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Consensus Study Report


An NRC ad hoc committee analyzed the current status and future development potential of Armenia's science and technology base, including human and infrastructural resources and research and educational capabilities. The committee identified those fields and institutions offering promising opportunities for contributing to economic and social development, and particularly institutions having unique and important capabilities, worthy of support from international financial institutions, private investment sources, and the Armenian and U.S. governments. The scope of the study included both pure and applied research as well as education in science-related fields. The committee's report addresses the existing capacity of state and private research institutions, higher education capabilities and trends, scientific funding sources, innovative investment models, relevant success stories, factors hindering development of the science sector, potential domestic Armenian customers for scientific results and products, and opportunities for regional scientific collaboration. An Armenian language version of the report is also available.


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National Research Council. 2004. Science and Technology in Armenia: Toward a Knowledge-Based Economy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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135 pages |  6 x 9 | 

  • Paperback:  978-0-309-09278-4
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Front Matter i-xvi
Executive Summary 1-4
1 Overview of the Science, Technology, and Higher Education Infrastructure 5-23
2 Review of Selected Sectors 24-41
3 Conclusions 42-56
Appendix A: U.S. Agency for International Development Armenia Program Overview for Fiscal Year 2005 57-61
Appendix B: Institutions Visited by the National Research Council Committee on Science and Technology in Armenia 62-63
Appendix C: Research and Development Institutions of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia 64-65
Appendix D: Higher Education Institutions in Armenia 66-67
Appendix E: Presentation of Armenian Ambassador Arman Kirakossian to the National Research Council Committee on Science and Technogy in Armenia 68-72
Appendix F: International Science and Technology Center Projects in Armenia 2003 73-74
Appendix G: U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation Grants in Armenia, 2002-2003 75-80
Appendix H: U.S. Government Assistance to Armenia, 2003 81-83
Appendix I: Caucasus Seismic Information Network 84-87
Appendix J: Extracts from Testimony of Paul V. Applegarth, Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation 88-91
Appendix K: Government of the Republic of Armenia Resolution No. 1302-N. August 15, 2002 92-93
Appendix L: Proposals on Priority Areas for the Development of Science and Technology in the Republic of Armenia 94-114
Appendix M: Next Steps to Market Program of the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation 115-115
Appendix N: International Science and Technology Center Patent Advisory Service 116-116
Appendix O: Biographies of Committee Members 117-119

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