ArmInfo. The "Neuroscience for Healthy Brain Aging - COBRAIN" program of the Center for Translation Studies of Chronic Neurodegenerative Diseases of Armenia will allow for closer cooperation with European universities and research centers and introduce the best international experience in Armenia. Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan said this at the first meeting of the COBRAIN program participants.
"The English philosopher Francis Bacon said that knowledge is power, and this key idea should play the role of a guiding compass for every country that looks to the future and follows the path of success. Today it is more than relevant. It is important that we make the best use of the opportunities of EU program "Horizon 2020". For us, the development path of universities as research and educational centers of excellence is also important. I am sure that COBRAIN will serve precisely this purpose, contributing not only to neurogenization, but also to the development of research skills and abilities of graduates of Yerevan State Medical University, "Avinyan said, the government press service informs.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the COBRAIN program will ensure closer cooperation with leading European universities and research centers and introduce the best international experience in Armenia. "One of the priorities of the Armenian government is high-quality human capital, which is a precondition for inclusive economic development. I hope that thanks to the implementation of the COBRAIN program, Armenian doctors working abroad will express a desire to return to their homeland and develop medicine in Armenia. 90% of brain diseases today are incurable, and this has become a challenge for the whole world, including for Armenia, which is why this program aimed at developing neurosurgery is of strategic importance for our country, " Deputy Prime Minister stressed.
It should be noted that in 2019, Armenia, being represented by Yerevan Medical University named after Mkhitar Heratsi was first recognized as the winner of the HORIZON 2020 Twinning program.