YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Rector of Yerevan State University Radik Martirossian–and Head of the Department of Armenian Studies of the Hebrew University of Israel Michael Stone signed an agreement on the scientific and cultural cooperation between the two universities on September 11. The signing of the agreement will be followed by the elaboration and implementation of specific annual programs. Next spring the rectors of the two universities will pay mutual visits.
The agreement regulates the issues of conducting research of mutual interests. Armenian scholars worked at the Department of Armenian Studies of Hebrew University of Israel long before the agreement was signed–but from now on this work will be regulated by the agreement. Currently–the Department of Armenian Studies is ready to admit one post-graduate student from Armenia and provide him with scholarship.
60 students are currently studying at the Department of Armenian Studies–which was founded 34 years ago. The department is financed by the Hebrew University of Israel.