Orbeli Institute of Physiology of NAS RA

Yerevan, Armenia
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Orbeli Institute of Physiology of NAS RA

Orbeli Institute of Physiology of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (IIAP NAS RA) was founded in 1943 and is one of the leading research institutes of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia in the field of natural sciences. The real ground for its organization was the physiological achievements of Armenian scientists working in higher education institutions and at the State University of Armenia. IIAP NAS RA is carrying out programs for the integration of education and different branches of life science. It organized courses for Master’s degree which aims to make qualified cadres for post-graduate studentship also in field of development of computational models for studying short- and long-term forms of synaptic plasticity.

Orbeli Institute of Physiology of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (IIAP NAS RA) will mainly manage the piloting of newly established e-learning methods in the system of Academic Institutes to enhance the interest of research staff in lifelong learning. Recently within the system of the International-Scientific-Educational Centre of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, the neurophysiology department in OIPH NAS RA was opened. The Institute has a huge experience in the establishment of the culture of distance seminars, educational events and e-conferences for MS and PhD students. Hence, apart from technical support OIPH NAS RA can also participate in the process of preparing new professionals or training the lecturers and students. A group of high qualified scientists is already involved in the teaching staff of the MS courses. OIPH will be leader of work package 4 on piloting.