Gladzor University

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Location: Vernashen, Vayots Dzor

Established: 1291

From Yerevan: 128km/2h



Gladzor University is one of the most prominent educational institutions of 13-14 cc, the center of development of religious, social, philosophical, as well as creative thought of the time.  It is mentioned in chronicles as a university from 1291. The university was founded in Tanade monastery under the auspices of Prince Prosh Khaghbakyan, with the support of the Syunik princely dynasty Orbelyan and Syunik Metropolitan.  

Gladzor is a large educational center, where thousands of manuscripts were created. Despite other Armenian medieval establishments of this kind, Gladzor University had their own set of rules, academic degrees and final defense. 


It is known, that, speaking in modern terms, graduates of secondary school were admitted to this university. Studying here for 6-7 years, young specialists took exams and prepared for the defense of academic degree. 

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