Yerevan State University (YSU)

Introduction

Yerevan State University is the oldest continuously operating public university in Armenia. Founded in 1919, it is the largest and most prestigious university in the country. It is thus informally known as Armenia's "mother university" Of its 3,150 employees, 1,190 comprise the teaching staff which includes 25 academicians, 130 professors, 700 docents (associate professors), and 360 assistant lecturers. The university has 400 researchers, 1,350 post-graduate students, and 8,500 undergraduates, including 300 students from abroad.

Instruction is in Armenian, but instruction in Russian and English for foreign students is arranged according to need. The academic year is from September 1 through June 30.

In 2010, according to University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) it is the 1st-ranked university in Armenia and the 954th in the world, of total 20,000 institutions included in the list.

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MA Economics

Campus Full time September 2017 Armenia Yerevan

The training of economists with higher education began at YSU in 1921 at the Faculty of Soviet Construction (later at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Social-Economic and Faculty of Economics). [+]

MA Economics The training of economists with higher education began at YSU in 1921 at the Faculty of Soviet Construction (later at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Social-Economic and Faculty of Economics). In 1975 this Faculty served as a basis for founding Yerevan Institute of National Economy. In 1984 the Faculty of Economics was reopened in YSU with a specialization in Economic Cybernetics. Nowadays the Faculty of Economics offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate (including doctoral) degrees. The educational system is three-level system here: Bachelor, Master of Arts and PHD. The faculty collaborates with a number of Armenian and international professional associations. Annual conferences are co-organized with Armenian Economic Association. 2013 Annual conference’s materials were published in “Economic Yearbook 2013” scientific materials collection. The collection is available at the faculty chairs, library, and some of the articles by YSU lecturers are available at YSU website. More than 80 lecturers are involved in the educational process of this faculty at 6 chairs. Master's programs of this faculty are: Theory of EconomicsModeling of EconomicsInformation Systems of ManagementInternational EconomicsBusiness ManagementFinances, Crediting and Monetary Circulation Higher education in the area of second specialization is availabe at YSU Faculty of Economics, too. [-]

MA History

Campus Full time September 2017 Armenia Yerevan

Historians have been trained in YSU since the day of its foundation. Before it became a separate Faculty, it had functioned as a Department within the Historical-Linguistic Faculty in 1920, later as a subsection of the Division of Social Sciences, and then as a Department within the Pedagogical, Oriental and Historical-geographical Faculties from 1921 till 1930. [+]

MA History Historians have been trained in YSU since the day of its foundation. Before it became a separate Faculty, it had functioned as a Department within the Historical-Linguistic Faculty in 1920, later as a subsection of the Division of Social Sciences, and then as a Department within the Pedagogical, Oriental and Historical-geographical Faculties from 1921 till 1930. The Faculty of History began functioning as an independent faculty in 1936-1937 academic years. Deans of History Subsection, Section, and then of Faculty were H. Manandyan, H. Choryan, S. Poghosyan, N. Poghosyan, B. Harutyunyan, M. Nersisyan, H. Zhamkochyan, G. Sharoyan, H. Petrosyan, R. Movsisyan, H. Ghazaryan, M. Hovhannisyan, and B. Harutyunyan. H. Avetisyan was the dean of the faculty from 2004 to 2009. In 2009 Edik Minasyan was elected the faculty dean. Outstanding scientists, academicians H.Manandyan, B.Piotrovsky M.Nersesyan, A.Novhannesyan, G .Sargsyan, G. Gharibjanyan, B.Arakelyan, H.Avetisyan, L.Khurshudyan, Vl. Barkhudaryan, H. Simonyan, associate members M. Hasratyan, V. Rshtuny, S. Harutyunyan, professors Leo, St. Lisitsyan, K.Ghafadaryan, Kh. Samvelyan, G. Mikayelyan, A. Abrahamyan, A. Kalantar and many other specialists have developed pedagogical activities at this faculty in different years. Departments of Philosophy, Theory and History of the International relations used to function in the structure of this faculty in different times. The current departments available are History, History and Theory of Armenian art and Cultural Science. Since the day of its foundation the Faculty has produced about 7000 graduate-historians, who are occupied in the spheres of pedagogy, science, state sector, public life, etc. Currently 6 chairs and 2 research laboratories function in the structure of this faculty. [-]

