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Open Call for Participation of Young Researchers and Companies in Research Projects – NUACA, Yerevan

Seismic Resilience Research and Development Unit

Seismic Resilience Research and Development Unit, has open calls for researchers and companies in two new international research projects:

  • Effectiveness of structural system of strengthened buildings in seismic regions taking into account soil dynamic parameters
  • Designing an Appropriate Alarm System for Monitoring the Condition of Reservoir Dams

Duration of the research projects: 15 April 2021 – 15 April 2022

Target group:

  • Individuals – MSc or PhD Students
  • Companies from construction industry

What we offer

  • Geophysical equipment for recording the velocity of soil Vs shear waves
  • Various non-destructive testing equipment for concrete
  • Equipment for detection of rebar, measurement of protective cover and diameter size of the rebar
  • Opportunity to work in an international research team and improve research skills;
  • Contacts with partner institutions from the industry sector, involved in project implementation.

Criteria for participation in the Research projects

  • MSc or PhD student in Structural engineering or Geotechnical engineering;
  • Software skills: AutoCAD, Excel, Lira-SAPR;
  • English proficiency;
  • Desire to learn and exchange with peers in international environment;
  • Create a profile and take an active part in our collaborative-innovative platform.

How to apply

Individual researchers

  • Motivation letter;
  • Letter of reference for young researches working at companies;
  • Formal document proofing that a person is civil engineering or architecture student.

Companies

  • Motivation letter;
  • Company profile

Registration deadline: 05/04/2021 

Interested participants can submit documents via e-mail: gavetisyan@nuaca.am

Selection process of individual candidates

  • Provided documents and in-person interviews with candidates

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Open Call for participation of Young Researchers and Companies in Research projects – NPUA, Yerevan

NPUA/IIAP Cooperative R&D Unit

NPUA/IIAP Cooperative R&D Unit, has open calls for researchers and companies in two new international research projects:

  • Astronomical Objects Classification
  • Performance Optimization System for Hadoop and Spark Frameworks

Duration of the research projects: 15 April 2021 – 15 April 2022

Target group

  • Individuals – MSc or PhD Students
  • Companies from IT industry

What we offer

  • Hybrid HPC and BD infrastructures providing predictable execution of scientific applications using owner-centric HPC;
  • Resource sharing Grid computing;
  • On-demand Cloud computing paradigm
  • Opportunity to work in international research team and improve research skills;
  • Contacts with partner institutions from the industry sector, involved in project implementation.

Criteria for participation in the Research projects

  • MSc or PhD student in Mathematics, Computer science or Physics;
  • Software skills: Linux OS, Phyton, Shell programming;
  • Basic knowledge on Big Data and Machine Learning
  • English proficiency;
  • Desire to learn and exchange with peers in an international environment;
  • Create a profile and take active part of our collaborative-innovative platform.

How to apply

Individual researchers

  • Motivation letter;
  • Letter of reference for young researches working at companies.

Companies

  • Motivation letter;
  • Company profile

Registration deadline: 05/04/2021 

Interested participants can submit documents via e-mail: dtc-rdu-info@polytechnic.am.

Selection process of individual candidates

  • Provided documents and in-person interviews with candidates.

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7th Management Committee Meeting

The 7th Management Committee Meeting was held on January 27, 2021, and it took place online, using the online conferences platform Zoom. A summary report of the annual progress report for second project year was presented , as well as the structure, staff and visibility on website by all of the Cooperative R&D Units. The result of the implementation of the open calls was discussed. Summary of the Pilot Research Projects (Use of purchased equipment) and preparation the Call for participation of young researchers was given. Furthermore, other topics connected with quality control, communication, dissemination and exploitation of project results were covered as well.

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Training and Coaching of Cooperative R&D Units’ staff

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 1st online R&D Workshop for training and coaching of Cooperative R&D Units’ staff was held by video-conferencing tools on September 16, 2020 at 11:00 CET. Each Representative from the R&D Center commented that this session is very important in understanding some key aspects of the strategic documents and they shared some of challenges they face when writing these documents, especially lack of expertise in preparing
strategic business documents. It was also proposed to have individual sessions with the staff of each R&D Unit, both academic and industry staff members included, so the draft strategic documents can be improved and completed.

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1st Workshop for Research projects

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 1st online R&D Workshop “Preparation of applications for Research projects – First meeting” took place online using the online conferences platform Zoom, on September 9, 2020 at 12:00 CET.
On the workshop for R&D projects, partners presented ideas for a R&D projects developed in the R&D Units. The ideas had to be prepared by R&D Unitс (2 projects per Unit) with participation of at least one other partner from All4R&D consortium. The projects had to implement the purchased equipment for the R&D Units. Some ideas were already presented at 2nd Workshop and 3rd MC Meeting in Bochum, but at this seminar more mature proposals were expected and presented.
The proposal for preparation of the first draft of potential participation of Program Countries institutions (UKIM, IECE, RUB, UVA and WUS) in Research Projects presented by R&D Unites in Project Countries, was accepted.

