Anania Shirakatsy” University of International Relations was founded in 1990 by Doctor of Philology, Professor V.V.Madoyan and a Candidate of Philology, senior lecturer R.V.Madoyan.
The University has been conceived as Arts college ( the humanities) intending to educate the growing up Post-Soviet generation. It was called Historical-philological University. In two years, under the influence of successes, the University opened faculties of Law and Economics and the University received the name of International Relations after “Anania Shirakatsi” – an outstanding Armenian scientist and philosopher of the 7 th century.
At present prof. V.V.Madoyan (Armenia) and prof.A.Z.Aptsiauri (Georgia) are the owners of the University.
From the first days, the university has provided high quality of education. Well-known scientists, as J.M.Suvaryan,
V.E.Khodzhabekyan, N.J. Thumasov (economy), V.V.Madoyan, R.S.Manucharyan (linguistics),
G.B.Dzhaukyan, L.K.Ezekyan (Armenian language), E.M.Arzumanyan, N.M.Mikaelyan (English language), M.N.Arutjunyan,
K.A.Atoyan (German Language), etc. have taught at the University.In 2001-2002 the University according to law of the Republic of Armenia passed accredittation and acquired a right to award
the graduates with diplomas of a state sample.
In the field of science and education the University is co-operating with Kiev Inter-Regional Academy of Management of
Personnel (IAPM, Ukraine), the Amman Educational Centre – branch of Saint-Clemens University (Jordan), Prague University
of International Relations (Czech Republic), with a number of high schools of Russia and Armenia, is a member of the
international university unions.
The University has five specialties: jurisprudence (science of Law), Economy, Foreign languages, Journalism, Pharmacy.
In 2008 the University acquired a right to prepare masters.
The University has a right to work on three specialties (Jurisprudence, Economy, Pharmacy) in English and Russian languages.
Scientific and special councils are functioning at University and their decisions on awarding scientific degrees are admitted
at some high schools of Iran, Georgia, etc.
Student council, theatrical and tourist circles are existing at University.
Foreign students are provided with a hostel.
The graduates of high school have a right to work or continue study in any country that the Republic of Armenia has
diplomatic relations with.