YEREVAN, JANUARY 7, ARMENPRESS: Armenian education and science minister Sergo Yeritsian pledged today his ministry’s assistance to Iranian students studying in Yerevan in solving part of their everyday problems. He was meeting with some of 920 Iranian students who have chosen Yerevan-based universities as their alma maters.
Some 350 of them are majoring at Yerevan Medical University, 280 at Yerevan Engineering University and the rest at Yerevan State University and some other private universities. Last year alone 456 Iranians were admitted at Armenian universities, citing their high standard teaching and accessibility.
Ali Najaf, an aide to Iranian ambassador in Yerevan, who was also present, said Yeritsian’s visit to Tehran, scheduled for January 15 is expected to give a new boost to cooperation in education between the two countries.
Overall, some 6,000 foreigners are studying in Armenia. The latest group of 13 students has arrived from China.