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Armen Ashotyan

Armen Ashotyan

RA Minister of Education and Science

In office since
13 May 2009

Curriculum Vitae

Date and Place of Birth
July 25, 1975, Yerevan

Education and Training
1992 - 1998, Yerevan State Medical University after M. Heratzi, Therapy Department
1998 - 2000, qualification in forensic medicine obtained from the YSMU Medical Teaching Department
2005, Moscow School of Political Sciences by the CoE
2007, Training course “Management of Global Processes” at Moscow State Institute of International Relations

Work Experience
1999 - 2000, YSMU Forensic Medicine Chair, senior lab manager
2002 - 2005, Assistant to YSMU Rector
2003, assistant lecturer at the YSMU Biochemistry Faculty
2005 - 2006, Adviser to YSMU Rector
2005 - 2007, Member of Parliament (proportional list, RPA), member of NA standing committee on health care, social and environmental issues, member of RPA parliamentary faction
2007 - 2008, Member of Parliament (proportional list, RPA) head of NA standing committee on European integration
As of may, 2009, Minister of Education and Science
June 16, 2012, re-appointed to the post of Minister of Education and Science.
A presidential decree was issued on May 8, 2013 to re-appoint him to Minister of Education and Science.
A presidential decree was issued on April 26, 2014 to re-appoint him to Minister of Education and Science.

Additional Information
Under a presidential decree signed on December 28, 2012, he was awarded Movses Khorenatsi Medal. He is Candidate of Medical Sciences, author of over two dozen research works and papers. He is officer of Army Reserve. In 1999-2003, he was chairman of the YSMU. In 2003 – 2005, he was chairman of Youth Branch of the Republican Party of Armenia. He was awarded the following medals: Garegin Nezhdeh (Armed Forces), For Cooperation with the Police and Enforcement of Public Order (Republic of Armenia Police), Gold Medal (Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs), Gold Medal (Yerevan City Hall), Honorary Award (Romania Foreign Affairs Ministry).

Party membership
Republican Party of Armenia, RPA Vice Chairman, RPA Executive Board Member

Marital Status
Married, with two children