24 DIRECTORS OF NATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTES AT ARMENIAN NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE RETIRE AT ONCE
Yerevan, September 11. ArmInfo. At once 24 directors of the National
Research Institute of the Armenian National Academy of Science (NASA),
had to retire because of the age qualification.
NASA told ArmInfo that mass dismissals of the directors were
connected with a governmental order saying that a director of a
National Research Institute must be under 65. At present, there
are 41 scientific research establishments operating at the NASA,
including 29 institutes. Others are museums, libraries and the NASA
Presidium. According to UN surveys, half of the scientific workers
are at least at the age of 60. To recap, rectors of a number of state
universities suffered the first wave of dismissals.