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Shirak State University named after Mikael Nalbandian (Armenian Շիրակի Մ. Նալբանդյանի անվան պետական համալսարան) is a public university located in Gyumri, Shirak Province, Armenia.
Shirak State University Wikipedia
The university was founded as a pedagogical institute in 1934. During the first year of admission it engaged 16 lecturers and had ca. 100 students. Its first rector was S. Movsisyan who enrolled best teachers from Gyumri and specialists from the capital city of Yerevan. At first it used to be a branch of Armenian State Pedagogical University, but since 1966 it has been an independent higher educational institution.
On December 2, 2016, the pedagogical institute of Gyumri was turned into an university foundation and renamed Shirak State University.
A of 2017, Shirak State University is home to 7 faculties:Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Economics
Faculty of History and Philology
Faculty of Biology and Geography
Faculty of Foreign Languages
Faculty of Pedagogy
Faculty of Physical and Preliminary Military Training
Faculty of Philosophy and Social sciences
Hovhannes Shiraz, notable Armenian poet
Samvel Balasanyan, Mayor of Gyumri