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The Center for Veterinary Education Excellence was officially opened at the Armenian National Agrarian University.

29.04.2022

RA Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Vahram Dumanyan, deputy minister MESCS Karen Trchunyan, deputy minister of Economy Tigran Gabrielyan, Director of the Center for Education Projects PIU of RA MESCS Grisha Hovhannisyan, representatives of the World Bank, students and university lecturers took part in the solemn event. It should be noted that the Center for Veterinary Education Excellence was established with the co-financing of the World Bank and with the support of the "Center for Educationl Projects" PIU within the framework of the "Education Improvement" credit project. It will contribute to the training of competitive specialists in the field through professional education and the strengthening of the university-labor market connection, as well as will be a serious impetus for the reform and modernization of educational and scientific processes in the field. The Center of Excellence will also provide students with the opportunity to equip themselves with practical skills, implement science programs, and provide educational and training services to farmers and practicing veterinarians. The center has three main departments: a modern veterinary simulation department, a clinic and educational classrooms. Equipped with modern veterinary molds and devices, this innovative training center is a completely new word in the fields of veterinary education, science, research and services. Reconstruction and furnishing works of the large floor of the center in Aresh subsidiary building started in 2019. It was established with the financial support of the World Bank on the basis of a grant agreement under the Center for Education Projects PIU's" Education Improvement" credit project.
Congratulating the participants on the opening of the center, minister of MESCS Vahram Dumanyan stressed the importance of the development of agro-technological direction in our country.
"We must do everything possible to increase competition in this area, so that young people strive to study at the Agrarian University in the most important professions for us. The sphere of veterinary medicine and animal husbandry is very important for our country today. We should have qualified personnel who will be armed with modern knowledge and skills. “The opening of this center is aimed at solving this problem”; the minister said, thanking all the parties that have contributed to the establishment of the center.
Deputy Minister of Economy Tigran Gabrielyan, in his turn, noted the importance of having a center of excellence just at the Armenian National Agrarian University. "Veterinary medicine is not only a theoretical profession; it requires practical knowledge. I am sure that the center's activity will contribute to the development of students' practical skills".
ANAU Rector Vardan Urutyan congratulated all the interested parties and first of all the students on the opening of the center and noted that all the preconditions for receiving high-quality, competitive education have been created here. The Rector thanked all the supporting institutions, including the Center for Education Projects PIU of MESCS and the World Bank. The Rector handed a letter of thanks of the Agrarian University to Grisha Hovhannisyan, director of the Center for Education Projects PIU.
The Rector noted with satisfaction the fact that among young people applying for admission to the Agrarian University these days, the share of those who prefer the profession of a veterinarian has significantly increased as compared to last year.
On the occasion of Veterinarian Day and the people who contributed to the establishment of the center, letters of thanks were awarded, and a number of university lecturers were awarded gold medals and letters of thanks.
 

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