Vanadzor State University
named after Hovhannes Tumanyan

RA, Vanadzor, Tigran Mets 36.

Tel.:     (0-322) 4-63-87 (rector)


                       4-31-14 (pro-rector in the area of education)

                       2-09-17 (pro-rector in the area of science and international                                               connections)                       


Founded in 1969, by government decree of Soviet Socialistic Republic of Armenia, based on Yerevan correspondence pedagogical institute, moved to Kirovakan.


Rector: Gurgen Kiproni Khachatryan, doctor in philology, professor.

Staff of the lecturers includes  16 PHD, 11 professors, 135 senior lecturers, 121 docents (2017 May).

Total number of students is    1243 - daytime, 1122 - distant (Bachelors) and 102 Masters (2017 May).

Way and duration of education is
    4 years (daytime) and 5 years (distant) for Bachelors' educational program; 2 years (daytime) and 2,5 years (distant) for Masters' educational program

The University graduates with excellent grades are awarded a graduation diploma

At the University the following units function: Student Council, Cultural Center, Center of Military-Patriotic Education, Center of Resources of Specialization and Career, Center of Life-Longed Education, Sport-Educational Base "Bazum" and Summer Camp.

The University provids Master's degree on following 12 educational programs: Armenian language and literature, Russian language and literature, English language and literature, Physics, History, Psychology, Management of Education, Public Administration, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Informatics.

The alumni of the University also work in different fields of national economy of Republic of Armenia.

The University possesses a rich library with 193.537 books.

The University provides a Master's Degree in the following specialties: Armenian Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, Physics, History, Psychology, Management of Education, Public Administration, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Informatics.

Taking into account the catastrophic state and hard social conditions of the population of the region, the tuition fee is low in whole Republic. A special committee is established at the Institute discussing the issues of relieving the tuition or making discounts twice a year.

Within the framework of international relations, the University cooperates with 157 major European universities, including the Pedagogical Institute of the Ex Marseilles Academy (France), the Bamberg University named after Otto Friedrich (Germany), Darmstadt Evangelical University of Applied Sciences (Germany). Over the past 4 years, under the Erasmus Mundus and Erasmis Plus programs, 60 students have been sent to study in different European countries (Sweden, Portugal, Spain, France, Poland, Romania, Holland). The Magistrant's educational program of double diplomas with the Poznan University Adam Mickiewicz has been launched.

There are 5 faculties at the University:

Faculty of Philology

Baccalaureate

Armenian language and Literature,
Russian language and Literature,
English language and Literature,
Journalism,
Translation.

Magistracy

Armenian language and Literature,
Russian language and Literature,
English language and Literature.

Faculty of History and Geography

Baccalaureate

History,
Geography,
Jurisprudence,
Service,
Social work,
Management,
Social and Cultural activities.

Magistracy

History,
Public Administration.

Faculty of Education

Baccalaureate

Pedagogy and methods of Elementary education,
Preschool pedagogy and Psychology,
Pedagogy and Psychology,
Fine arts and drawing (only daytime),
Musical education (only daytime),
Social pedagogy,
Pedagogy and sociology (only in distant)

Magistracy

Pedagogy and Psychology,
Organization of Education.

Faculty of Physics and Mathematics

Baccalaureate

Mathematics,
Informatics and Applied Mathematics,
Applied Mathematics and Physics,
Computer Science,
Actuarial and Financial Mathematics,
Physics,
Technology and Entrepreneurship.

Magistracy

Mathematics,
Computer Science,
Physics.

Faculty of Biology and Chemistry

Baccalaureate

Biology,
Pharmaceutical Chemistry,
Ecology and Nature Management,
Physical Culture and Sports Training,
Physical Culture and Sport.

Magistracy

Biology,
Pharmaceutical Chemistry,
Ecology and Nature Management,
Chemistry.

 

 

COLLEGE OF VANADZOR STATE UNIVERSITY

Founded in 2011.

Admission to the college is carried out without entrance exams on a competitive basis. Admission to the paid and tuition-free education is carried out on the basis of the total sum of the average arithmetic grades of a graduate's certificate and grades in subjects that are considered competitive in the relevant specialty. Graduates of the college receive a state diploma on secondary special education. College graduates, who demonstrate a high academic performance, are transferred to the second year in the corresponding specialty of the distance system of the university.

 

BASIC LYCEUM

 

Since 1997, the basic lyceum has been functioning at a university with two streams and five specialties:

1. Armenian language and History;
2. Armenian and English languages;
3. Armenian and Russian languages;
4. Biology and Chemistry;
5. Economic substratum.

From the very beginning of the Lyceum, experienced instructors, candidates of sciences, professors teach and mentor here. The students of the lyceum have the opportunity to make the best use of the laboratories and library of the university. An active and efficient cooperation has been established between the methodological associations of the Lyceum and the teaching methodologists of the University. As per the reforms implemented in the sphere of education, the lyceum carries out the process of organizing the training in accordance with the standards and program requirements of the senior schools, which is determined by the decisiveness of the university administration to make the Basic Lyceum of VSU the best of the best among the senior schools in the Lori region.