshudyan, collaborator of Electronic Equipment Maintenance and Software Division, visited the University of Valencia, Spain, within the frames of the EU “Erasmus +” KA2 project “Strengthening Research Management and Open Science Capacities Of HEIs in Moldova and Armenia (MINERVA).

Yevgenya Bazinyan told asue.am the details of the visit: noting that this visit was essential as almost all issues related to the implementation of the project were discussed.

Our colleague stated that it’s planned to create a repository at the partner Universities (4 Armenian Universities are the project members) within the frames of MINERVA project aimed at making the outcomes of the University’s scientific activities more accessible to the public. The latter should include all the results of the University's scientific and research activities: theses, articles, conference materials, dissertations, books, etc.

At the same time it’s planned to create a system of anti-plagiarism (database, software, service infrastructure), as well as the development and introduction of the concept of academic kindness.

Let’s recall, the project aimed at creating and strengthening technical and content infrastructure in the field of research, introduction of a program fighting against plagiarism and academic ethics, research base creation and introduction. The project is implemented in Moldova and Armenia. Here are the project participants in Armenia: the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Republic of Armenia (MOES), Armenian State University of Economics (ASUE), Yerevan State University (YSU), Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences (YSULS) and Yerevan State Medical University (YSMU). Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova coordinates the project.

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