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Shirak State University

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Type  Public university
Rector  Sahak Minasyan
Website  www.gspi.am
Established  1934
Location  Gyumri, Armenia
Founded  1934
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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.



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
  • Notable alumni

  • Hovhannes Shiraz, notable Armenian poet
  • Samvel Balasanyan, Mayor of Gyumri
  • References

    Shirak State University Wikipedia

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