Yerevan State University Ijevan Branch



On May 16, 2019, YSUIB Faculty of Humanities hosted a lecture on the 100th anniversary of Yerevan State University, organized by the lecturers of the Department of Armenian History and Social Sciences, Associate Professor Natella Grigoryan and Assistant Ara Azatyan, together with the students of “History” specialty.

The lecture was attended by Acting Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Associate Professor K. Poghosyan, Vice Dean, Associate Professor V. Aghababyan, lecturers of the Department A.Matinyan, A. Mkrtumyan, students, guests.

 The lecturers of the Department of Armenian History and Social Science made an opening speech, underlining that the Foundation of YSU was vital in the educational and cultural life of the Republic of Armenia.  “Undoubtedly, the role of the university in the development of Armenian statehood and culture has been great.  The Council of Ministers of the First Republic, surviving internal and external tensions,  on May 16, 1920, made a decision to establish a university in Yerevan.  On January 31, 2007, the University of Alexandropol opened its doors.  Because of the inconvenience of the building conditions, after a half-year of teaching, the University moved to Yerevan. “

 During the lecture, the history of YSU foundation, activities of YSU historian rectors (namely Hakob Manandyan, Mkrtich Nersisyan, Aram Simonyan), the role of  YSU Faculty of History andd its establishment was discussed.

 Mher Ghulumyan, Larisa Ghazumyan, Diana Sayan, Shirak Gasparyan, Diana Yaralyan and Inna Mkhitaryan delivered their reports on these topics.

 The lecture was held in an engaging and interactive atmosphere.

 The lecture ended with a reception.