American University of Armenia (AUA) President, Dr. Bruce Boghosian, and Interim Provost, Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian, visited the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) from 11 to 13 July 2011, as part of a delegation arranged by the Armenian General Benevolent Union, led by Mr. Ashot Ghazarian.

On Tuesday, July 12, Boghosian, Der Kiureghian and Ghazarian visited NKR Prime Minister, Mr. Arayik Harutyunyan, and NKR Minister of Education and Science, Mr. Vladik Khachatryan. During their visit, among other topics, they discussed the NKR government’s desire to provide scholarships to qualified students from NKR who wish to attend AUA. This year, the Ministry of Education and Science of NKR has allocated five such scholarships. The President of the AUA reaffirmed the University’s commitment to give high priority to qualified applicants from the NKR. Discussions were also held on the need to establish English language training courses and preparation courses for standardized tests required by the University.

The AUA President and Interim Provost also visited the office in Stepanakert of the AUA-managed Turpanjian Rural Development Program (TRDP). There they spoke with the Program Leader, Mr. Armen Sardaryan, and the Program Manager, Ms. Nonna Poghosian. They discussed the TRDP in general, the TRDP Young Entrepreneurs Program, and the above-mentioned student scholarships of the NKR Ministry of Education and Science.

PM Arayik Harutyunyan and Ashot Ghazarian
Bruce Boghosian and Armen Der Kiureghian
Armen Der Kiureghian, Minister Vladik Khachatryan, Bruce Boghosian