Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University

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Russian-Armenian University
Российско-армянский (славянский) государственный университет
Հայ-ռուսական (սլավոնական) համալսարան
Campus of the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University (lower right)
Type Public
Established 1997
Rector Armen Darbinyan
Administrative staff
Students 2,500
Location Yerevan, Armenia
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Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University (RAU) (Russian: Российско-армянский (славянский) университет, РАУ; Armenian: Հայ-ռուսական (սլավոնական) համալսարան) is a university located in Yerevan, Armenia and managed by the governments of Russia and Armenia. The university has a status of a higher educational institution in both states. The languages of instruction and communication at the university are Russian and Armenian.[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]


The main building

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]

Faculties and departments[edit]

Faculty of Law and Politics [1]
  • Department of Civil and Civil Procedure Law
  • Department of International and European Law
  • Department of Criminal and Criminal Procedure Law
  • Department of Theory and History of State & Law
  • Department of Constitutional and Municipal Law
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of World Politics and International Relations
Faculty of Mathematics and High Technology [2]
  • Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Modeling
  • Department of System Programming
  • Department of Mathematical Cybernetics
  • Department of Quantum and Optical Electronics
  • Department of General Physics and Quantum Nano-Structures
  • Department of Technology of Materials and Structures of Electronic Technology
  • Department of Telecommunications
  • Department of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics
  • Department of General and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Department of Molecular-Cellular Biology and Mecical Biochemistry
  • Department of Microelectronic Schemes and Systems (jointly with "Synopsis Armenia" company)
Faculty of Economics and Business [3]
  • Department of Economic Theory and Problems of Transition Economies
  • Department of Economics and Finances
  • Department of Management, Business & Tourism
Faculty of Humanities [4]
  • Department of Armenian Language and Literature
  • Department of Theory of Language and Intercultural Communication
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of World History and Area Studies
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Russian Language and Professional Communication
  • Department of World Literature and Culture
Faculty of Media, Advertising and Cinema [5]
  • Department of Journalism
  • Department of Advertising and PR
  • Department of Film and TV Directing
Universal departments
  • Department of Physical Education and Health Studies [6]

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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