Universities, part 3
In the 12th century, new Universities were established in the Medieval Europe which still have global fame. Over that period, the educational system of Armenia developed keeping abreast with that of the West. The very first University, made reference of, was established by Anania Shirakatsi, followed by other reputable seminaries in Gladzor, Tatev, Sis and Skevra. The graduates of Gladzor University received "the bishop's pointer" granting them the right to teach. The official ceremony of granting the degree is still adhered to in Gevorgyan Seminary. Educational institutions operating adjacent to Medieval Monastries possessed all prerequisites to transform into an independent educational institutions. Despite the fact, that due to geopolitical circumstances, these seminaries didn't survive, however, they contributed immensely to the advancement of Armenian thought.
Harutyun Papoyan, methodologist
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