Final Conference on Implementation of National and Sectorial Qualifications Frameworks in Armenia

Within the frames of TEMPUS ARMENQA project “Implementation of National and Sectorial Qualifications Frameworks in Armenia” Yerevan State University (YSU) was held a project dissemination event – a final conference “National and Sectorial Qualifications Frameworks for Higher Education of Armenia. Achievements and Challenges” on May 17, 2017 at YSU. Within the frames of the conference the results achieved through the lifetime of the ARMENQA project were presented to the higher education community of Armenia and main stakeholders by partner institutions from Armenia: New National Qualifications Framework for Higher Education of Armenia (NQFA) 5…continue reading →

Workshop and Training on NQF and SQF in Agriculture

On 24-25 November, 2016 a staff training workshop was organized in Armenian National Agrarian University (ANAU) within the framework of TEMPUS ARMENQA “Implementation of National and Sectorial Qualifications Frameworks in Armenia” project. Dr. Dieter Trautz from Osnabrück University (Germany) was among the participants of the workshop. Mr. Smbat Daveyan, ANAU Vice-rector, coordinated the workshop and ARMENQA project participants from Armenian National Agrarian University presented their reports. During the first day of the workshop Mr. Smbat Daveyan and Mr. Dieter Trautz opened the session with a welcome speech. Later according to the previously accepted…continue reading →

Study tour to Ghen University, Belgium

On May 28-30, 2016 the Ghent University, Belgium organized a special study tour for the ARMENQA project’s academic staff from HEIs and social partners. During the 3-day seminar the participants got acquainted with the Education system of Belgium, Internationalization processes and its interaction with Qualifications Frameworks, recognition of prior learning, validations of formal and non-formal learning, correspondence and respective relevance of learning outcomes and competences; knowledge vs. skills; responsibility, context and students’ autonomy issues, etc. First day of the training was opened by Janerik Lundquist, the Coordinator of TEMPUS ARMENQA Project. Further, experts…continue reading →

Study Tour on Implementation of National and Sectorial Qualifications Frameworks in Romania

On May 30-31, 2016 the Romanian National Qualifications Authority (ANC) organized a special study tour on "Implementation of National and Sectorial Qualifications Frameworks in Romania" to Bucharest, Romania, for the ARMENQA project’s administrative staff from HEIs and social partners. During the 2-day meetings the participants got acquainted with the functions and structure of Romanian National Qualifications Authority, Romanian Qualifications Register, Quality Assurance in Higher Education, etc. Mr. Tiberiu Dobrescu, President of the ANC, welcomed everybody and briefly introduced the main structure and responsibilities of the Authority, as well as the NQA strategy for…continue reading →

Meeting of National Steering Committee Members and heads of 5 Sectorial Qualifications Frameworks working groups

On March 24, 2016 ARMENQA project regular meeting with the participation of National Steering Committee Members and heads of 5 SQF working groups was held in Yerevan State University. Mr. A. Budaghyan /YSU/ introduced the implementation of the project’s workpackages and the timesheet of the revised further activities. Later Ms. I. Vanyan and V. Hovhannisyan/ NUACA/ presented the new versions of developed guidelines of NQF for different stakeholders (Students, HEIs, Employers, etc.). Ms. K. Tsaturyan /ASPU/ briefly introduced the actions of Self-certification report. Heads of SQF working groups introduced the work done after…continue reading →

Dissemination Conference and Workshop on Issues of Implementation of National and Sectorial Qualifications Frameworks in Armenian HE

On 3-4 March, 2016 The Pedagogical University launched a two-day conference and workshop on the “Issues of Implementation of National and Sectorial Qualifications Frameworks in the RA Higher Education System” with the participation of around 80 local and foreign representatives of TEMPUS ARMENQA project. In his keynote address the Rector of the Pedagogical University emphasized the importance of functions of each participant assuring that the topic in question will become a part of national education scheme. “We have always paid great importance to the learning process and to increasing its quality. This new…continue reading →

Workshop on Development of Sectorial Qualifications Frameworks and Coordination Meeting in Osnabruck

On 2-5 November, a workshop on "Development of Sectorial Qualifications Frameworks for Armenian HE" and on 6th of November, 2015 a coordination meeting were held in Osnabruck University of Applied Sciences, Germany. The Workshop was attended by 35 representatives from Armenian HEIs and educational institutions from Armenia and 8 representatives from EU partner Universities. The main aim of the Workshop was to introduce the EU experience on the development of Sectorial Qualifications Frameworks, methodologies and linking them to National Qualifications Frameworks. The final outcome of the Workshop was the first drafts of the Sectorial Qualifications Frameworks in…continue reading →

Meeting of the working-group to develop Toolkits and guidelines for stakeholders

On September 25 the meeting of the work-group working on the Kits and guidelines for the stakeholders gathered in the National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia to discuss the draft kits for Employers and Students. The drafts are developed by working group members and they are intended for using respectively by employers, students and universities. An active discussion of the participants' suggested comments has been held during the meeting.The meeting was attended by Varazdat Hovhannisyan and Irina Vanyan (NUACA), Armen Budaghyan and Mary Santurjyan (YSU), Kristina Tsaturyan (ASPU), Nelli Kutuzyan (GSU),…continue reading →

Training on Designing Level and Qualification Descriptors in Linkoping

A training on “DESIGNING LEVEL AND QUALIFICATION DESCRIPTORS” was hosted by the Linkoping University, Sweden during 22-24 June, 2015. It was attended by 36 representatives of the Armenian Higher Education organizations participating in the Project. The first day started with the Mr. Janerik Lundquist/Linkoping University/ welcome speech to the 36 representatives from the Armenian higher education institutions and stakeholder organizations of the ARMENQA project, thus launching the 3-day training for the administrative staff on designing level and qualification descriptors. He introduced the agenda for three days, provided some practical and technical information, distributed…continue reading →