A NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL CONTESTS TO BE HELD IN ARMENIA

YEREVAN, March 20. / ARKA /. Samvel Harutyunyan, chairman of the State
Committee on Science, said today a number of international research
and scientific competitions will be announced in Armenia in 2013.

"We have signed a cooperation agreement with the Russian Fund Skolkovo;
we also plan a Romanian-Armenian and an Armenian-Belarusian scientific
competitions, as well as national scientific competitions," Harutyunyan
said during a meeting with reporters on Wednesday.

Among the promising programs in 2013 Harutyunyan singled out a contest
for applied projects which will be co-financed by private sector,
competitions to support post-graduate studies and for the purchase
of scientific equipment.

Speaking of last year he said 25 post-graduate students received
funding under Graduate Studies Support Program, 10 applications
received funding under the guarantee of the Armenian-German joint
tender. Harutyunyan said that despite the challenges, Armenia's
science progressed, and the trust towards Armenian science increased.

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From: A. Papazian