Publications The Grand Opening of The National Defense Research University, MOD, RA, was held on The Army Day

April 10, 2021by admin

On January 28, President of the Republic of Armenia, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan took part in the opening ceremony of the National Defense Research University of the Republic of Armenia, which was also attended by the Defense Ministers of the Republic of Armenia and the NKR, the highest leadership of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia, heads of departments, as well as ambassadors accredited to Armenia, high-ranking foreign guests, representatives of science and education:

Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan and Head of the Institute of National Strategic Studies. Drastamata Kanayana of the RA Ministry of Defense, Major General, Doctor of Political Science, Professor Hayk Kotanjyan presented to President Serzh Sargsyan the possibilities of the new university building, classrooms equipped with the latest computer technology and working rooms that serve research and educational purposes:

At the beginning of the solemn meeting dedicated to the opening of the university, Major General Hayk Kotanjyan made a report, touching in detail on the history of the National Defense Research University, established on the basis of the Institute of National Strategic Studies named after him. Drastamat Kanayan, the tasks and goals set for this educational institution, the organizational structure and development prospects:

The guarantee of its success was the constant support and patronage of the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and the Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan. the foundation of the scientific component-the Institute of National Strategic Studies, then the formation of a single scientific and educational institution-the research university on the basis of its development, the formation of the educational component and the bridge of scientific and educational activities:

The project for the establishment of the university in 2004-2015. The research was developed and reviewed in the leading scientific, educational and government institutions of Armenia and the United States, in particular, in the Institute for National Strategic Studies of the National Defense University, in the Center for Technology and National Security Policy of the same Institute, in the Center for Strategic Applied Training of the National Defense University, in the College of International Security Relations, in the Kennedy School of State Studies of Harvard University, in the Fletcher School of Diplomacy and Law, in, At the National Center for Quality Assurance of Professional Education of the Republic of Armenia:

The goal of the only university of this kind in the region is to conduct research on defense security for the military and political leadership of the state and to train the leaders of the new generation through retraining courses, master's education, postgraduate and doctoral studies:

He noted the importance of the fact that the university project was developed as a result of studying the best practices of the US National Defense University, Harvard University, as well as the Russian Academy of Public Service under the President of the Russian Federation and its adaptation in Armenia: He expressed confidence that the National Defense Research University can become an important international platform for dialogue on security and defense issues in an academic format based on "smart power" for the countries-allies and partners of the Republic of Armenia, contributing to ensuring stability and security in the region:

The academic consultants on the university's creation project-Dwight D. Professor of the Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Management James Keagle, John F. Smith-delivered welcoming speeches. Director of the National Security Program at the Kennedy School of State Studies, Lieutenant General, Professor Ted Ollstrom, Director of the Center for Euro-Atlantic Security at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Doctor of Political Science, Professor Alexander Nikitin:

At the end of the meeting, President Serzh Sargsyan awarded James Keagley, Ted Ohlstrom, Alexander Nikitin, and the Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Chairman of the CSTO Scientific and Expert Council, Colonel General Nikolai Bordyuzha with the RA state award-the Medal of Appreciation for their contribution to the creation of the National Defense Research University: