Armenian Academy of Sciences (since 1993 - the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia) was founded on 10 November 1943 on the basis of the USSR Academy of Sciences' Armenian Branch, organized in 1935.
One of the founders and the first President of NAS RA was Full Member of the USSR and Armenian Academy of Sciences Prof. Hovsep Orbeli
. During 1947-1993 the President of NAS RA was Prof. Victor Ambartsumian
, Full Member of the USSR and Armenian Academies of Sciences. During 1993-2006 the President of NAS was academician Fadey Sargsian
. Since 2006 the President of NAS RA is academician Radik Martirosyan
NAS RA is a highest state scientific self-governing organization which unites NAS Members and scientific staff of affiliated scientific and research institutions. The Academy promotes and carries out fundamental and applied research in different scientific fields, as well as coordinates research carried out throughout Armenia. NAS RA is an official scientific consultant to the highest Governing Bodies of Armenia.
NAS RA is mainly financed from the state budget. Additional finances come from different state and private foundations, as well as from direct contracts between the Academy and other organizations in Armenia and abroad.
As a state scientific organization NAS RA unifies the scientific and research institutes, subsidiary services and governing body - the Presidium of the Academy includes more than 34 scientific institutions and other organizations.
The Presidium of NAS RA has five scientific divisions on particular areas of science:
Division of Mathematical and Technical Sciences,
Division of Physics and Astrophysics,
Division of Natural Sciences,
Division of Chemistry and Earth Sciences,
Division of Armenology and Social Sciences.
Several Institutes have experimental plants, special design bureaus, botanical gardens, etc.
The Presidium of NAS RA also includes Fundamental Scientific Library, Scientific Information Center, International Scientific Educational Center, "Gitutyun" Publishing-House and subsidiary services.
Within the Presidium there are 5 scientific Commissions and Councils (Publication's Council, Energetic Problems' Council, Computing Technology Application Commussion, International Scientific Collaboration Council, Expert Commission on protection of Lake Sevan) and Councils on particular scientific area in every Division.
The Governing Body of NAS RA is the General Meeting of the Academy including all Full Members (academicians), Corresponding Members of the Academy, Directors and authorized representatives of the Institutes. Between the General Meetings the Academy is being administered by the Presidium composed of 15 members:
The Academy has a staff consisting over 4000, among which there are 56 academicians, 61 corresponding members, 330 doctors of sciences, 1105 candidates of sciences. It has 4 Honorary, 136 Foreign members and 52 Honorary doctors.
Members are elected at the General Meeting held as a rule once 3 years.
International Scientific Collaboration
NAS RA has scientific collaboration agreements with the Academies of Russia, Georgia, Belarus, Ukraine, Turkmenia, Hungary, China and the Royal Society of Great Britain. Affiliated scientific institutions maintain wide international linkages and co-operation with scientific institutions and universities of USA, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Israel, Iran, Cyprus, Mexico and other countries.
The scientists of NAS RA are participate in scientific programs of many international foundations and other organizations.
NAS RA issues 18 scientific log-books:
Reports of NAS RA - Editor-in-Chief Acad. Vanik Zakharyan
Proceedings of NAS RA - Earth Sciences - Editor-in-Chief Acad. Ruben Djrbashyan
Proceedings of NAS RA - Mathematics - Editor-in-Chief corr.-memb. Dr. Artur Sahakyan (Translated into English)
Armenian Journal of Mathemathics - Editor-in-Chief Acad. Anry Nersessian (in English)
Proceedings of NAS RA - Mechanics - Editor-in-Chief cor.-memb. Dr. Ara Avetisyan (Translated into English)
Proceedings of NAS RA & ESUA - Series of Technical Sciences - Editor-in-Chief Acad. Radik Martirosyan
Proceedings of NAS RA - Physics - Editor-in-Chief Acad.Vladimir Harutyunyan.
Armenian Journal of Physics - Editor-in-Chief Acad.Vladimir Harutyunyan (in English).
Astrophysics - Editor-in-Chief Acad. David Sedrakyan (Translated into English)
Bulletin of Social Sciences - Editor-in-Chief cor.-memb. Dr. Albert Kharatian
Medical Science of Armenia - Editor-in-Chief Acad. Yuri Aleksanyan
Biological Journal of Armenia - Editor-in-Chief cor.-memb. Emil Gevorgyan
Chemical Journal of Armenia - Editor-in-Chief Acad. Ashot Saghiyan
Neurochemistry - Editor-in-Chief Dr. M. Agadjanov (Translated into English)
Historical and Philological Journal - Editor-in-Chief cor.-memb. Sargis Haroutyunian
Electronic Journal of Natural Sciences - Editor-in-Chief Acad. Aram Shaginyan
The Academy publishes a weekly - "Gitutyun"
"In the World of Science"Editor-in-Chief Acad. Edward Ghazaryan.
In the framework of FP7 IncoNet EaP Project (STI International Cooperation Network for Eastern Partnership Countries) National Academy of Sciences of Armenia extends the call for Travel Grant for Participation in Brokerage Events on Climate Change, Energy and Health
Оn 4-11 September, 2016, the Institute of Mathemathics NAS RA, American University of Armenia organize the Tenth International Conference "Stochastic and Analytic Methods in Mathematical Physics" (Yerevan,Armenia). For more information see: http://www.mathphys.org/Armenia2016/
On 12-17 September, 2016, Department of Physics and astrophysics of NAS RA and Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory after V.A. Ambartsumian of NAS RA organize International Symposium “International Summer School for Young Astronomers” in Byurakan. For more information see: http://www.bao.am
On 19-23 September, 2016, Department of Physics and astrophysics of NAS RA and Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory after V.A. Ambartsumian of NAS RA organize International Symposium “Activity phenomena and evolution of cosmic objects” in Byurakan. For more information see: http://www.bao.am
On 19-23 September, 2016, Department of Physics and astrophysics of NAS RA and ICSRANet-Hayastan international centre in Yerevan organize International Symposium “Non-thermal Processes in Galactic and Extragalactic Sources” (E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
Center of Shirak for Armenian Studies of NAS RA Summits 9th International Conference in Gyumri, September 23-25, 2016, Entitled "Historical and Cultural Heritage of Shirak" Devoted to the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Armenia
On 26-28 September, 2016, the Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA (Yerevan, Armenia) organizes the International Young Scientists Conference "New Trends in Life Sciences"
On 3-7 October, 2016, the Institute of Mechanics of NAS RA, National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of Armenia, Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Armenia, Russian National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Solid Mechanics Scientific Council of Russian Academy of Sciences, Ishlinsky Institute for Problems in Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences,Yerevan State University, National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia, National Engineering University of Armenia organize the 3th International “Young Scientists School-Conference MECHANICS-2016” (Tsakhkadzor, Armenia).For more information see http://www.mechins.sci.am
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