Monday, June 5 2017 13:54
Naira Badalian

Center of Excellence opening took place in Polytechnic University

Center of Excellence opening took place in Polytechnic University

ArmInfo. Center of Excellence  opening took place in Polytechnic University. The center was  co-founded by Schneider Electric, the world-renowned French company  and Russia-based Tashir Group of Companies. Armenian President Serzh  Sargsyan also participated the opening ceremony, according to the  head of the state press service. 

Accompanied by RA Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan,  Tashir Group President Samvel Karapetyan, Schneider Electric Company  President for the CIS Johan Vanderplaets, Chairman of the Board of  Directors of Electric Networks of Armenia Karen Darbinyan, other  officials, and French Ambassador to Armenia Jean-Francois Charpente,  the President of the Republic made a tour of the new center,  inspecting the work done so far, the conditions and the possibilities  of this state-of-the-art high-tech center.

The Center of Excellence is being opened in Yerevan in the presence  of President of Armenia three months after the signing in Paris of a  memorandum of cooperation between Electric Networks of Armenia, a  subsidiary of Tashir Group, and the French Company. The memorandum  was signed on March 8, 2017 on the sidelines of President Serzh  Sargsyan's official visit to France.  According to Schneider Electric  Company President for the CIS Johan Vanderplaets statement, already  in Yerevan while signing the memorandum on cooperation in Armenian  National Polytechnic Institute, any company which plans to work  successfully, has one global problem-the lack of engineers. "which is  why it is profitable for us to cooperate with  first-rate  universities that prepare highly qualified personnel who, being  familiar with the technology, with our company, may become employees  of Schneider Electric in the future, "he said. It is also important  that Armenia is the only country in the region that has gained such  trust. There are no agreements on cooperation with Schneider Electric  either in Azerbaijan or Georgia. Among the partner universities, in  addition to Russian universities, only the universities of Ukraine,  Belarus and Kazakhstan.

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