AUA President Meets with Saudi Education Leaders

American University of Armenia (AUA) President Dr. Haroutune Armenian traveled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia last month to give presentations and meet with Saudi university and government officials.

Dr. Armenian, in his capacity as supervisor of the new chair of epidemiology and public health at King Saud University’s (KSU) College of Medicine, made four major presentations during his visit to the university from December 23 – 30, 2008.

As part of his agenda, Dr. Armenian held a number of meetings with the leadership of KSU and other Saudi universities, as well as with Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Health. He met with Professor Abdullah A. Al-Othman, KSU’s Rector (President), and together they explored appropriate linkages between AUA and other universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in particular KSU.

Dr. Armenian is also currently on the faculty of the UCLA School of Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology, and is Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology and the former Director of the Master of Public Health Program at Johns Hopkins University.

The American University of Armenia Corporation (AUAC) is registered as a non-profit educational organization in both Armenia and the United States and is affiliated with the Regents of the University of California. AUA offers American-accredited instruction leading to the Masters Degree in eight graduate programs. For more information about AUA, please visit


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