Armenian mathematicians began forming an association during the short-lived First
Republic in the year 1920. The organiser of the first mathematical association, and its first president, was a professor of Yerevan State University, Ervand Kogbetlianz.
Kogbetlianz’s emigration to France slowed the activity of the association, until it was reinvigorated in the 1940s and 1950s by the academics Artashes Shahinyan, Mkhitar Jrbashyan and Sergey Mergelyan.
Following Armenia’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, a group of young mathematicians formalised the association into the Armenian Mathematical Union (AMU), registering it at the Ministry of Justice with elected members of the Council and an elected president of the Union.
The main objective pursued by the society is to promote development and dissemination of mathematical knowledge in the Republic of Armenia. The main tool to achieve this goal the founders saw in joining up the efforts of professional mathematicians of the republic and foreign experts which either related to Armenia by their origin, or expressed interest in supporting mathematics in the country.
No less important were the integration of our specialists in the international family of mathematicians. As the first step this was reflected in the joining to the International Mathematical Union.
Various committees are established under the AMU, the most important of which is the Education Committee with the function of learning curricula, teaching methods and quality of textbooks used in the country.
The important activity is the regular calling of general meetings, which confer a tribune to our mathematicians and eminent specialists from abroad.
AMU periodically organizes thematic and general conferences.