Articles HIV/AIDS in Armenia: Much Progress Made, but Funding and Cultural Issues Remain
19:54 | August 9, 2018
As of 2017, an estimated number of 3,400 people in Armenia are infected with HIV according to the National Center for AIDS Prevention. Compared to other countries, Armenia demonstrates a relatively low occurrence of HIV/AIDS. Nonetheless, Armenia has far to go in strengthening its healthcare system and transforming cultural norms surrounding HIV/AIDS in order to end HIV/AIDS and guarantee the right to health.
Articles Armenian Institute of Applied Problems of Physics: Continuing to Innovate Despite Numerous
00:02 | June 19, 2018
The Institute of Applied Problems of Physics (IAPP), a unit of Armenia’s National Academy of
Sciences, faces a number of problems, but somehow manages to struggle on, staying true to its mission
of innovation and discovery.
Articles Amalya Kostanyan, Armenian Nanotechnologist in Cambridge, on Nanotechnology and Her Team’s
14:00 | June 4, 2018
Amalya Kostanyan, a PhD student at Cambridge University, works in the field of nanotechnology. She
recently received a patent for the invention of new generation screen made in collaboration with her
News LUYS to Continue Financial Assistance for Another Year
17:04 | May 29, 2018
After the release of Karaaslanian’s letter, in which she said that the LUYS staff was asked to leave as
well, rumors abounded that the organization would cease operating altogether.
Articles Armenia’s Byurakan Observatory: A Formula for Success
15:24 | March 27, 2018
“We have to participate in as many international projects as possible. We have to compete, in our own
way, on the world stage regardless the amount of global technical investment.”
Interviews The Sad State of the Sciences in Armenia: “It mirrors the situation of the country as a whole”
15:36 | March 26, 2018
Many will perhaps remember Ghazar Galoyan, who heads the Laboratory of Petrology and Isotope
Research at Armenia’s Institute of Geological Sciences, for voicing his concerns about the state of
science and the plight of scientists during the annual general session of the National Academy of
Sciences four years ago.
Articles The Byurakan Observatory: Armenia’s Scientific Crown Jewel
00:12 | March 21, 2018
In 1960, at the height of the observatory’s Golden Age, a Schmidt-class 1m telescope was brought to
Byurakan. An interesting historical side note is Adolf Hitler had presented the telescope to Mussolini as
a gift. The aim was to establish an observatory in Italy. The project was never realized.
News $20,800 to Publish Hovhannes Tumanyan Encyclopedia
17:58 | March 6, 2018
Armenia’s government has allocated AMD 10 million ($20,800) to publish a literary encyclopedia
dedicated to Hovhaness Tumanyan on the 150th anniversary of the writer’s birth.
Articles Armenia’s Seismologists: Bowed but Not Broken by the 1988 Spitak Earthquake
21:30 | February 26, 2018
The institute also felt the effects of the 1988 Spitak Earthquake. The IGES’s former building, located at
the same site, was destroyed.
Articles Armenia’s Institute of Physiology: Creating Scientific Innovations Yet to be Implemented
15:32 | September 26, 2017
The lack of adequate government support and the reluctance of some in the sciences to reinvent
themselves and their institutions to meet a host of modern day challenges are a large part of the problem.
Articles Armenia to Cut State Funding of Sciences
00:02 | August 19, 2017
In 2018-2020, base funding will be cut 4.98% compared to this year.
Articles Armenia’s EcoCenter: An Underfunded Scientific Institution Competes on the World Stage
22:30 | July 7, 2017
"If a country wants to have a future, money should be invested in education and culture, and science is a
part of culture. Our society today is degrading," says the professor.
Articles Photo Story – Armenia’s Institute of Botany
20:45 | June 14, 2017
Collaborating with the Faculty of Biology of Yerevan State University, the institute deals with the plant
world, plant evolution studies, the research of fossil plants, forestry studies, and other related issues.
Articles Armbiotechnology: A Scientific Center in Armenia Whose Underpaid Staff Produces Tangible Results
14:17 | May 24, 2017
Today, SPC Armbiotechnology includes the Institute of Biotechnology (founded in 1971), the Institute
of Microbiology (1961), and the Center of Microbial Depository (1993).
Articles Croatian Scientist Advises Armenians to Start Small and Dream Big
16:48 | May 19, 2017
Mario Novak, a candidate of sciences, came to Armenia from the University of Zagreb in February this
year, as part of the Phoenix project.
News Mikayelyan to Head Armenia's Byurakan Observatory
16:23 | April 12, 2017
Areg Mikayelyan will be the new head of Armenia’s Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory.
News Interpol's Main Office Voids Baku Call to Launch Manhunt Against Archeologists in Artsakh
10:40 | March 2, 2017
Azerbaijan’s Interpol yesterday circulated a statement addressed to the Interpol services of all nations
calling for a manhunt against a group of archeologists that Baku claims is carrying out digs in Artsakh.
News Iran Proposes Nanotechnology Cooperation with Armenia
14:55 | November 30, 2016
Minister Martirosyan welcomed the offer of cooperation and noted that plans are on the table to build an engineering town in Armenia where companies that have made huge strides in the technology sphere will be located.
News Former Hetq Intern Publishes Debut Fiction Novel in New York
23:58 | March 3, 2016
Former intern journalist and 2011 AGBU YSIP member, Samuel Armen, releases his debut fiction
novel, Within a Diminishing Caricature.
News Albert Sargsyan Reelected Head of NASA's Scientific-Educational Center
13:45 | October 2, 2015
On September 30, the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia unanimously
reelected Albert Sargsyan as the Director of the Academy’s International Scientific-Educational