First Armenology Institute of Romania, inaugurated in Cluj

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UBB Rector Ioan Aurel Pop, present in the inauguration event, said that the new institute represented an important and necessary step in the research area on Armenian communities of Central and Eastern Europe.

‘The establishment at the UBB of the first Armenology Institute of Romania, but also of the central and eastern European region, is an important event of our University. We are proud that the Armenian culture and civilisation represented a model for Romanians, Hungarians and Germans. The new institute represents an important and necessary step in the research area on Armenian communities of Central and Eastern Europe and will have to create research topics of the present and future, not only of the past. In Eastern Europe and in Romania, in particular, Armenians represented an important ethnic and cultural group in terms of social and cultural development of local communities,’ Rector Ioan Aurel Pop said.

He insisted on bringing to mind that ever since the Middle Ages the communities of Armenians established in the European space brought prosperity and created a stable and flourishing social and economic climate where they settled.

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Attending the inauguration, Armenia’s Ambassador to Romania Hamlet Gasparian spoke of the importance the Institute would have in the study of Armenian communities and culture.

‘The activity of the Armenology Institute will favour the sighting of the Armenian element in the cultural diversity of the contemporary European space and the enrichment of the Armenian identity,’ Ambassador Hamlet Gasparian said.

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Rector of the State University of Erevan Aram Simonyan, Armenian Union of Romania Chairman Varujan Vosganian and future director of the Armenology Institute of the UBB Lucian Nastasa-Kovacs also attended the inauguration ceremony. At present, UBB counts a number of 20 research institutes.



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