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ASUE PARTICIPATION IN TEMPUS PROGRAMS

08 Jul 2014

Guided  with  ASUE  strategic purposes   of internationalization, recognition of the quality of education,   comparability of qualifications   and  ensuring   competitiveness  project proposals  of higher education reforms   were  developed   by  initiative  of  UNESCO  Chair on Education Management and  Quality Assurance Division  at  ASUE  and  by  approval  of  ASUE  Administration  were  presented  to  European Commission  within the   framework  of  Tempus  programs,    4  of  which  were  approved.  ASUE  will  fulfill   the  following  projects   during  3  years  since  2013:

  1. Enhancing Students Participation in Quality Assurance in Armenian HE (ESPAQ),
  2. EU TEMPUS VERITAS (Structural development of the third cycle based on Salzburg principles)

    EU TEMPUS VERITAS (Structural development of the third cycle based on Salzburg principles) is a three-year national project, under the priority of Governance Reform, EACEA N° 35/2012, 6th call and Structural Measures action. The wider objective of the project is to ameliorate doctoral education in Armenian Higher Education System through alignment with European Qualifications Framework and Salzburg Principles.

    The Projects involves RA 20 HEIs and educational institutions, European leading HEIs and educational institutions. 4 European partner universities are: Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Bath Spa University (UK), University of Girona (Spain), University of Heidelberg (Germany). Various RA universities and organizations are members of the "VERITAS" program: Yerevan State Medical University (project coordinator), RA National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan State University, Armenian State University of Economics, National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia, Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts, Yerevan State University of Languages and Social Sciences, Gavar State University, Vanadzor State Pedagogical University, Northern University, as well as "Quality of education" JSC, RA Ministry of Education and Science, Higher Attestation Commission, National Center for Quality Assurance.

    The specific objectives are:

    • Strengthening human potential in research by building a critical mass of quality researchers through development, integration and efficient management of doctoral education in Armenian HE.
    • Promoting international recognition of the III level study programmes of the ANQF through developing and adopting award criteria that are in line with Salzburg principles and comparable with international ones.
    • Developing a system of quality evaluation and monitoring in scientific research by building and strengthening systems for continual tracking of relevant parameters.
    • Stimulating and strengthening integration of science and research at universities through establishment/revision of university structures which will promote scientific research, network knowledge in education, research and innovation, enhance quality, effectiveness, flexibility.
    • Establishment of preconditions for quality PhD education and research.
    • Formulation of PhD award criteria and quality standards in Doctoral Education.
    • Development and launch of 11 new PhD programs in Armenia (11 pilot projects).
    • Adoption of the PhD award criteria and quality standards.

    For more information, please, visit: www.tempusveritas.am and also NATIONAL ERASMUS+ OFFICE IN ARMENIA: http://erasmusplus.am/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Tempus-Ongoing-Projects2.pdf 

  3. Fostering Autonomy and Accountability: Development of State-of-the-art HE Management System for Efficient Changes in Line with Bologna Principles  (GOVERN),
  4. Promoting Educational Organisation through people  (PEOPLE).

Project   implementation has  begun  in  November, 2013  and  is  carried out by University consortiums including   Universities  and  educational institutions   in  the  European Union, as well as Armenia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.