2019 events - MINERVA
MINERVA FIRST CONSORTIUM MEETING
On March 5-6, 2019, the first Consortium meeting and launching conference of ERASMUS+ CBHE «Strengthening Research Management and Open Science Capacities of HEIs in Moldova and Armenia» (MINERVA) project was held in Chișinău, Moldova. The participants of the meeting were the representatives of a number of higher education institutions from Armenia, Moldova, Belgium, France, Italy, and Spain. The representatives from Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences (YSULS) - Anna Chulyan, Head of Library (MINERVA YSULS Coordinator), and Hasmik Ghazaryan, Financial Manager, also participated in the meeting. The coordinator of the MINERVA project is the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova.
The participants mapped the project targets to be implemented within the coming three years, in particular, MINERVA overall plan and work packages, communication and dissemination strategy, quality control, roles and responsibilities of the project’s partners, and other issues on the agenda.
Anna Chulyan made a presentation entitled «Open Science in Armenia and YSULS». The financial issues, as well as other necessary prerequisites for the successful implementation of the Project were also discussed at the meeting.
TAX AND CUSTOM BENEFITS AND APPLICATION OF THE RA LAW «ON PURCHASES» BY HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
On April 19, 2019, a working meeting on Tax and Custom Benefits and application of the RA Law «On Purchases» by higher educational institutions that have got the EU funding was held at the Yerevan Brusov University of Languages and Social Sciences (YSULS). The event was initiated by the National Erasmus + Office in Armenia.
The representatives of 13 state, private and interstate higher educational institutions, the RA Ministry of Economic Development and Investments and the RA Ministry of Finance, the EU Delegation to Armenia, and National Center of Public Policy Research NGO participated in the meeting.
Hasmik Ghazaryan, the Head of Yerevan Brusov University of Languages and Social Sciences Financial Department, presented the YSULS experience in the filed of purchases and tax exemption.
The following issues were also discussed at the meeting:
- application of the RA Law «On Purchases» in the higher educational institutions that have got the EU funding,
- Tax and Custom benefits for the higher educational institutions involved in the EU-funded Erasmus + projects
The interlocutors also shared their experience and dwelled upon the urgent issues.
SPRINGER NATURE TRAINING ON «PUBLICATION PECULIARITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS» AT THE BRUSOV YSULS
On May 7, 2019, a training on «Publication peculiarities for international scientific journals» was held at the Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences by Daria Iovcheva, Springer Nature Licensing Manager. The representatives of the Higher Qualification Committee of the Republic of Armenia, a number of HEIs and Academic Centers, members of Electronic Library Consortium of Armenia also participated in the training. Daria Iovcheva presented the opportunity for Armenian scientific community to publish for free in Springer Nature journals. The following steps for successful article publication were discussed:
- how to choose a journal for the publication,
- how to write the abstract and structure the article,
- how to negotiate with the editor and peer reviewer,
- how to avoid mistakes in English.
Daria Iovcheva also recommended to use Springer journals suggester while making the decision which journal to apply. More relevant issues for further cooperation were discussed during the training.
ORCID (OPEN RESEARCHER AND CONTRIBUTOR ID)
On May 14, 2019, a workshop "Open Researcher and Contributor ID" was held at the Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences.
The training was held by Armine Vardanyan, the Library bibliographer.
The following items were considered at the workshop:
- How to register for an ORCID.
- How to fill up personal data.
- How to enter the articles into the database.
- How to generate ORCID with the international scientometric platforms.
The specific objective of such workshops is the personal development of researchers and leading to the Strengthening Research Management and Open Science capacities of Armenian HEIs.
Upon the completion of the workshop all the participants were offered an opportunity to practice the new skills and enter the identifier (ORCID).
STUDY VISIT TO UNIVERSITY CÔTE D'AZUR WITHIN THE FRAME OF MINERVA PROJECT
On 20-24 May 2019 the representatives of MINERVA Project partner universities visited the University Côte D'azur, France.
The visit was targeted at the training in the sphere of national and institutional policies on open science, regulations, processing and outcomes, open access and national framework of the EU partner universities - Mediterranean Regional Unit of Training to Scientific and Technical Information (Belgium), Guglielmo Marconi University (Italy), Côte D'azur University (France), University of Valencia (Spain), Nice Sophia Antipolis University (France).
Bella Margaryan, Vice-Rector for Education and Science Affairs of Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences, participated in the in-depth discussions which were mainly targeted at the vision of open science in Armenia and Moldova. The interlocutors also dwelled upon the processes of developing work packages and setting deadlines, work groups and persons in charge of holding planned trainings.
«ERASMUS + CBHE MINERVA – STRENGTHENING RESEARCH MANAGEMENT AND OPEN SCIENCE CAPACITIES OF HEIS IN MOLDOVA AND ARMENIA»
On June 27, 2019, «ERASMUS + CBHE MINERVA – Strengthening Research Management and Open Science Capacities of HEIs in Moldova and Armenia» project presentation was held at the Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences (YSULS) Library Conference Hall. The representatives of the YSULS subdivisions participated in the meeting. Anna Chulyan, the Head of the YSULS Library, welcomed the participants. Olesea Sirbu, Vice Rector for International Affairs, Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, Project Coordinator, presented the detailed plan of the Project. The participants considered the Project’s strategy, work packages and action plan, as well as the schedule for its implementation.
MINERVA Project plans to improve institutional HR policies throw a series of bylaw changes, to train the researchers for labor market and the society, and to facilitate their career development.