VERITAS Project workshop on PHD promotion tools 16-17, June 2014, YSMU

On the 16th-17th of June 2014  Education Quality staff, as well as Armenian and European Partners, participated in the meeting and training, which was held in Yerevan State Medical University in the frame of the Tempus VERITAS «Structural Development of the Third Cycle Based on Salzburg Principles» Project.

The training was focused on the PHD promotion tools. During the workshop the Armenian HEIs introduced their tools for promotion of PHD programs.

The deputy of the head of Supreme Certifying Commission of the Republic of Armenia presented their vision of reforms for establishing the common Standards in line with the European Higher Education Area initiatives in PhD education in Armenia. During the workshop the representative from ANQA introduced the summary of the SWOT analyses of the Armenian institutions per each Salzburg principle.

The Armenian and European universities exchanged their experience within the framework of the following topics: university promotion for internationalization, university-market cooperation, linking HE with industry, society and economy, inter university cooperation. Dino Mujkic from WUS Austria delivered a presentation on “Promoting PhD- Why and How?”.  UdG, YSAFA, YSMU delivered presentations on the project web-site, first newsletter and VERITAS news published in local media.

The meeting started and concluded with a management session in order to plan the next steps and financial issues of the project.

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