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 11 members:
The Academy has a staff consisting over 3700, among which there are 63 academicians, 61 corresponding members,335 doctors of sciences, 1080 candidates of sciences. It has 4 Honorary, 111 Foreign members and 55 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 13 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 (Translated into 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 (Translated into English).
Astrophysics - Editor-in-Chief Acad. David Sedrakyan (Translated into English)
Bulletin of Social Sciences - Editor-in-Chief 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 cor.-memb. Ashot Saghiyan
Neurochemistry - Editor-in-Chief Acad. Armen Galoyan (Translated into English)
Historical and Philological Journal - Editor-in-Chief cor.-memb. Sargis Haroutyunian
The Academy publishes a weekly - "Gitutyun"
- "In the World of Science"Editor-in-Chief Acad. Edward Ghazaryan.
The National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (NAS RA) declare about annual competition "ACADEMIA" for young scientists (till 35 years). Competition appears in area of "Biology" for scientific works.
On 24-31 August, 2013, the Institute of Mathemathics NAS RA, Yerevan State University, State Engineering University of Armenia, American University of Armenia, Russian- Armenian (Slavonic) University organize The Second International Conference ''Mathematics in Armenia: Advances and Perspectives'' (Tsakhkadzor, Armenia).The Conference is dedicated to the 70-th anniversary of the NAS of Armenia. For more information see: http://mathconf.sci.am/.
On 26-29 August, 2013, Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory of NAS RA organizes Colloquium on "Non-stable objects" dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of academician L.V.Mirzoyan (Byurakan).
In September, 2013, Institute of Applied problems of Physics of NAS RA organizes Internatinal School of young scientists named after G.A. Askaryan. For more information see: www.iapp.am.
On 16-20 September, 2013, the III International Conference on “Chemistry and Chemical Technologies”, dedicated to 70th anniversary of NAS RA 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 23-27 September, 2013, Institute for Informatics and Automation problems of NAS RA organizes IX International Conference on ''Computer Science and Information Technologies - CSIT-2013''. For more information see: http://iiap.sci.am
On 23-27 September, 2013, Institute of Applied problems of Physics of NAS RA organizes the International conferences "RREPS-13" (together with Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia) and ''Meghri-13''. For more information see: www.iapp.am
On 27-29 September, 2013, the Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies NAS RA will organize in Yerevan an International Youth Scientific Conference “Environmental issues and identification of risk groups among the population”.
On 27-30 September, 2013, the "11th EAST-WEST DESIGN & TEST (EWDTS 2013)" symposium will take place in Rostov-on-Don (Russia)
On 27-28 June, 2013, the conference of young scientists "New Aspects in Molecular Biotechnology and Biochemistry", dedicated to 70th anniversary of NAS RA will be held in Yerevan, organized by the H.Buniatian Institute of Biochemistry NAS RA.
On 1-4 October, 2013, Institute of Mechanics 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, Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction, State Engineering University of Armenia organize ''Young Scientists School-Conference MECHANICS-2013 ''(Tsakhkadzor, Armenia). For more information see http://www.mechins.sci.am.
On 1-4 October, 2013, the 2nd International Scientific Conference of Young Researchers on “Contribution of the Young Generation in the Development of Biotechnology”, dedicated to 70th anniversary of the NAS RA will be held in Yerevan, organized by the Scientific and Production Center “Armbiotechnology” NAS RA.
On 7-11 October, 2013, Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory of NAS RA and Armenian Astronomical Society organize IAU Symposium 304 :Multiwavelength AGN Surveys and Studies. For more information see: URL www.iaus304.aras.am, www.bao.am.
Оn 8-11 October, 2013, in Ashtarak Institute of Physical Researches of NAS RA organizes the International Conference “Laser Physics-2013”. For more information see:URL www.ipr.sci.am
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