What We Do
The annual Presidential awards for IT are given to the top students showing excellent achievements in their studies and research work and serve as a strong incentive for the Armenian youth to further enhance their expertise and keep the long lasting traditions of engineering excellence.
Established in 2005, and with the approval of Armenia’s President Robert Kocharyan, Synopsys entered into an agreement with the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund to establish the Annual Educational Awards for the best IT students in Armenia. The president established a special committee to manage the program. The Annual Educational Awards are financed by Synopsys Armenia CJSC.
The top students from National Polytechnic University of Armenia (NPUA), Yerevan State University (YSU), Engineering College of the American University of Armenia (AUA), Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University (RAU) and European Regional Academy (ERA), as well as the top high school students from A. Shahinyan Physical and Mathematical Secondary School under the auspices of YSU, Quantum College, Anania Shirakatsi Armenian National Lyceum, NPUA Yerevan High School, Photon College of Gyumri, Evrika Vanadzor Special School of Physics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educational Complex and Ayb High School may participate in the contest.
The awards are given to the best students from each university and high school in each of the following categories:
- Grand Prix
- Best PhD Student
- Best Master Student
- Best Bachelor Student
- Best Diaspora Student
- Best Female student
- Best high school student