Baku Demolishes  the Building of Artsakh State University

  • by Western Armenia, June 05, 2024 in Patrimony

After the complete depopulation of Artsakh, on November 23, 2023, by the decree of Ilham Aliyev, the "University of Karabakh" was established, which should operate from September 2024 in the city of Stepanakert, in the building of the Artsakh State University.

The academic platform "Monitoring of Artsakh Cultural Heritage" warns that construction works are underway. The entire facade of the building is covered with decks, all the cladding of the building that was done during the last renovation of the building has been removed.

The inscription "State University of Artsakh" in Armenian has already been removed from the main facade. It is likely that the inscription "Know wisdom and wisdom, know my language as a genius" will be removed as well.

Artsakh State University was founded in 1969, and in 1973 it received an independent status.

Before the complete occupation of Artsakh, the university had 5 faculties, 15 chairs, about 3000 students and 200 lecturers.

The library of the  university  had more than 100,000 pieces of literature, a publishing house, where the periodicals "Scientific Bulletin", "Armenian Science Journal", "University of Artsakh" were published.

The monument erected in memory of 75 students who died in the first Artsakh war was placed in the yard of the university.