MA International Law

Campus Full time September 2017 Armenia Yerevan

The Faculty of Law of the Yerevan State University is one of the oldest faculties of Alma Mater with rich educational and scientific traditions formed during 80 years of its history. [+]

MA International Law The Faculty of Law of the Yerevan State University is one of the oldest faculties of Alma Mater with rich educational and scientific traditions formed during 80 years of its history. Now the YSU Faculty of Law is truly the leader in the field of higher legal education and the main institution preparing the legal cadres in the Republic of Armenia. Within the last 80 years more than 20 000 students graduated from the Faculty being employed by the government agencies, law-enforcing and judicial bodies, as well as banks, international organizations and private business. The educational process in the YSU Faculty of Law, as in the whole University, consists of three levels: Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree and Post - Graduate Degree (Aspirantura). There is also a five-year programme (Law as 2nd specialty) for those who have already diploma of higher education in other fields, as well as extension programme started in 2007. The Faculty of Law has the following Chairs: Chair of Theory and History of State and Law, Chair of Constitutional Law, Chair of Civil Law, Chair of Civil Procedure, Chair of Criminal Law, Chair of Criminal Procedure and Criminalistics, Chair of European and International Law. The Faculty has 1 Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the RA, 16 Doctors of Law and 54 Candidates of Law. With a view to organizing effective educational process the Laboratory of Criminalistics, Moot Court Room, as well as the Legal Clinic were established at the Faculty of Law within the last years. There are also scientific centers functioning at the Faculty: the Center of European Law and Integration, the Center of Criminal-Legal and Criminological Studies, the Center of Environmental Law and the Center of Forensic Expertise. The Faculty has computer center and electronic law library with 20 computers, as well as a reading room with new publication on different legal topics. The web address of the Faculty is www.law.ysu.am. Textbooks, manuals, course materials are published in the small printing-house of the Faculty. The Faculty also issues "The Problems of Jurisprudence" quarterly where the scientific articles of law professors and post-graduate students are published. In addition to research and teaching the Faculty members actively participated and still participate in the constitutional and judicial reforms carried out in the Republic of Armenia. The YSU Faculty of Law, as an educational and scientific institution, effectively co-operates both with local and foreign scientific centers and institutions, in particular, with the Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of the RA, the Center of Constitutional Law, the Scientific and Educational Center of the General Prosecutor's Office of RA, a number of leading law schools of Russian Federation, Europe and the USA, as well as with some authoritative international organizations, including UN Representative Office in RA, United States Agency of International Development (USAID), American Bar Association (ABA), Open Society Institute (OSI), etc. The student life at the Faculty is also very active. The Student Council and the Student Scientific Association organize various scientific-educational (seminars, conferences, competitions, meetings with high officials and famous lawyers, etc,) and cultural events. The administration of the Faculty took concrete steps to solve employment issues of the alumni. The Career Center, established and functioning with the active assistance of ABA, provides a permanent link "student-alumnus-employer" and supports them to find an appropriate job. [-]

MA Public Administration

Campus Full time September 2017 Armenia Yerevan

The Chair of International Relations was founded in 1990 and preserved this status till 1998 (1990- at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, and beginning from 1991 - 1992 academic year - at the Faculty of History). [+]

MA Public Administration The Chair of International Relations was founded in 1990 and preserved this status till 1998 (1990- at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, and beginning from 1991 - 1992 academic year - at the Faculty of History). In 1993 Chair of Theory and History of International Relations was opened to form educational projects and organise the process, which was later renamed a Chair of International Relations and Diplomacy. According to the decision of YSU Academic Council a new Faculty of International Relations was formed on the 16th of September of 1998 based on the Chair of International Relations. The Chair of Political Science, which functioned in the structure of the Faculty of Philosophy that time, joined the Faculty of International Relations Currently three departments function in the structure of this faculty: International Relations, Political Science and Public Management. This faculty trains highly qualified specialists for diplomatic service, international organisations, and governmental bodies of the republic, as well as for the analytical and research departments of non-governmental organisations. The faculty is comprised of the following chairs: Chair of International Relations and Diplomacy, Chair of Diplomatic Service and Communication, Chair of Political Institutions and Processes, Chair of Theory and History of Political Science, Chair of Public Management. Nine doctors and 58 candidates of sciences, nine professors and 33 assistant professors develop the educational process at YSU Faculty of International Relations. [-]

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Yerevan, 0025 AM