National Polytechnic University of Armenia

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National Polytechnic University of Armenia
Պոլիտեխնիկ, Մասնաշենք` երկրորդ.JPG
Type Public
Established 1933
Chancellor Vostanik Marukhyan[1]
Academic staff
17
Students about 10,000[2]
Location Yerevan, Armenia
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
Campus Yerevan, Gyumri, Vanadzor, Kapan
Nickname Polytechnic
Website www.polytech.am

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 has gradually grown, to include around 25,000 students during the 1980s.

With the independence of Armenia in 1991, the 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[edit]

As of 2016, the university has the following faculties:

  • Yerevan:
    • Faculty if Chemical technologies and environmental engineering
    • Faculty of Electrotechnic
    • Faculty of Mechanical engineering
    • Faculty of Energy
    • Faculty of Radio technologies and communication systems
    • Faculty of Cybernetics
    • Faculty of Computer systems and informatics
    • Faculty of Mining and metallurgy
    • Faculty of Transportation systems
    • Faculty of Mechanical sciences
    • Faculty of Applied mathematics and physics

The university provides online studies as well.

  • Gyumri campus:[3]
    • 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:[4]
    • Faculty of Technologies and sectoral economics
    • Faculty of Natural sciences and communication systems

The Vanadzor campus provides online studies as well.

  • Kapan campus:[5][6]
    • 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
    • University of Jilin
    • Shangha Institute of Electric Power
    • Huazhong Technical University
  2. Finland Finland
    • Central Ostrobotnia Polytechnic
  3. France France
    • Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Marseille (ESIM)
    • Université Paris XII – Val de Marne
    • Université de Provence (Aix – Marseille I)
    • Université de la Méditerranée (Aix – Marseille II)
    • Université de Droit, d’Economie et des Sciences
    • Chamber of Commerce (Marseille)
  4. Germany Germany
    • Technological University of Ilmenau
    • Institute of Optoelectronics (Wesling)
    • Technical Universities of Stuttgart and Darmstadt.
  5. Greece Greece
    • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
    • National Technical University of Athens
    • Technological Eduicational Institute of Piraeus
  6. Italy Italy
    • "La Sapienza" University
    • "Tor Vergata" University (Rome)
  7. Portugal Portugal
    • Technical University of Lisbon
  8. Russia Russia
    • Moscow Institute of Energetics
    • Bauman Technical University (Moscow)
    • Moscow Technical University of Communication and Informatics.
  9. Spain Spain
    • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
    • Alicante University
  10. Sweden Sweden
    • Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm)
    • Lund University
  11. Syria Syria
    • University of Damascus.
  12. Ukraine Ukraine
    • National Technical University of Ukraine (Kiev)
    • Ukrainian State Academy of Light Industry (Kiev)
  13. United Kingdom United Kingdom
    • Brunel University of West London
    • The Queen’s University of Belfast
    • Universities of Wolverhampton and Huddersfield
  14. United States United States
    • California State Polytechnical University (Pomona)
    • New Jersey Institute of Technology
    • Purdue University (Indiana)
    • Southern University Baton Rouge
    • Grambling State University and Southern University New Orleans (Louisiana)

Rectors[edit]

  • Hovhannes Babajanyan 1934-1936
  • Hmayak Ghondakhchyan 1936-1937
  • Ashot Meliqjanyan 1937 from August to October
  • Misak Petrosyan 1937-1946
  • Petros Melqonyan 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-current

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 and Kirovakan 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 Radioelectronics was founded in Dilidjan.
  • 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 70-th 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.

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