Armenia has one of the world’s highest chess grandmaster density per million people according to this map posted on Reddit. Continue reading “Armenia’s Chess Grandmaster Density among World’s Highest”
An innovative, open media studio in the heart of Yerevan opened its doors to Armenian teenagers on August 14, 2011. Today, a year later, the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies has much to boast about, including a creative contribution to the official video for a world-class musician – Serj Tankian. Continue reading “Tumo Center of Creative Technologies Marks 1 Year Anniversary with Acheivements”
A group of young academics have been demanding an increase to state subsidization of science and education in Armenia. They have created a Facebook group, organized a number of discussions to formulate and put forward their demands.
President of Armenia met the group last year and said instead of demanding an increase of funding, the young scientists should think of better utilizing the funding available to them already. This is surely, a valid statement.
However, a new article in New York Times adds a bit of perspective to the situation with state funding of science and education in Armenia.
According to NYT, Philip Altbach and his colleagues at the Center for International Higher Education have examined academic salaries, contracts and benefits in publicly funded universities in 28 countries, including Armenia. Continue reading “Entry Level Professors Worth Only $405 in Armenia”
Students at a school in Hartashen village of Syunik region claim, that the village mayor has raped a 14-year old student of the the school. Continue reading “Village Mayor Accused of Raping 14 Year-Old Student”
The American University of Armenia will start offering bachelor’s degree courses starting from 2013. AUA – considered to be the best educational institution in Armenia, has only been offering post-graduate degrees over the 20 years of its existence. Continue reading “American University of Armenia to launch bachelor’s degree courses”