Gavar State University

clip_image002Gavar State University was founded on May 5; 1993. It is situated in Gegharkunik Region being the only higher education institution in this territory. University provides higher education in two levels – Bachelor and Master. The education is organized in accordance with the principles of the ECTS credit system.

Management of the University is carried out by the University Council, the Academic Council, the Rector’s Board, and the Faculty Councils. The University has 14 academic chairs with professional academic staff.There are the following faculties at the University: Philology, Natural Sciences, the Humanities, Economics, and Part-time education. The University has about 3000 students from Gegharkunik Region, Yerevan and other parts of the


University is cooperating with the RA scientific and educational institutions, regional government authorities in Gegharkunik and local self-government bodies, youth, educational, scientific and cultural organizations and international associations.University is also a member of several TEMPUS projects.Republic of Armenia. The academic Gavar State University holds annual scientific conferences, and publishes materials of conferences every University comprises 250 members including well known doctors and professors, candidates and assistant professors. year.and administrative staff of University has the following structural subdivisions: Academic Policy Department, Quality Assurance Department, Public Relations and Information Department (PR @ IT Department), and Computer Service Department. The library and reading hall of University serve not only to the University students and lecturers, but also the region’s population. University conducts preparatory courses for the applicants, holds courses of foreign languages, basic computer and internet skills, journalism and other educational programs for its students and staff members. University has a Legal Clinic, Club of Economists, Club of Natural Sciences, Art Studio and Career Centre. Student self-governing bodies, such as Student Council and Student Scientific Society, function actively in the university. Gavar State University is a member of consortia of higher education institutions providing pedagogical and linguistic education in the Republic of Armenia. Within the program “Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window”, financed by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission (EC-EACEA), the University provides the mobility of the students and academic staff members to the European universities to continue their studies or scientific research activities.

University carries out various social security programs for its students and staff members. The University professors are provided with dormitory accommodation. Students of Gavar State University have access to scholarship funds generously provided by “Jerair Nishanian Foundation” and fellowships after Robert Yengibaryan. They also receive financial support from “Turpanjian Family Foundation” and “Devout Generation Foundation”.

In addition to educational programs, students of Gavar State University are encouraged to participate in a variety of social events.

Gavar State University is a dynamically developing higher education institution which prepares competent specialists of high quality meeting the requirements of the time.

Dr. Prof. Ruzanna Hakobyan  Rector of Gavar State University, Full Doctor of Law;She is a Doctor of Law and professor of Law Department of Gavar State University. She has participated in many international conferences in the USA, Russian Federation and EU countries. She was awarded by a number of diplomas by the RA President, Second Army Corps of Ministry of Defense, Golden Jubilee Medal of Lomonosov State University, Moscow, Medals of Pedagogical University and Armenian National Agrarian University, gold medal of great humanist, Winner of Nobel Peace Prize Fridtjof Nansen. She is experienced in human resource management and has participated in a range of projects at national and international levels. She is an author of two monographs, three methodological guides and around 65 scientific articles. She is a group member of Comments on the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, member of Legal Institute Scientific Council, member of Editorial Board of the scientific journal “Justice”, as well as member of Editorial Board of the scientific journal “Pedagogy and Psychology” and a member of Armenian State Rectors’ Council.

Dr. Arsen Aproyan  Vice-rector, International Program manager of Gavar State University, Ph.D. Professor of the Law Department. He is also Director of  the Legal Clinic of Gavar State University. He is the founder and the President of the Development Centre of Gavar NGO, member of the Armenian Young Lawyers Association, member of the Armenian British Alumni Association, member of the Gavar State University Scientific Council (since June 2006). He promoted implementation of different international and extension projects. Since 2001 he has participated in many international conferences, trainings in the USA, Russian Federation, EU countries. He is author of 12 scientific articles and one methodological guide.

Lilit Torchyan   Methodologist of the Academic Policy Department, Lecturer of Foreign Languages Chair of Gavar State University, Coordinator of University-Market Cooperation, Alumni and Career Center. She is a post-graduate student of Language Institute after Hrachya Acharyan NAS RA. Her responsibilities include: preparing and accounting orders connected with students’ mobility /admission, removal, recovery of students’ rights, student shift, deferment, etc./, conducting admissions of second higher professional education, archiving documents, assuming responsibility for the complete and appropriate performance of the University-Market Cooperation, Alumni and Career Center. She is also a member of GSU TEMPUS LEAGUE working group.

Siranush Khachatryan  Quality Assurance Specialist on International Programs, lecturer of Foreign Languages Chair of Gavar State University. She works on international programs implemented in the scope of international cooperation between Gavar State University and European countries. She supports the work of TEMPUS and ERASMUS MUNDUS international programs, performs administrative duties related to planning, directing and coordinating the above mentioned programs. She provides support and information to staff members and students on a variety of issues related to the programs. She is responsible for programs’ development and implementation, participation in trainings and meetings in the scope of the international projects.