YSU Rector

Aram Simonyan
Rector of YSU, NAS RA Associate Member, Doctor of History, Professor, Publicist

Aram Simonyan was born on April 12, 1955 in Goris, Republic of Armenia, Syunik Marz.

In 1972 graduated from Yerevan Secondary School #19. In 1972-1977 studied at the Faculty of History of Yerevan State University. In 1977-1981 was postgraduate student at the Institute of History of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

In 1982-1986 he worked at the Institute of History of the ASSR Academy of Sciences as a junior researcher, later as a researcher. In 1983 he defended his candidate dissertation. In 1986-2000 he worked at YSU as an assistant at the Chair of the USSR History, Associate Professor at the Chair of Armenian History. In 1993-1995 he was YSU Scientific Secretary. In 2000 he defended Doctoral dissertation. In 1995-2000 he was the Head of YSU Department on Educational Affairs. In 2005 he was awarded the scientific degree of Professor. In 2000-2006 he was the Vice-rector on Educational Affairs of YSU. From 2006 May he is the Rector of YSU. Beginning with July 10, 2008 he is the Director of YSU Institute for Armenian Studies

Aram Simonyan is the author of more than 100 research papers, including four monographs. The scientific researches relate to the issues of the Armenian History of the second half of 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, particularly the problems of historical statistics, industrial capital, as well as Nagorno Karabakh and Zangezur issues in 1917-1921. He has participated in numerous republican and international conferences. He has been invited to the educational-research centers of Italy, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, the United States, Iran and several other countries.

He has been awarded the Order after Movses Khorenatsi, Honored Figure of Science of the RA. Holder of State Prizes of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

Language Skills - Armenian (native), Russian, English. Married, has two daughters. Member of Republican Party of Armenia.