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YSULS numerous SMART students, only the Center was missing…. Yerevan Brusov State University of Lang

On September 18th, 2019 the official opening of the SMART Caffe took place at Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences within the frame of Erasmus+ KA2 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education “Fostering University-Enterprise Cooperation and Entrepreneurship of Students via SMART Cafes” (SMART) project (

SMART project is funded by the European Union. Besides Armenia, Moldova and Belarus are the beneficiaries of the project as well. The aim of the project is to encourage students, graduates, researchers, boost their ideas and entrepreneurial skills as well as reinforce the cooperation between universities and employers. The functions of YSULS SMART Caffe and Career Center are aimed to create a mutual co-working space for youth, that will allow to introduce new ideas, start-up suggestions and projects, start business.

The establishing and furnishing the SMART Caffe have arrived to complete the list of those projects that in recent 5 years have been initiated and realized through efforts of Tigran Sahakyan, YSULS graduate and already a good friend of students. It was a great honor to host Tigran Sahakyan during the opening ceremony.

Dr. Karine Harutyunyan, the Rector of Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences had an opening speech. Appreciating the interrelationship between universities, graduates and YSULS Graduates Association Dr. Harutyunyan emphasized the main idea of her speech with a slogan “The University is strong due to its graduates”.

The opening ceremony was proceeded with conversation between Tigran Sahakyan, the faithful friend, graduate and benefactor of the University and the youth, students from Yerevan as well as schoolchildren from regions. Tigran Sahakyan displayed a lecture called “How to start your business”.

At the end of the meeting was the awarding ceremony of the Essay contest that had earlier been announced by “Tigran Sahakyan” Foundation. 10 students and graduates of YSULS got certificates and cash rewards for winning the Essay contest with the title “I am Rich, as I …”

The opening of SMART center was the proof to the comment given by one of the volunteer students: “We have numerous SMART students, only the center was missing”.

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