Rector Aram Simonyan (left) presents Rector Udo Sträter with a traditional Armenian wooden vase during his visit in June.
© Michael Deutsch
12.10.2017 in International News, Campus

A connection with history

A partnership between the University of Halle and Yerevan State University (YSU) has been in place for ten years. In June, the two universities extended this cooperation agreement. Now the aim is for students and PhD candidates to be more intensively involved in the academic exchange programme – for example in the Faculty of Theology. Read more

Petroglyphs near Sepasar in the Armenian highlands of Syunik.
© Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie Sachsen-Anhalt, Juraj Liptak
01.10.2014 in Research, Science

Rocks relay messages from the Bronze Age

The Armenian highlands in Syunik Province on the border to Nagorno-Karabakh are home to breathtakingly beautiful volcanic landscapes made up of massive basalt rock. Thousands of pictures depicting animals and humans have been chiselled into these rocks by prehistoric people. Archaeologists from Saxony-Anhalt have joined forces with colleagues from Armenia to study and document these cliff drawings, which date back at least 5,000 years. Their aim is to submit a World Cultural Heritage application to UNESCO. Read more