National Polytechnic University of Armenia

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National Polytechnic University of Armenia
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TypePublic
Established1933
RectorGor Vardanyan
Academic staff
17
Studentsabout 10,000[1]
Location,
40°11′27.99″N 44°31′23.19″E / 40.1911083°N 44.5231083°E / 40.1911083; 44.5231083Coordinates: 40°11′27.99″N 44°31′23.19″E / 40.1911083°N 44.5231083°E / 40.1911083; 44.5231083
CampusYerevan, Gyumri, Vanadzor, Kapan
Colors    Blue, White
Websitepolytech.am
NPUA logo.svg

The National Polytechnic University of Armenia (Armenian: Հայաստանի ազգային պոլիտեխնիկական համալսարան) is a technical university located in Yerevan, Armenia. Established as the Karl Marx Institute of Polytechnic in 1933, it provides educational and research programs in various fields of technology and science related to engineering. The university includes a central campus in Yerevan and branch campuses located in Gyumri, Vanadzor and Kapan. Currently there are more than 8,000 students and more than 750 faculty members.

History[edit]

The university was founded by the Soviet government in 1933 as the Karl Marx Institute of Polytechnic including 2 faculties with 107 students. With the development of the industrial sector in the Armenian SSR, the university gradually grew. By the 1980s, the university had around 25,000 students.

With the independence of Armenia in 1991, the university name was changed to the State Engineering University of Armenia. In November 2014, the university was renamed as the National Polytechnic University of Armenia by the decision of the government of Armenia.

Campuses[edit]

As of 2016, the university has campuses in 3 Armenian cities other than Yerevan:

Faculties and Institutes[edit]

General view of the university premises in Yerevan

As of 2016, the university has the following faculties:

  • Yerevan:
    • Faculty of Chemical Technologies and Environmental Engineering
    • Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Physics
    • Faculty of Mining and Metallurgy
    • Institute of Energetics and Electrotechnic
    • Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Transportation Systems Design
    • Institute of Information and Communication Technologies and Electronics

The university has a faculty that provides online studies as well.

  • Gyumri campus:[2]
    • Faculty of Technologies and sectoral economics
    • Faculty of Natural sciences and communication systems

The Gyumri campus provides online studies as well.

  • Vanadzor campus named after Petros Melkonyan:[3]
    • Faculty of Technologies and sectoral economics
    • Faculty of Natural sciences and communication systems

The Vanadzor campus provides online studies as well.

  • Kapan campus:[4][5]
    • Faculty of Technologies and sectoral economics
    • Faculty of Natural sciences and communication systems

International relations[edit]

As of 2016, the National Polytechnic University of Armenia has international cooperation with the following universities and institutions:

  1. China China
  2. Finland Finland
    • Central Ostrobothnia Polytechnic
  3. France France
  4. Germany Germany
  5. Greece Greece
  6. Italy Italy
  7. Portugal Portugal
  8. Russia Russia
  9. Spain Spain
  10. Sweden Sweden
  11. Syria Syria
  12. Ukraine Ukraine
  13. United Kingdom United Kingdom
  14. United States United States

Rectors[edit]

  • Hovhannes Babajanyan, 1934–1936
  • Hmayak Ghondakhchyan, 1936–1937
  • Ashot Melikjanyan, 1937
  • Misak Petrosyan, 1937–1946
  • Petros Melkonyan, 1946–1965
  • Ashot Aslanyan, 1965–1966
  • Artsrun Gasparyan, 1966–1980
  • Rafayel Movsisyan, 1980–1988
  • Yuri Sargsyan, 1988–2006
  • Vostanik Marukhyan, 2006–2011
  • Ara Avetisyan, 2011–2014
  • Hovhannes Tokmajyan, 2014–2015
  • Vostanik Marukhyan, 2015–2020
  • Gor Vardanyan, 2021–present

Notable alumni[edit]

Milestones[edit]

