ARAYIK HARUTYUNYAN

Date and Place of Birth
S
eptember 2, 1979, Yerevan

Education

2007, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, degree of Candidate of Historical Sciences received (Thesis: Turkish-Syrian relations in the 1980s - early 21st century).
He is author of 6 scientific articles.
1998-1999, Arabic for Foreigners Institute, Damascus
1996-2003, Yerevan State University, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Arabic Studies Department, 2001, Bachelor’s degree in Arabic language; 2003, Master’s degree Arabic language
1986-1996, Yerevan Secondary School N12 after Victor Hambardzumyan

Work Experience

On June 1, 2019, appointed to be RA Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport
2018-2019, RA Minister of Education and Science
May 14, 2017, Member of the Council of Elders of Yerevan, elected according to the electoral list of Yelk (Exodus) bloc
October 30, 2016, re-elected Civil Contract party Board membership
2015-2016, Chairman of the Board of Civil Contract party
2013-2015, Member of the Board of Civil Contract socio-political association
2007 to 2010, He was involved in youth initiatives on Armenian-Turkish reconciliation
Since 2014, Member of Transparency International anticorruption organization
Since 2011, Member of the Board of HIMA NGO
Together with a group of citizens concerned with the problems of the Armenian language, founded the “We are against foreign schools” civic initiative; member of the “Army in Reality” civic group
2008, Co-founder of HIMA youth initiative
2013-2015, Editorial Staff of the online edition of Araratnews.am; responsible for the international section
2010-2011, Editorial Staff of 1in.am news website, responsible for the international section
2005-2006. Helsinki Association for Human Rights, program manager.
Since 2007, Lecturer at Yerevan State University, Faculty of Oriental Studies, director of the “Contemporary Problems of Arabic Studies” Master’s Program