National Defense Research University opens in Yerevan

The official opening of the National Defense Research University (NDRU) of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia was held in capital city Yerevan on Thursday, January 28, 2016, on the 24th anniversary of the Armenian Armed Forces.

The event brought together President Serzh Sargsyan, Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Defense Ministers Seyran Ohanyan and Levon Mnatsakanyan, representatives of the command staff of Armenia’s armed forces, foreign mission chiefs in the country, and numerous guests.

NDRU was established on the basis of the Institute for National Strategic Studies.

The rector, Major General Hayk Kotanjian, presented Sargsyan the capacity of this new education and research facility, and accompanied him to the classrooms of the new building.

Kotanjian told reporters that young promising specialists, who were trained abroad, are engaged in the activities of this institution of higher education.