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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, International Scientific Educational Center, "Gitutyun" Publishing-House and subsidiary services. 

Within the Presidium there are scientific Commissions and Councils (Publication's Council, Energetic Problems' Council, Computing Technology Application Commission, International Scientific Collaboration Council, Expert Commission on protection of Lake Sevan) and Councils on particular scientific area in every Division. The scientists of NAS RA are participate in scientific programs of many international foundations and other organizations. 

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 3800, among which there are about 340 doctors of sciences, about 1100 candidates of sciences. It has 46 academicians, 56 corresponding members, 4 Honorary, 133 Foreign members and 41 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.

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On 14 November, 2018, the Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law of NAS RA is organizing a scientific conference «Humanities and Social Sciences within the academic framework» dedicated to 75th anniversary of the NAS RA

On 15 November, 2018, the Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law of NAS RA is organizing a scientific conference dedicated to UNESCO’s World Philosophy Day

On November 28-29, 2018, the Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA is organizing the workshop "Toxicology: scientific needs and structured education". The course will be conducted in English. Deadline for registration is November 19, 2018

On December 3-7, 2018, the National Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia organize “30 years after Spitak Earthquake: Experience and Perspectives” International Conference dedicated to the devastating 1988 Spitak earthquake occurred in north Armenia. The conference is being held within the frameworks of the 75th anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia

Hayastan All Armenian Fund announces a competition "PRESIDENT OF REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA PRIZE 2018" funded by the Boghossian Foundation (Belgium-Switzerland). The prize consists of a laureate diploma, a badge and a reward of 10,000$ and in AMD equivalent. Applications are accepted from 3 December 2018 to 31 January 2019. For more information visit: http://himnadram.org website

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The list of scientific events guaranteed for financing by State Budget for 2018

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