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Armdoct project

March 20, 2020

Within the framework of Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education Competition 2019, the International Scientific-Educational Centre of NAS RA is involved in the international project "Reforming Doctoral Education in Armenia in Line with Needs of Academia, Industry and Current EU Practices (ARMDOCT)".
The ARMDOCT project addresses an urgent need in Reforming Doctoral Education (DE) in Armenia in line with the Salzburg Principles with the emphasis on policy, legal framework (including by-laws) and institutional procedures supporting integrative and internationally-oriented doctoral studies involving universities, research institutions and industry.

Main Objectives 
strengthening strategic, infrastructural and human capacities in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Institutes of the National Academy of Sciences (SRIs), Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia (MESCS);
development of national new policy and legal framework, including by-laws for doctoral education in Armenia and further approval by national Ministry for pilot implementation; revision of institutional policies, procedures based on the redesigned national regulatory framework and design of the Institutional Handbook for Doctoral Education; establishment and operationalization of 5 Doctoral Schools creating synergies between HEIs, SRIs and industry;

The action is complemented by extensive dissemination and networking activities by 15 partner institutions, including the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia. Expected impact on the international and national levels is seen as contribution to the reform and modernization of Doctoral Education in line with the Salzburg principles enabling better integration to the European Higher Education and European Research Areas. The precise and clear institutional procedures and guidelines of Doctoral education will improve the transparency and accountability of the institutions. The involvement of the Ministry ensures project impact on policy level and provides modernization at national development strategies.

Project Duration

36 months /2020-2023/

The members of consortium are:

Eurasia International University (EIU) – Coordinator

French University in Armenia (UFAR)

Yerevan State Medical University after M. Heratsi (YSMU)

Armenian State Pedagogic University after Kh. Abovyan (ASPU)

Vanadzor State University after H.Tumanyan (VSU)

Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences (YSULSS)

Yerevan State University (YSU)

National Polytechnic University of Armenia (NPUA)

Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (IIAP NAS RA)

International Scientific-Educational Centre of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (ISEC)

Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia (MoES)

EU partners

Universidade Catolica Portuguesa – Portugal

Universita degli Studi di Teramo – Italy

Universite Lyon III Jean Moulin – France

Vilniaus Universitetas – Lithuania
The following ISEC representatives are involved in ARMDOCT project.

Dr. Atom Mkhitaryan, Scientific Secretary, Project coordinator, atom.mkhitaryan@isec.am 

Dr. Prof. Naira Hakobyan, Dean

Dr. Karen Sargsyan, Head of Economics and Management department

Mrs. Narine Manukyan, Deputy head of the same department

Dr. Narine Vardanyan, Head of Quality assurance department

Ms. Arusyak Harutyunyan, Head of Foreign affairs department