Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Armenian State Pedagogical University after Khachatur Abovyan

Armenian State Pedagogical University after Khachatur Abovyan

Armenian State Pedagogical University (ASPU) is a higher education institution founded in Yerevan, Armenia in 1922. Nowadays, the number of students at the University exceeds 14,000. As one of the oldest traditional educational institutions in Armenia, the ASPU is nowadays considered as one of the most progressive universities of the country, both due to some recent educational reforms, as well as its many active international cooperations. The University displays a productive educational and scientific process, based on the constant expansion of international relations due to the cooperation with different universities. These transnational exchange programs are not limited to other HEIs in the former USSR countries, but also the leading foreign universities further abroad. The ASPU cooperates with European institutions, resulting in the revised and reformed educational structure conforming to European educational standards. The ASPU implements various programs for the exchange of both students and teachers, takes part in joint international projects and organizes international conferences, seminars, forums. The ASPU is the leading university in the country that prepares competent and qualified teachers and educators in secondary schools. The University implements a three tier system of education (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate) for 52 different specializations as well as different effective teaching and learning technologies. The university has qualified academic staff and is equipped with modernized equipment and technological devices.

The main divisions of the University are its faculties, departments and research institutes, the scientific library, a science museum , the house museum named after Khachatur Abovyan, departments and offices, internal services providers, a high school, the college, as well as severla scientific and educational centers:

• Research Center for Armenian and world history, historiography and source studies.
• Research Centre for Theoretical Philosophy, Logic and Philosophy of Science.
• Research Centre of Arts, Cultural Studies, Armenian miniatures, history and theory of Armenian and medieval art.

The International Cooperation Division implements and coordinates transnational cooperation programs in accordance with the University's strategic development plans. The Division coordinates the implementation of these strategic objectives, initiate cooperations with foreign universities, develops cooperation programs with relevant structural units and monitors their implementation.
The department provides the membership of the ASPU in numerous organizations and associations, and promotes the mutual exchange with a number of universities and research centers worldwide.

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