"Life Sciences International Postgraduate Educational Center would be developed as a regional education and research center serving to promote co-operation between scientists and to facilitate the exchange of information among researchers internationally".
Ex-Director General of UNESCO
"I believe that it will be an international body through which we'll realize the revival of the research collaboration of the sciences in FSU. This Center is being orgnaized at the turn of century, when it becomes difficult for separate countries of regions to solve their problems and go forth in the development of their community.
Honorary president of LSIPEC
Message of the Head of Research and Educational Council
In a world where the contribution of knowledge has become a major factor in the progress of civilization, it is important that the nation’s Life Sciences schools participate in the education and preparation of nation’s future Life Sciences leaders.
Life Sciences International Postgraduate Educational Center (LSIPEC) specialized in Biophysics, Neuroscience, Environmental Science, Biotechnology, Pain Study and Management and Biomedical Engineering, is approved by UNESCO Director General Mr. Federico Mayor as UNESCO CHAIR IN LIFE SCIENCES.
As Armenia is on the crossways of Asian and European cultures and LSIPEC is organized at the turn of the century it will be a Center of the 21st century serving not only as an international educational and research center for promotion of Life Sciences in regional countries but also as a peace generation center for developing friendly ties between peoples of different countries and religions.
There are several medico-biological research institutions in Armenia with high international reputation, the potential of which will allow us to secure high level of education in LSIPEC. Educational opportunities at LSIPEC are complemented by modern laboratory facilities, advanced technology centers and organized research programs. As a result, collaborative efforts among world-renowned faculties and researchers are generating national and international interest and attention.
All of us at LSIPEC hold high the vision for new challenges, new opportunities and new horizons for promotion of Life Sciences in regional countries.
Prof. Sinerik N. Ayrapetyan
Head of Research and Educational Council
Head of UNESCO Chair in Life Sciences
In 1996 the Biophysics Center of Armenian NAS was awarded the status of UNESCO Chair in Life Sciences and was reorganized into Life Sciences International Postgraduate Educational Center of the Ministry of Education and Science of RA.
The purpose of the Chair is to promote cooperative research, advanced training and exchange of information in neurosciences, biophysics, environmental sciences, biotechnology and biomedical engineering in Armenia and other countries of the region to facilitate the collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and the local scientific community.
In collaboration with different international organizations the Chair organizes regular International UNESCO Seminars on actual problems of Life Sciences with participation of leading scientists from different countries.
UNESCO Chair in Life Sciences International Postgraduate Educational Center has made agreements with UNESCO Office and Stony Brooke University, NY: