Online meetings within the framework of MODEST Project
09.06.2020
Online meetings within the framework of MODEST Project

The Erasmus+ Modernization of Doctoral Education in Science and improvement of Teaching Methodologies (MODEST) project continues  through online platforms.

On April 7, an online workshop entitled "Reforming Doctoral Programs and Education Outcomes" was held within the framework of the project.

Participating in the event were Lusine Ghulghazaryan, Head of the Chair of Mathematics and its Teaching Methods, Samvel Asatryan, Associate Professor at the Chair of Informatics and its Teaching Methods, and Marianna Harutyunyan, Head of the International Cooperation Unit. The content and development of doctoral programs in Armenia, Belarus, Russia, Latvia, Finland and Great Britain, as well as the role and use of transferable skills in educational programs implemented in European universities were presented during the online meeting.

A series of webinars on “Organization and Supervision of Doctoral Training and Research Methodology” were organized on May 26 and 27. Mariam Ghorgyan, Head of the Quality Assurance and Management Department at ASPU, Svetlana Minasyan, Associate Professor of the Chair of Pedagogy, Marianna Harutyunyan, Head of the International Cooperation Unit, as well as about 20 postgraduate students and degree seekers participated in the meetings coordinated by the University of Helsinki. The current issues in doctoral education in Armenia, Russia and Belarus, the process of establishing Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) within the framework of the project, commercialization of research, the activity of the international research center of the University of Helsinki were presented during the meetings.

MODEST is a three-year project which aims at modernization of doctoral education in science in partner countries. Wider project objective 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). The launch of the project was announced in 2018.

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