Partner M. Nalbandyan State University of Shirak
Acronym SUSh
Institutional Coordinator Hovik MELKONYAN

Tel/Skype/Viber + 374 93853706

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Partner Profile M. Nalbandyan State University of Shirak (SUSh), formerly known as Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute (GSPI), is a public university located in the Shirak region of Armenia. SUSh was established in 1934 with the goal of providing higher education in the historic northern Armenian city of Gyumri. It has succeeded in this goal for over 85 years, with 2,500 students currently enrolled and over 20,000 alumni. In 2014, SUSh passed the accreditation process and received a certificate of accreditation. SUSh staff consists of 250 permanent lecturers.  At ShSU, students are afforded endless opportunities in 4 faculties and Military Chair: 1.Mathematics and Natural Science, 2.Humaniyies and Arts, 3.Social Science and Law Studies, 4.Pedagogy, with many full-time bachelor’s (32 specialties), master’s (23 specialies), and PhD (4  fields of sciences) degree programs available. SUSh  has been participating in international cooperation programs since the second half of the 1990s and so far he has participated in about 15 Tempus, Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus, Erasmus+ Programs. Currently SUSh cooperates with 15 European universities in the frame of Erasmus+ KA1 and KA2 programs. As a result of this cooperation, new specialties (Social Work, Jurnalizm, Tourizm Management, etc.) and structural units have been established at the university, such as: Social Work Educational Center. Quality Assurance Center, HEI-Employers Collaboration Center, Lifelong Learning Center, Student TV Studio etc. Within the framework of the Erasmus+ ABioNet program with modern equipment a biotechnology laboratory and “Biotechnology” master program were established  at State University of Shirak.