ERASMUS + Capacity building in Higher Education: 598549-EPP-1-2018-1-LV-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

MODEST project 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 specific objectives of the project are:
1. Improve quality and employability of doctoral graduates of PC HEI’s by modernizing doctoral education towards interdisciplinarity, internationalisation, enhancing mobility, using new teaching methodologies in line with Salzburg Principles.
2. Facilitate successful adherence with Bologna reforms and its instruments by organization of special training sessions for academic and administrative staff of HEI’s in PCs.
3. Improve up-skills of research and educational staff by retraining them on new teaching methods and create modern learning and research environment based on student centred approach, competence-based program development.
4. Improve structure and internal capacities of services of doctoral education and research by setting up Doctoral Training Centers in PC HEI’s; ensure their sustainability and cooperation with EU partners by establishing a professional network using modern ICT tools.

Coordinator: University of Latvia

Armenian Partners:
Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University (ASPU)
Yerevan State University (YSU)
National Polytechnic University of Armenia (NPUA)

EU Partners:
Brunel University London – UK
University of Helsinki – Finland
Jagiellonian University – Poland

Other Partners:
Belarusian National Technical University
Polotsk State University
Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno
Federal State Educational Budget Institution of Higher Vocational Training
Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography
Kazan National Research Technological University
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University)
Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University

Grant: 983,975 €

Duration: 36 months (2018-2021)