The Armenian Research Center at The University of Michigan-Dearborn is the only Armenian Research Center attached to an American university, and thus it has traditionally exhibited a leadership role in the field.
The center serves the local community, along with the national Armenian community. This fortunate confluence of university resources and public interest presented a unique opportunity for the expansion of internal collaboration and external partnerships in research, teaching, and service. It provides this community with a valuable learning resource, provides educational materials, and helps to serve its cultural needs. It is this community which has provided the Center, and thereby the campus, with a valuable resource as a gift.
The Armenian Research Center certainly adds a multicultural and international perspective to the educational process for students, which will help Americans in general to better understand the world and define their proper role in it.