Faculty of Agronomy

Armenak Ter-Grigoryan

Candidate of Sciences, Docent

Dean

Contacts

  • 74 Teryan, 0009, Yerevan, RA, I building, room #202
  • (+374 10) 52-86-77, int. 3-60
  • agronomy@anau.am

Extracurricular lessons, trustworthy and reasonable evaluation, educational student-centered approaches are of importance to the faculty of Agronomy. Topics of diploma papers and master’s theses are chosen according to their applicability in production processes. Supervisors for master theses are leading researchers of agriculture. Some students of bachelor’s and master’s programs take part in international educational, scientific and practical projects. Lecturers and researchers actively collaborate with international projects.
Practical lessons are held in the leading agricultural organizations (Scientific center of vegetable and industrial crops, Spayka, Orvako, EcoGlobe, Sevan national park, Green crafts, Agrotrend, Syunik Food, etc.), private farms, RA Ministry of Economics, Food safety inspectorates, and in educational-experimental farms.
A range of young lecturers is included and trained in frameworks of international projects and at the leading international universities.
Academic personnel of the faculty consults leading production organizations.
There’s a high demand for the specialists prepared at the faculty. Most of the graduates work by their professions. Education is provided for the following specialties:

Agronomy, selection and genetics

The specialists who have completed the educational program have the following skills

  • design, organize and control farms with modern approaches,
  • modern technologies of crop cultivation, sorts (hybrids) meeting market requirements,
  • foundation and cultivation of fruit and grape intensive gardens.
Plant protection

The specialists completed the academic program are able to

  • plan and implement measures to fight against harmful crop and forest tree organisms effectively,
  • conduct border-control of phyto-sanitary, expertise investigations in labs, greenhouses and fields.
Technology of protected ground

Specialists completed the academic program can

  • create greenhouses (aeroponics, hydroponics, ground),
  • crop cultivation in greenhouses applying complete systems.
Forestry and landscape gardening

Specialists completed the academic program receive

  • skills in forest use, reforestation, forest establishment, forest inventory and monitoring, forest nursery establishment,
  • skills in landscape gardening, including gardening, flower farming, improvement of dendro phora species composition and greenery.
Agroecology

Specialists completed the academic program

  • are well-informed about ecological characteristics of agricultural production, including ecological changes of agricultural lands, and thier cause-and-effect relations,
  • they promote ecologically safe and stable agricultural production.

Dean

Armenak Ter-Grigoryan

(+374 10) 528677, int. 360
agronomy@anau.am, arm-ter@rambler.ru

Operations assistant

Adrine Ayvazyan

(+374 12) 528677, int. 360
ayvazyan.adrine@mail.ru

Deputy dean, Candidate of Sciences, Docent

Sasun Mamajanyan

(+374 10) 528677, int. 360
s.mamajanyan@gmail.com

Operations assistant

Satenik Avetisyan

(+374 10) 528677, int. 360
satenik-avetisyan@mail.ru

Faculty History

Faculty of Agronomy, one of the fundamental faculties of Armenian National Agrarian University, was established in 1921 at Yerevan State University. The first dean had important contribution in the establishment of the faculty.
In 1930 on the basis of the faculty of Agriculture of YSU Armenian Agricultural Institute was established. The institute had 3 faculties – faculty of agriculture, crop cultivation and veterinary medicine. The first one was renamed into the faculty of agronomy, the second one – horticulture. A range of structural changes was made at the faculty of agronomy. In 1988 faculty of agronomy and faculty of horticulture were unified and in result, the faculty was renamed into the faculty of Agronomy. In academic year 1994-1995 at newly formed Armenian Agricultural Academy, Agrarian Faculty was created. In 2002-2003 academic year faculty of agronomy was reformed.
The activity of the faculty corresponds to modern teaching method of the Bologna process. Chairs and general laboratories of the faculty are equipped with necessary laboratory equipments, herbariums and computers, which promote the development of scientific-experimental skills among the students. The faculty carries out scientific and academic-methodological works. More than 200 suggestions with fundamental and applicable significance, including over 40 new sorts of agricultural crops were applied in production in result of scientific researches. More than 170 textbooks and academic manuals and over 6800 scientific articles were published, some of them have copyright licenses.
There is professional council of 011 “Agronomy” awarding degrees of candidate of agricultural sciences and doctoral degrees at the Faculty of Agronomy, where the applicants defend their dissertations on the following specializations:
Զ.01.01 – General agriculture, soli since, hydro-melioration and agrochemistry,
Զ.01.02 – Plant cultivation, viticulture, horticulture and plant protection.
More than 200 students defended their dissertations, received their degrees in agriculture during the last 50 years.
Faculty of Agronomy collaborates with FAO, Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus, Biochemistry Institute of Norway, Polytechnic University of Italy and a range of universities and scientific centers of Russia.