Armenian State Pedagogical University

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Khachatur Abovian Armenian State Pedagogical University
Խաչատուր Աբովյանի անվան Հայկական պետական մանկավարժական համալսարան
Armenian State Pedagogical University (1).jpg
The university building
Established1922 (1922)
RectorRuben Mirzakhanyan
40°10′30.64″N 44°31′25.18″E / 40.1751778°N 44.5236611°E / 40.1751778; 44.5236611Coordinates: 40°10′30.64″N 44°31′25.18″E / 40.1751778°N 44.5236611°E / 40.1751778; 44.5236611
WebsiteOfficial website

Armenian State Pedagogical University named after Khachatur Abovian (ASPU) (Armenian: Խաչատուր Աբովյանի անվան Հայկական պետական մանկավարժական համալսարան, ՀՊՄՀ), is a state university and higher education institution based in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. Founded in 1922, the university is specialized in pedagogy and the preparation of teaching staff.

Named after the 19th-century Armenian writer Khachatur Abovian, the current rector of the university is professor Ruben Mirzakhanyan.[1]


The statue of Khachatur Abovian at the university

As of 2017, the university is home to 10 faculties:

  • Faculty of Philology,
  • Faculty of History and Law,
  • Faculty of Preschool Education,
  • Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Geography,
  • Faculty of Education Psychology and Sociology,
  • Faculty of Foreign Languages,
  • Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics,
  • Faculty of Art Education,
  • Faculty of Special Education,
  • Faculty of Culture.

International Co-operation Unit[edit]

The International Co-operation Unit co-ordinates the implementation of strategic objectives of the university; co-operates with foreign higher education institutions and university structural divisions; develops co-operation projects; and monitors their implementation.

The university co-operates with the British Council, TEMPUS national agency, Rossotrudnichestvo (Russia), as well as with projects financed by the European Committee and other donor organizations.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable staff[edit]


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