On October 31, the Institute of Informatics and Automation Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of RA hosted Gintautas Dzemyda, Chief of Division of Technical Sciences of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, director of the VU Institute of Data Science and Digital Technologies, professor, academician.
During the meeting, there was an exchange of ideas and speeches on cooperation between the two institutes.
The final conference held in October this year was a concluding step towards the completion of the All4R&D Erasmus+ project "Promoting the Academia-Industry Alliances for Research and Development through Collaborative and Open Innovatiօn Platform
The main aim of the project was to accelerate research, innovation, knowledge and technology transfer in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Armenia through enhancing strategic academia-industry alliances.
The specific project objectives are:
- To reinforce existing and to establish new university structures – Cooperative R&D Units together with industry; partners in the areas of knowledge creation and transfer, research and innovation, commercialisation of R&D results;
- To develop a methodology for collaboration and open innovation and establish web based platform focusing on knowledge transfer, innovation and networking potential;
- To test and review the model of collaboration between universities and companies through pilot projects;
- To enhance career development and employability of students and alumni by offering new and innovative opportunities in research and education.
During the working meetings and mutual visits of the project, the experience of conducting R&D projects was studied at the Ruhr University (Bochum, Germany) and at the University of Vaasa (Finland).
The creation of a universal platform for university-industry cooperative cooperation was chosen as a means of realizing the main goal of the project. Within the project 50 professional courses have been developed divided into 6 fields.
As a result of the project, in 2021, a joint R&D center was founded at the National Polytechnic University of Armenia between the Institute of Informatics and Automation Problems of NAS RA and NPUA which will allow IIAP to implement new R&D projects with both NPUA and other universities.
On October 27-28
the Center for Scientific Information Analysis and Monitoring
(CSIAM) of the Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems
of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia
is holding its third international autumn school titled “Modern Trends in Science: Scientometrics”. The course offers training in quantitative analysis and assessment of science, as well as new developments and trends in bibliometric methods and indicators.
Currently, scientometrics is widely used to analyze and evaluate developments in science while providing decision makers with the necessary tools to assess cientific results and productivity.
Thus, sound knowledge in scientometrics becomes vital for both researchers to familiarize themselves with retrieving, handling and understanding bibliometric data, as well as policy makers to make substantiated research analysis, monitoring and assessment.
The participants of the CSIAM Autumn School will gain theoretical and practical knowledge about scientometrics from internationally renowned experts in the field.
Since 2010, CSIAM has successfully organized two international schools (in 2014 and 2018), enabling many students and researchers to acquire relevant skills and knowledge in the field of scientometrics.
A separate workshop will be organized with the journal editors relating to the issues of promoting Armenian scientific journals and indexing them in international scientific databases.Main topics
- Definition and history of bibliometrics, scientometrics and informetrics
- Introduction to WOS and Scopus databases
- Fake practices in science
- Assessment of research performance
- Introduction to journal impact measures
- Best practices of bibliometric applications and services: using bibliometrics for decision making
- Introduction and practical application of alternative metrics
- Open science movement
At the EaPConnect Project Team meeting
, Hrachya Astsatryan, the director of Institute for Informatics and Automation Promlems presented the efforts and initiatives Armenian NREN Asnet-Am takes to ensure it's #sustainability through strong collaborations with both local user groups and international leading partners, using capacities and services empowered also by EAPConnect project
and GÉANT Community