A webinar has been held within the framework of the Erasmus+ ARMDOCT (Reforming Doctoral Education in Armenia in Line with Needs of Academia, Industry and Current EU Practices) and MODEST (Modernization of Doctoral Education in Science and Improvement Teaching Methodologies) projects. Armenian State Pedagogical University participated in the webinar as a partner university.
The EU-funded ARMDOCT and MODEST projects are aimed at reforming doctoral education in Armenia at the national and institutional levels.
The aim of the webinar was to reveal collaboration on doctoral education between Italy, Latvia, France and Poland. Opening remarks were made by Ms. Lana Karlova (Programme Coordinator at National Erasmus+ Office in Armenia), who emphasized the urgent need for reforms in the field of doctoral education, as well as the need for cooperation between Erasmus+ projects.
During the webinar, Paola Pittia, Vice-Rector for Internationalization and Joint Degree Programmes at the University of Teramo in Italy, presented doctoral education in Italy. Representatives of the University of Latvia spoke about the reforms in the field of doctoral education in their country as well as the mechanisms of establishing a link between research and industry.
The representative of the Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University (France) presented state-funded CIFRE (Industrial Research Training Agreements) contracts launched in 1981 with the aim of enhancing University-Industry linkages.