President’s Message

President’s Message

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Dear current and prospective students and members of the AUA community,

This University Catalog is your gateway to AUA’s array of academic programs and offerings for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The Catalog is a great way to explore possible areas of study, learn about the members of our world-class faculty, and access a wide range of opportunities and resources available at AUA. It also provides information about degree requirements, course descriptions and a broad range of academic options to help students chart their path through the curriculum.

As a member of the AUA community, you are part of a unique and diverse group of students, faculty, researchers, staff and alumni who are dedicated to the University’s mission:  providing teaching and research programs in a setting that values and develops academic excellence, free inquiry, integrity, leadership and service to society. Armenia is an ancient land with a rich culture and a strong tradition of excellence in education. AUA builds on this foundation by adding the ideals of academic freedom, shared governance, social responsibility, interdisciplinary studies, and critical thinking. Let the passion for learning and the sense of mission present among the members of our community be your guides to an unsurpassed educational experience at AUA.

I invite you to explore AUA beyond the contents of this Catalog. Visit us on campus or online at

Yours sincerely,

Armen Der Kiureghian