Haigazian University President Attends the Annual Meeting of the AAICU in Yerevan
Beirut, 05/06/2009,- On 22/05/2009, Haigazian University President, Rev. Dr. Paul Haidostian, attended the annual meeting of the Association of American International Colleges & Universities (AAICU), hosted this year in Yerevan, by President Haroutioun Armenian of the American University of Armenia (AUA).
The leadership of twenty universities and colleges were in attendance. Dr. David Arnold, President of the American University of Cairo, was elected President of the Association. Fundraising, academic excellence and inter-university cooperation were the main items on the agenda.
During his one week sojourn, Haidostian grasped the opportunity to put Haigazian University on the map of the Armenian leadership, and build on the friendships of sister institutions, by effectively engaging in parallel meetings with educational institutions, and meeting with a number of officials.
In this respect, Haidostian visited the Minister of Education Armen Ashodian, the President of the Yerevan State University, Aram Simonian, and a number of academicians and editors, studying future academic cooperation. He also met with the Diaspora Minister, Hranoush Hagopian, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edward Nalbandian, with both of whom Haidostian studied the possibility of internship programs at Haigazian University.
Haidostian had the chance to preach at the Armenian Evangelical Church in Yerevan, and spoke at the chapel service of the Theological Academy of Armenia.
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