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Thematic LLL-Courses Online Workshop

Following the past two online seminars, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 1st Thematic LLL Courses Workshop was organized by video-conferencing tools, and was held during the period of June 3 to June 4, 2020.
Each teacher had an opportunity to shortly present the course, followed by a short discussion. It was planned to reserve 8 minutes for presentation, per course. The presentation template was sent by e-mail, and they were up to 5 slides. The courses were divided by groups, during the two days.

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LLL Courses – proposals

Following the past online seminar, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2nd online seminar “LLL Courses – proposals” was held by video-conferencing tools, on May 20, 2020 at 13:00. During the seminar, representatives of all institutions had the opportunity to give a short overview of their proposed courses. Presentation with all proposed courses was prepared by the coordinator and distributed to all partners before the meeting.

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LLL Courses and Innovative Teaching/Training Practices – Ideas and Challenges

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some of the activities planned for the WP2-3rd Workshop in Skopje were organized by video-conferencing tools on April 15, 2020 at 12:00. On the meeting first draft of the 50 LLL courses and 35 innovative practices were presented by all partners. The courses should carry a workload equivalent of 2 ECTS. An online webinar, will be organized, during the second week of May 2020. Partners decided that the learning platform which will be used for the courses’ implementation will be Moodle, which provides other learning tools except ppt
presentations.

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3rd Meeting with R&D Units Management

On 13 April 2021 a 3rd Meeting with R&D Units Management was held.
On the meeting the second call results were discussed and candidates were selected.
On the second call 21 courses were offered and 1 innovative practice organized as independent workshop by the Ruhr University Bochum research school.
It was agreed that the courses will be held in the next 2 months, namely from 5th May till 26th June 2021. The total number of applicants received through the online registration form was 197.

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Developing and Implementing Potential Academia-Industry Alliances

Brief Summary and Key Points:

  • Vice-rector Ruben Aghgashyan delivered a welcoming address on behalf of NPUA management and noted that the Cooperative R&D Unit being created within the framework of the All4R&D project, as well as the research projects planned for implementation in it, have an exceptional importance to build capacity of the University in terms of expanding cooperation with the industry. In addition, it was indicated that cooperation will also develop between units within the University.
  • Programme Coordinator of the Erasmus+ office in Armenia Lana Karlova emphasized her readiness to support in every possible way capacity building projects, including All4R&D project, which contribute to the development of educational and research infrastructure not only in individual universities, but also in the country as a whole.
  • Prof. Margarov, in his core presentation, recalled the plan for creating the R&D Unit and focused on synergy with other Erasmus+ projects as part of the creation of a single Center of Excellence in Digital Technologies. He reported on the Joint research proposal from universities of Armenia, Russia and Belarus submitted for funding by National Authorized Bodies, as well as 2 joint research proposals from universities of
    Armenia and Russia are being prepared for submission for funding.
  • Director of the Institute, Dr. Hrachya Astsatryan and Dr. Sergey Abrahamyan described in detail the research projects presented by the IIAP NAS RA.
  • NUACA representative Gohar Avetisyan presented in detail Research Projects proposed for implementation in the new R&D Unit.
  • This was followed by a Q & A session and a keen interested discussion in which many representatives of the information technology industry took an active part.

Notable quotes:

  • R&D Unit The unit creates good prospects for cooperation not only between the University and industry, but also between departments within the University.
  • Joint participation of students of various levels in research projects will contribute to the development of practical skills, including teamwork.
  • Cooperative R&D Unit will create truly universal innovative zone, which will be designed to provide a convenient and effective opportunity of modern research, development and education.
  • With this kind of cooperation employers will have the wider opportunity to participate actively in shaping the human resources of Armenia and high-level selection of specialists for employment.
  • Such events with the participation of representatives of universities and industry should be carried out more often, perhaps in a narrower and more targeted format, as well as in a less formal setting.

Comments and Observations:

Both universities and industrial enterprises are extremely interested in expanding cooperation for research, development and education. Involving students and teachers in cooperative research projects with the industry and foreign partners can allow not only developing research, development and education, but also solving the staff problems of companies, especially small and medium-sized companies in the private sector based on international best practices.
Digital technologies and information infrastructure equipped with modern computers is the right way for the development of multilateral and multidisciplinary cooperation between the academy and industry.
Sophisticated and reasonable digitalisation of research and education is intended to promote harmonious innovative development at the national and international levels.

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