AGBU LAUNCHES NEW PROJECT

 

 

 

 

Recognizing the importance of the Matenadaran - Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts - as well as the preparation of highly qualified young scientists, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) launched a new project, providing scholarships to the Matenadaran’s researchers, as part of the doctorate program initiated jointly by the RA Ministry of Education and Science and the Matenadaran. As part of this project, considered to be of high priority for the Institute, eight young researchers in the areas of Historiography, Historical Source Research, Art History and Theory as well as World History were granted AGBU scholarships. These young researchers work in the Digitization, Art History and Writing, Research of Arabic Manuscripts, International Relations, Archive Documents Preservation and Scientific Development Departments of the Matenadaran. This initiative is the continuation of AGBU's support to the Ancients Manuscripts Institute. During the energy crisis in the first years of Armenia’s independence, AGBU and its benefactors provided the Matenadaran with the funds to obtain air conditioning, fire and security systems vital for the preservation of the institute’s archive. AGBU has also sponsored a number of Matenadaran’s publications.

DR. YERVANT ZORIAN RECEIVES RA STATE AWARD

 

 

By the decree of President Serzh Sargsyan and based on the recommendations of the State Award Commissions the RA State Awards for 2013 were conferred in the fields of literature and arts, architecture and urban development, sciences, as well as in the area of humanitarian and social sciences during the official awards ceremony at the Presidential Palace. Among this year's State Award recipients was Chief Architect at Synopsys, Inc. (San Francisco, USA) and Member of the Central Board of Directors of the Armenian General Benevolent Union Dr. Yervant Zorian (Canada).

NEW AGREEMENT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF RA NATIONAL BRAND

 

 

On September 20th, RA Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan was present at the signing of a memorandum of endowment by the RA Government to develop Armenia’s national brand. The memorandum was signed by Republic of Armenia’s Minister of Economy Vahram Avanesyan, Executive Director of the Armenian National Competitiveness Foundation (NCFA) Arman Khachaturian and Director of USAID Yerevan Office Karen Hilliard. According to the agreement, USAID and the Armenian Government will provide financial support to the Foundation to create a country brand for Armenia. 

SCREENING OF MY UNFAMILIAR FATHERLAND DOCUMENTARY AT AGBU YEREVAN CENTER

 

AGBU YP Yerevan and Repat Armenian Fund co-hosted their first joint event on March 15th at the AGBU Yerevan Center. The artistic team behind My Unfamiliar Fatherland presented their documentary followed by a discussion with the standing room only audience consisting mainly of recent repats from around the world. My Unfamiliar Fatherland told the story of the Great Repatriation of 1945-49, the falsified propaganda of the Soviet Union and the enthusiasm of Armenians, who repatriated from around the world, as well as their ultimate disappointment and despair in the difference between their expectations and the reality of their homeland. 

25 UFAR STUDENTS RECEIVE AGBU SCHOLARSHIPS

 

 

For years now the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) and the French University of Armenia (UFAR) have been cooperating on a number of programs. AGBU sponsors the internship of UFAR’s best and brightest students in France. Over the years more than 75 UFAR students have spent their month-long internships in some of France’s most prestigious companies. In 2012, the UFAR Library, renovated through funding by AGBU, re-opened its doors for the students of the University. Every year since 2007, AGBU has paid the tuition of UFAR’s top 25 students, so far providing this financial assistance to more than 180 students of the University.

 
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