On April 25 “IPSC Scholarship 2013” research papers were presented at IPSC office.

The following 4 works had been selected for the second round:

  1. “Adaptation problems of Sirian-Armenians in Armenia after 2011”
  2. “The perception of freedom as a value among the youth in Yerevan and Stepanakert”
  3. “The organisation of the future”
  4. “The Armenian features for provision of higher education quality”.

The applicants were given 7-10 minutes for presentation of their research paper and 20 minutes for discussion.

As a result “Adaptation problems of Sirian-Armenians in Armenia after 2011” research paper was awarded for the “IPSC Scholarship 2013” presented by Hasmik Ter-Grigoryan, MA 1st year student at the department of Arabian studies, the faculty of Oriental studies, YSU.

The key goals of the research paper are to find out the objective and subjective causes for migration, study the policies and mechanisms for integration of Sirian-Armenians in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabagh Republic, and reveal the main obstacles for integration of Sirain-Armenians in Armenian society. Among the objectives are to study the steps implemented by the RA Government, civil society and international organisations and the efficiency of those steps. It is anticipated to conduct opinion polls among the settled Sirian-Armenians in Armenia and Karabagh.

The scholarship of 365,000 AMD is awarded for the period of 6 month. Upon successful completion the researcher will present the results on annual “Student Scientific Society Conference” of the faculty of Sociology, YSU in November, 2013.

We congratulate Hasmik Ter-Grigoryan for being awarded “IPSC Scholarship 2013” and wish her success in her research work.