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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.

    Administrative Structure

    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 Staff

    The Academy has a staff consisting over 4000, among which there are 53 academicians, 57 corresponding members, 330 doctors of sciences, 1105 candidates of sciences. It has 4 Honorary, 122 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.
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    FP7 ener2i project announces Innovation Voucher Competition in Armenia. The project invites Armenian SMEs with energy related innovation targets in Renewable Energy Sources or with the aim to improve their energy efficiency performance to participate in the ener2i Innovation Voucher Competition – Armenia.

    On September 14-18, 2015 the IV International Conference on "Chemistry and Chemical Technologies" will be held in Yerevan, organized by the M.G. Manvelyan Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry NAS RA and Division of Chemistry and Earth Sciences NAS RA

    On 28 September - 2 October, 2015, Institute for Informatics and Automation problems of NAS RA organizes 10th International Conference on “Computer Science and Information Technologies - CSIT-2015”. For more information see:

    The tenth international conference on Armenian Linguistics to be held in Yerevan on October 7-9, 2015. The conference is organized by Language Institute after Hr. Acharyan of NAS RA

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