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About us >> Archive >> Aram Simonyan (Former IAS Director)



Doctor of History, Professor, NAS RA Associate member


Date of birth

April 12, 1955


Place of birth

Republic of Armenia, Syunik region, Goris


1977-1981   Moscow Institute of History of USSR AS, Postgraduate studies

1972-1977   Yerevan State University, Faculty of History

1961-1972   Secondary school


Work  experience

From 2008, July 10   Director of Institute for Armenian Studies of YSU

From 2006, May        Rector of YSU

2000-2006                 Vice-rector on educational activities

2005                          Received  professor’s degree

1995-2000                 Head of YSU Educational Administration

1986-2000                 Assistant of YSU chair of USSR History, Associate professor of the chair of Armenian History

2000                          Defended  doctoral thesis

1993-1995                 YSU Academic  Secretary

1983                          Defended  PhD thesis

1981-1983                 Junior scientific associate of Armenian SSR  AS  Institute of History, then scientific associate


Scientific activities

He is the author of 85 scientific studies, 4 of which are monographs. The field of research includes history of the Armenian nation (in the  second half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century), especially historical statistics, industrial capital, as well as  the issues of Artsakh and Zangezur history 1917-1921.

He was the supervisor of 10 defended PhD theses.

He took part in numerous international and republican symposiums. He was repeatedly  invited in scientific-educational centers of Italy, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, USA and a number of other countries, where he was engaged in scientific-educational  activities.


Language proficiency

Armenian, Russian, English



Member of the Republican Party of Armenia


Marital status

Married, has two daughters


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