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American University of Armenia  
On December 7, 1988 an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale rolled through the former Soviet Republic of Armenia, killing 25,000 people and leaving another 500,000 homeless. The human tragedy and economic devastation shocked the world and opened the Republic to unprecedented international humanitarian and technical assistance. In the aftermath of the earthquake, many Western specialists in the field of earthquake engineering visited Armenia and had the opportunity to interact with their Armenian counterparts. It was during one such meeting in 1989 that the idea of an American style technical university in Armenia was proposed by Yuri Sarkissian, then rector of the Yerevan Polytechnic Institute, to Armen Der Kiureghian, Professor of Civil Engineering of the University of California at Berkeley, as a way to establish a new foundation for education and training in Armenia. The idea soon evolved into the specific goal of founding a graduate university based on the American model. What followed was a period of steadfast effort led by two earthquake engineering professors, Mihran Agbabian of the University of Southern California and Armen Der Kiureghian of the University of California at Berkeley. The vision of an American graduate university in Armenia soon became a goal to which other academics in America and Armenia lent their support. The late Professor Stepan Karamardian, formerly Dean of the Graduate School of Management at the University of California at Riverside, soon joined the Agbabian and Der Kiureghian team early on. The team then approached the Armenian government and several organizations seeking support for the achievement of the stated goal. The American University of Armenia became a reality thanks to the steadfast support of the Armenian government and two major institutions in the United States: the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) and the University of California (UC). From the very beginning, the government of Armenia ¾ and specifically the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences (now the Ministry of Education and Science) ¾ provided logistical and financial support for the establishment of the University. Despite the significant political and economic changes occurring in Armenia during the period from 1989 to 1991, the Ministry delivered its unwavering assistance facilitating steps and removing hurdles. AGBU agreed early on to underwrite a major share of the operational funding necessary to launch the University. From the outset, AUA also benefited from a vital working relationship with the University of California. When approached for its technical assistance, David P. Gardener, then President of the University of California, responded by appointing a task force, chaired by then Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs William R. Frazer, to explore the feasibility of UC's participation in this undertaking. The task force visited Armenia in July 1990. A year later, the Regents of the University of California unanimously agreed to an affiliation with the University. Based on this affiliation, UC lends valuable technical support and educational experience in the growth of the American University of Armenia, collaborating in the preparation of a cadre of faculty and participating in the development of a program of exchange and cooperation.

Mehrabyan Medical Institute and Medical College  
Welcome to Yerevan Medical Institute after Mehrabyan which is a higher educational establishment permanent licensed by Ministry of Health and Ministry of Science and Education of Republic of Armenia. The Institute carries out higher (the faculty of dentistry, the faculty of pharmacy) and secondary education (midwifery science, nursing care, dental mechanic science, pharmacy, cosmetics and art of cosmetology) medical program syllabus, that is trains doctors and medium-level medical personnel. The strict medical direction of the educational establishment, in our opinion, gives an opportunity to concentrate all the working and material resources for the organization of qualitative and deep study of the subject. Studies are held in our bases, laboratories, lecture – rooms of the Institute, foremost clinics and the best hospitals of Armenia. The Institute cooperates with famous foreign companies and realizes scientific and educational projects with them. The Institute is proud of its academic staff: highly skilled doctors, experienced teachers which guarantee the educational level corresponds to world standards. Not only Armenian, but students from foreign countries study at the Medical Institute after Mehrabyan, too. New – comers are attracted not only by the high level education and accessible price of studies, but also by hospitality of people, surprising ancient history and culture, unique architectural monuments of our country. As a doctor I must mention, that it’s a very responsible profession and our work, isn’t limited only by working hours. The saint duty of a doctor is to help and treat ill and suffering people day and night. If you are courageous, responsible and diligent, choose the nicest, human and prestigious profession.

Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) State University  
RAU offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. We offer innovative, career-focused degree courses.Our programmes combine academic and vocational excellence. RAU is one of the best providers of higher education in Armenia. RAU is a higher education institution seeking to provide an innovative, high quality and inclusive learning experience underpinned by a commitment to the advancement, dissemination and application of knowledge. The institution welcomes and encourages diversity, by regularly seeking the views of staff and candidates to continually enhance our approach to equality in working life. The language of instruction and communication at University is Russian. The University is located in Yerevan, Armenia .

State Engineering University of Armenia  
The State Engineering University of Armenia (Polytechnic) is the leader of national technological education. Since its foundation in 1933 SEUA (previous Yerevan Polytechnic Institute) has had over 100.000 graduates. Today the University has over 11.000 students and 1.000 full-time faculty members, most of them carrying doctoral degrees. 105 majors are offered for the Bachelor of Engineering and the diploma Specialist (5years) degrees, 19 majors offered for the Master of Engineering Degree, 17 majors offered for Engineers-researchers. SEUA has 3 branch campuses in Gyumri, Vanadzor and Kapan.

Yerevan State Medical University  
In 1922 the Medical faculty of Yerevan State University was founded on its base. The Anatomy-Physiological Institute served an academic base for the faculty. Normal Anatomy, Physiology and Histology departments were moved there. The Department of Pathological Anatomy temporary moved to the morgue (mortuary) of the II hospital and the department of Pharmacology to the Municipal House of Culture. The anatomical building built in 1927 made possible the theoretical departments to move but the Anatomy-Physiological Institute was dismissed. The first lecture of medical department was delivered by professor Vahan Artsruni who got his medical education in France . During 1922-1927 the formation of the theoretical and clinical departments was mainly completed. Well-known specialists H. Kechek, H. Gabrielyan, L. Hovanisyan, A. Melik-Adamyan, G. Areshyan, A. Arzumanyan were appointed the chiefs of the clinical departments. The year of 1927 was distinguished in the history of training medical personnel by giving its first 32 graduates.

Yerevan State University  
One of the important educational and cultural undertakings of each country has always been the foundation of a university. In regard to this the Republic of Armenia was not an exception. In 1919, on the 16-th of May, the RA Ministers Council made a decision to found a university in Yerevan. This was realized on the 31-th of January in 1920 in Alexandrapol's (now Gyumri) trade school. A gorgeous ceremony was celebrated where the government and guests from abroad were present. The lessons in the university started in February of 1920. The first lecture was held by an outstanding scientist Stepan Malkhasyanc. In the beginning there was only one faculty, that of History and Linguistics, 262 students and 32 lecturers. Owing to great efforts of the first rector of YSU, Yuri Ghambaryan, an experienced staff from abroad having great pedagogical and scientific experience was invited to work in YSU. Among them the names of Hakob Manandyan, Manuk Abeghyan and Stepan Malkhasyanc should especially be mentioned. In 1920 Armenia became a part of the Soviet Union. On the 17-th of December, the first national commissioner of education of the ASSR, Ashot Hovhannisyan, declared about "The new order of the university reformation", according to which it was to be renamed into Yerevan National University. The above said was realized by the next rector professor, armenologist Hakob Manandyan. In the 20s of the 20-th century, the university was located on Astafyan (now Abovyan) Street on the first floor of the teacher's seminary. The National University had 2 faculties; those were Departments of Social Sciences and Biological Sciences. And in 1921 there were already 5 faculties, namely the Faculties of Biology, Oriental Studies, Technical Studies, Pedagogical and Soviet Industry. Later, the Biological Faculty was transformed into Agricultural. In March of 1922 a Medical Faculty was also founded. According to the government decision of 20.10.1923, the National University was renamed into State University

Yerevan University of Haybusak  
Haybusak University was founded by the academician Levon Harutunyan in 1990. It received State Accreditation from the Government of The Republic Of Armenia in 2001.