On October 17, 1955 Haigazian University opened its doors in Beirut, Lebanon through the joint endeavors of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) and the Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East (UAECNE).
It is the only Armenian University
 outside of Armenia. 

What began as a handful of educators and a class of 43 students, rapidly grew over the next six decades to become the internationally recognized liberal arts university it is today with over 3,000 graduates worldwide.  The leadership at Haigazian believes the free exchange of ideas among people from a multitude of ethnic and religious backgrounds is one of the best forms education can take; consequently, Haigazian is home campus to students from 20 countries throughout the world.