Artsakh University

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Artsakh University
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Established 1992[1]
Type Public
Location Stepanakert, de facto Nagorno Karabakh Republic, de jure Azerbaijan
Campus Urban

Artsakh State University is the main and the biggest public university in the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.[2] Currently, the university prepares specialists in 31 areas. The university has established close ties with other educational institutions and universities in Armenia and other countries.[3] Artsakh State University is the university with the best reputation in Nagorno Karabakh.[4]

Study abroad program[edit]

In 2011, with the help of Artsakh Development Group, a non-profit organization that helps bring awareness in the United States about issues concerning Artsakh, the university launched a study abroad program. The program was launched with the California State University at Dominguez Hills to allow 12-15 students to spend a summer in Artsakh and take courses on politics, history, and economy regarding Artsakh and Armenia.[5]


Scholars and students of Artsakh State University commonly do research on National Security, Politics, Agricultural Studies, and Archaeology.

In 2006, a team of international archaeologists began doing research in the village of Azokh where in the 1970s it was discovered that the place is a home to ancient settlers, including Neanderthals. Armenian scientists, including two Artsakh State University students, have been active participants throughout the research period.[6]

Partner institutions[edit]

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Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Artsakh State University, 4 International Colleges & Universities website (Retrieved 2014-02-18)
  2. ^ Nagorno Karabakh Republic Artsakh. Office of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic in the USA (Government of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic). Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  3. ^ Education. Office of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic in the USA (Government of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic). Retrieved 2014-02-18.
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  5. ^ "ADG Launches Study Abroad Program in Karabakh". 2011-12-06. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  6. ^ (1921). Hetq. [online] Retrieved from: [Accessed: 18 Feb 2014].
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