This initiative will strengthen local educational capabilities and enhance the research potential of the Armenian engineering sector by upgrading and expanding the State Engineering University of Armenia’s (SEUA) educational and research facilities. Through this partnership, USAID will harness new technology emerging from improved engineering education and research to address practical problems in Armenian society. State-of-the-art educational and research laboratories equipped with modern engineering equipment and software tools from prominent companies have been created.
ANEL occupies four floors in the SEUA Yerevan campus building #10. The facility includes educational and research laboratories in thirty specializations covering the six major directions of SEUA: Cybernetics, Radio Engineering and Communication Systems, Power Energy, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Machine Building Engineering, and Transport Applications. ANEL will provide students with a combination of technical training and research opportunities, including qualified trainers and modern curricula, to prepare them for careers in engineering. These resources will be available to all interested parties, such as research institutions, other universities, and the private sector.
As part of this public-private partnership, USAID contributed equipment, software, and technical assistance, and the Ministry supported the renovations of the laboratory space at SEUA. National Instruments, the Enterprise Incubator Foundation, and SEUA are the primary partners for the three-year program’s implementation, including initial setup, management and supervision, co-funding and training.