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ARAM SIMONYAN - Rector of YSU,Director of IAS


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
Tel:     (+374) 10 554282
Fax:     (+374) 10 554641