An online capacity building workshop was held within the framework of the Erasmus+ ARMDOCT and MODEST projects.
The meeting was aimed at presenting the work and policy of improving doctoral education across Armenia, exchanging experience and discussing further cooperation on the sidelines of the two projects.
The online meeting was attended by representatives of more than 25 partner institutions from Armenia and Europe, as well as Lana Karlova, Coordinator of National Erasmus+ Office in Armenia. Armenian State Pedagogical University also participated in the meeting as a partner university.
The launch of the EU-funded Erasmus+ project Modernization of Doctoral Education in Science and Improvement Teaching Methodologies (MODEST) was announced in 2018. The objective of the project is to enhance cooperation capacities of Higher educational institutions of Partner Countries in the field of Doctoral Studies within European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and European Research Area (ERA).
Erasmus+ project Reforming Doctoral Education in Armenia in Line with Needs of Academia, Industry and Current EU Practices (ARMDOCT) 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. The objective of the project is to develop policy and legal framework for the new Doctoral Education aimed at internationalization and integration to The European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and The European Research Area (ERA).