  • 1933 February 27 - According to the Resolution of the Government of Soviet Armenia, the two Yerevan Institutes of Civil Engineering and Chemical Technology were merged and 1933.
  • 1933 March 1 - Yerevan Polytechnic Institute (YPI) was established with two faculties: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Faculty of Chemical Technology.
  • 1933 March 14 - In commemoration of 50 years after Karl Marx's death, the institute was renamed to Yerevan Karl Marx Polytechnic Institute.
  • 1939 - Industrial Correspondence Education Institute joined YPI, becoming its Department of Correspondence Education.
  • 1942 September 1 - The faculty of Electrical Engineering was founded.
  • 1944 September 1 - The faculty of Mechanical Engineering was founded.
  • 1946 Autumn - The first Students’ Scientific Conference of the institute took place.
  • 1947 - The Students' Scientific Association of YPI was established.
  • 1953 - The Faculty of Mining was founded.
  • 1956 - The library reading hall of YPI with 45 thousand books was opened.
  • 1957 May 1 - The first issue of the newspaper §Polytechnic¦ was published.
  • 1959 - Leninakan (Gyumri) and Kirovakan (Vanadzor) Branches of YPI were founded.
  • 1961 - The Faculty of Automatics and Computing Technics was founded.
  • 1964 - The chamber music band of YPI was created.
  • 1966 - The Faculty of Automatics and Computing Technics was renamed into the Faculty of Technical Cybernetics.
  • 1972 - The Faculty of Radioelectronics was separated from the Faculty of Technical Cybernetics.
  • 1972 - The Faculty of Power Engineering was founded.
  • 1972 - The Branch of the Faculty of Radio-electronics was founded in Dilijan.
  • 1974 - The Faculty of Social Specialities was established.
  • 1978 - The Faculty of Computing Technics was founded based on the faculties of Technical Cybernetics and Radio Engineering.
  • 1978 - The Faculty of Radioelectronics was renamed into the Faculty of Radio Engineering.
  • 1985 - The Faculty of Transportation was organized with the units separated from the faculties of Machine Building and Mechanical Engineering.
  • 1991 - The Stepanakert Branch of YPI was founded in Artsakh. Later in 1993, on its base the Artsakh University was established.
  • 1991 November 29 - By the Order No 4 of the RA President, YPI was reorganized into State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA).
  • 1991 December 9 - The Resolution No 670 of the RA Government on the establishment of SEUA was adopted, which approved the guidelines of reformations in accordance with the SEUA Master Plan.
  • 1992 - The Department of Mathematics was founded by the merger of three Mathematics chairs.
  • 1992 - The Department of Social and Political Disciplines was founded, reorganized in 1994 into the Department of Social-Political Disciplines and General Economics.
  • 1994 - The Department of Mechanics and Machine Science was created.
  • 1994 - The Alumni Association and the Student Council of SEUA were established.
  • 1996 - SEUA became a member of the Association of European Universities (AEU).
  • 2001 June - The SEUA Interdepartmental Chair of Microelectronic Circuits and Systems was established based on the Armenian Branch of Leda Systems Co.
  • 2001 July - The Student Career Service Center was founded.
  • 2003 October - The 70th anniversary of establishing YPI-SEUA was celebrated. The president and the prime minister of RA participated in the celebration ceremonies.
  • 2004 September - The university's historical classroom No 1301 was overhauled and now it serves as an assembly hall for Academic Council sittings and other solemn events.
  • 2005 September - By the resolution of RA Government the traditional name "Polytechnic" was returned to the university as an acronym.
  • 2005 December - The first session of the SEUA new Council was convened, and president of NAS RA Fadey Sargsyan was elected as a chairman of the council.
  • 2006 May - The SEUA Alumni Union reorganized into Alumni Association, and the prime minister of RA A.Margaryan was elected as a president of the association.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SEUA webpage, students page (in Armenian)
  2. ^ "Faculties of Gyumri campus". Archived from the original on 2016-09-26. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  3. ^ Faculties of Vanadzor campus
  4. ^ Faculty of Natural sciences and communication systems, Kapan campus
  5. ^ Faculty of Technologies and sectoral economics, Kapan campus

External links[edit]