Satenik Avakian (12)

Opening the Newly Renovated AGBU Papazian Library was made possible by a generous grant from the American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

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Interactive study room Renovated Entrance to the AGBU Papazian Library

  • AUA holds the “Celebration of Education,” a week-long series of events celebrating its 20th anniversary; including an art exhibit, a concert, and a conference on Frontiers of Higher Education. 
  • AUA receives preliminary approval from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for its reaccreditation Capacity Preparatory Review and for starting undergraduate programs in Computational Sciences, Business, and English & Communications for the Fall of 2013.
  • The University establishes agreements with the Ministries of Defense, Justice, and Economy on cooperation and student internships. 
  • AUA holds a press conference on launching the first American-accredited undergraduate program.
  • The university offers new multidisciplinary dual MPH/MBA.  
  • US Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) visits the university.
  • Through a USAID-ASHA grant, major renovations are made to enlarge the AGBU Papazian Library and modernize the cafeteria.
  • The EIFL (“Electronic Information for Libraries”) international conference takes place at the University.  
  • Department of English program hosts first Graduate Student Research Conference.
  • The university introduces health insurance for staff.
  •  AUA hosts AGBU Annual Convention.
  •  AUA initiates programs supporting Syrian-Armenian students’ studies in Degree programs and AUA Extension.
  • The Law Department holds an international conference on Crossroads of Psychology and Law and a seminar series on Rethinking Values, Norms, and Institutions in Armenia. 
  • The AUA Extension launches its first “Summer School for Teens.”
  • AUA inaugurates the “E-Bulletin” to inform the public about its activities and accomplishments.

Tsovinar Harutyunyan, Varduhi Petrosyan, Ashot Ghazaryan, Armen Der Kiureghian, John Heffern (3)

US Senator Richard Durbin visiting AUA (center)

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Dual MPH/MBA Degree introduced at AUA Launching the Master’s in Economics Program

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At the EIFL Conference


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Hosting the AGBU Annual Convention Hosting the AGBU Annual Convention

Arina Bekchyan, Anahit Ordyan, Gevorg Goyunyan, Ashot Ghazaryan, Rubina Danilova  (12)

Introducing Health Insurance for faculty and staff