RUBEN K. MIRZAKHANYAN
10.02.2016

Chancellor of Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University,Chair of Academic Council, Doctor of History, Professor

Telephone: 59 70 01
rector@aspu.am; rubenmirzakhanyan@aspu.am ; mirzakhanyanruben@aspu.am

Doctor of History, Professor of the Chair of Armenian History, Chancellor of Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University Chair of Academic Council

Education, Scientific degrees
2008 Post-doctoral (doctoral) dissertation defended, Doctor of History degree awarded
1985 PhD thesis defended, PhD of History degree awarded
1976 – 1981 Faculty of History, Yerevan State University

Work experience

In 2016, he was re-elected to the position of Rector.
2011 – to present Chancellor of Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University
2010 – 2011 Acting Chancellor of Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University
1990 – 2010 Dean of the Faculty of Culture of Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University
1981 – to present teaching and scientific research work at Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University – Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor
1980 – 1984 Master training, Lecturer of Economics at Yerevan Technical school № 17

Courses delivered
Master-degree programmes
• History of Armenian Culture of Modern Period
• Methodological premises of the History of Armenian Culture of Modern Period

Scope of scientific interests
Modern Period of the History of Armenia
History of Armenian Culture
History of Armenian Visual Arts

Membership/affiliation
Honorary Member of Armenian Philosophical Academy
Member of the Board of Tekeyan Centre Fund
General Council Member of World Armenian Congress
Member of Editorial Board of scientific journals “Major Issues of Pedagogy and Psychology”, “Scientific Review”, “Journal of Armenian Studies”, “Major Issues of Special Education”, “Wisdom”, “The Russian Language in Armenia”,
Founder and Editorial Board Member of “History and Social Sciences” annual, “Azg” daily, “Baikar” weekly.

2003 – to present Chairman of the Central Board of Tekeyan Cultural Association of Armenia
2001 – 2003 Armenian Ramgavar Democratic Liberal Party’s Chairperson’s duties assumed
1995, 1999 Delegate of Armenian National Ecclesiastical Assembly
1991 – 1999 Chairperson of the National Board of Armenian Ramgavar Democratic Liberal Party, Member of the Political Council next to the President of the Republic of Armenia

Publications
6 books and 50 scientific articles, scientific-methodological papers and about 70 essays and publicist-style articles, papers, speeches delivered at numerous international, political and general scientific conferences and forums.

Awards / Honorary titles

2017-Honorary Doctor of Pazmany Peter Catholic University 
2016- Pázmány Peter Medal of the Catholic University of Budapest
2015 Southern Connecticut State University President’s Medal of Honour (USA)
2014 Medal of Merits of the University of Oulu (Finland)
2014 Honorary Medal of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia
2013 Bronze Medal of the University of Oulu (Finland)
2013 “Ambassador of the Mother Tongue”Medal of the Ministry of Diaspora
of the Republic of Armenia
2012 “Andranik Ozanian” medal of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Armenia
2012 “Ararat” Diamond Medal of Tekeyan Cultural Association
2012 Pedagogical University’s 90th Anniversary medal
2012 Gold Medal of National Pedagogical Dragomanov University (Ukraine)
2009 Saint Sahak and Saint Mesrop Mashtots High-rank Medal of Honour
awarded by the Catholicos of All Armenians, H.H. Garegin II
2009 Person of Cultural Merit honorary title of the Republic of Armenia
2009 “Vazgen Sargsyan” Medal of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Armenia
2009 Gold Medal of Yerevan State University
2009 Fridtjof Nansen Gold Memorial Medal
2009 Memorial Medal of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia
2007 Memorial Medal of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia
2007 Gold Medal of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia

Honorary Doctor of the International Academy of Philosophy (IAPn)

Honorary Professor of National Pedagogical Dragomanov University

Honorary Professor of the Maxim Tank Belarusian State Pedagogical University

Honored Professor of the Moscow State Pedagogical University

Languages
• Armenian
• Russian
• English

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