Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University

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Russian-Armenian University
Российско-армянский (славянский) государственный университет
Established 1997
Type Public
Rector Armen Darbinyan
Administrative staff
Students 2,500
Location Armenia Yerevan, Armenia
Campus of the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University (lower right)

Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University (Russian: Российско-армянский (славянский) университет, Armenian: Հայ-ռուսական (սլավոնական) համալսարան, abbr. RAU) is a university located in Yerevan, Armenia and managed by two countries, particularly Russia and Armenia. The university has a status of a higher educational institution in both states. The language of instruction and communication at the university is Russian.[1]

The university was established on August 29, 1997. Beginning with one general department in 1999, to date RAU enrolls approximately 1,600 students in the following faculties: Law, Journalism, Economics, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Political Science, Tourism Studies and Promotion, Physics and Engineering, Electronics and Microelectronics, Medical Biochemistry, Psychology, Theory and Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures, Philology, Bioengineering and Bioinformatics.[2]


Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University is a unique institution in the South Caucasus region, being under the joint authority of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Armenia. The decision to establish RAU in Yerevan was made in 1997, when the RA and RF governments signed the agreement to open a Russian university in Armenia. What followed was a period of firm effort led by two governments. In almost two years the vision of Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University had become a reality. The first intake of students was held in February 1999 for Science of Law, Public and Municipal Administration and Journalism. Since then the University has been constantly growing and encompassing new branches of learning and research. Starting from 2002 scientific centers, institutions and problem research groups have been developing within the university. In the same year RAU offered its first post-graduate course to the students. The reconstruction of the building was ended in 2004. On October 15 of the same year Park of Gratitude was opened at the university as a symbol of the past, present and the future of Russian-Armenian friendship. This very day is considered to be the University Day.[3]

On April 29, 2005 RAU was accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.[4]


Faculty of Journalism
  • Department of Journalism and the History
  • Department of Practical Journalism
Faculty of Foreign Languages and Regional Studies
  • Department of Foreign Languages
  • Department of Languages and Intercultural Communication
Faculty of Medicine and Biology
  • Department of Medical Biology and Bioengineering
  • Department of General and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Information
Faculty of Political Science
  • Department of World Politics and International Relations
  • Department of Politics
  • Department of Political Processes and Technology
Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Department of System Programming
  • Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Modeling
  • Department of Mathematical Cybernetics
Faculty of Psychology
  • Department of Psychology
Faculty of Tourism and Promotion Studies
  • Department of Cultural Studies
  • Department of Tourism and Services Studies
Faculty of Physics and Technology
  • Department of General and Theoretical Physics
  • Department of Technology of Materials and Structures Electronics
  • Department of Telecommunications
  • Department of Quantum and Optical Electronics
Faculty of Philology
  • Department of Russian Language and Professional Communication
  • Department of Russian and World Literature
Faculty of Economics
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Economics and Finance
  • Department of Economics and Issues of Transition Economy
Faculty of Law
  • Department of State-Law Theory and History
  • Department of Criminal and Procedural law
  • Department of Civil and Procedure Law
  • Department of International and European Law
  • Department of Constitutional and Municipal Law
Universal departments
  • Department of Armenian Language and Literature
  • Department of World History
  • Department of Microelectronic Circuits and Systems
  • Department of Physical Education and Health Studies
  • Department of Philosophy

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Coordinates: 40°12′37.84″N 44°30′11.84″E / 40.2105111°N 44.5032889°E / 40.2105111; 44.5032889