Monitoring of ARMENQA Project

In the context of continuous monitoring of TEMPUS Projects a meeting was organized with the partners of ARMENQA Project on 19 November, 2015 in Yerevan State University. The monitoring was conducted by the national ERASMUS Plus office, namely National Coordinator Ms. Lana Karlova, assistants to Coordinator Ms. Ani Torosyan and Edith Soghomonyan, as well as the Project officer on Erasmus : Higher Education-International Capacity Building from the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency Ms. Almudena Saenz De Miera. The meeting was attended by all the partners of the TEMPUS ARMENQA Project. The meeting…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 →

Meeting of a work-group to discuss the Information and Implementation Manual of Armenian Qualifications Framework for HE

On 28 April the work-group participants gathered to discuss the final draft of the Information and Implementation Manual of ANQF for HE. The meeting was attended by Mkrtich Avagyan, Vahan Sargsyan, Kristina Tsaturyan (ASPU), Armen Budaghyan and Mary Santurjyan (YSU), Gayane Avagyan (ANAU) and Tatevik Gharibyan (MoES). Participants discussed the first draft of the ANQF Manual. The working group agreed on the final outline and content of the Manual and suggested to do some editing of the Document. It was agreed, that in future it might be improved in compliance with the implementation…continue reading →

2nd meeting with EU experts in the frame of TWINNING Project, 13-17 April, 2015

During 13-17 April 2015 another meeting with the experts of EU Twinning Project was held in Yerevan. ARMENQA team members met with experts MsBirgittaVuorinen and Mr Volker Gehmlich. The following representatives of ARMENQA project attended the meeting Armen Budaghyan (YSU), Mary Santurjyan (YSU), Kristina Tsaturyan (ASPU), Tatevik Gharibyan (MoES) and Lusine Madoyan (ARMENIC). During the meeting experts together with ARMENQA Team and the representatives from the MoES and National Center for Quality assurance discussed learning outcomes, linking the learning outcomes to ANQF, academic autonomy of the HE institution and academic freedom in particular…continue reading →

Meeting with EU experts in the frame of TWINNING Project, 16-20 March

During 16-20 March, 2015 Mr. Heinz-Ulrich Schmidt an Mr. Volker Gehmlich visited Armenia to carry out Review of the current institutional arrangement for the development and support to the implementation of National Qualifications Framework in the frame of TWINNING Project. The ARMENQA team members, namely: Armen Budaghyan (YSU), Mary Santurjyan (YSU), Kristina Tsaturyan (ASPU), Vahan Sargsyan (ASPU), Robert Khachatryan (YSULS), Tatevik Gharibyan (MoES), Gayane Harutyunyan (ARMENIC), Lusine Madoyan (ARMENIC) and Samvel Karabekyan (NCSRHE). The objectives of the meeting were to know the state-of-the art of the institutional arrangements for the development and support…continue reading →

1st Coordination Meeting and Information Seminar in Osnabruck on National Qualifications Framework of Germany and the Implementation Issues

The 1st Coordination Meeting and Information Seminar on "National Qualifications Framework of Germany and the Implementation Issues" of the TEMPUS “ARMENQA” project were held respectively on the 30th and 31st of October, 2014 at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück, Germany. As it was a coordination meeting only the project’s European (Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium and Romania) and Armenian partners/ (universities and social partners) were participating. There were 15 Participants from Partner Institutions. The aim of the meeting was to introduce the progress and results of the project up to now, to…continue reading →

Monitoring visit of ARMENQA PROJECT by National Erasmus Plus Office

Monitoring visit by Erasmus Plus National Office, 24 June- 3 July, 2014 Monitoring visit by Erasmus Plus National Office of the TEMPUS ARMENQA project was conducted during 24-26 June and 3 July, 2014. As part of on-going monitoring of Tempus IV activities in the partner countries, Ms Lana Karlova, Director of the National Tempus Office (NTO) in Armenia and her colleague, Ms Ani Torosyan carried out on 24-26/06 and 3/07/014 field monitoring visits at the project partner institutions in Armenia. The monitoring visits took place in Yerevan after the project’s workshop “Issues of…continue reading →

ARMENQA Workshop on Issues of the National Qualifications Framework of RA for HE in Yerevan

On June 24-25, 2014, Yerevan State University hosted a two-day workshop on the “Issues of the National Qualifications Framework of RA for HE” within the TEMPUS “ARMENQA” project. Many participants from Higher Education Institutions, Student Associations and Alumni, Employers, etc. from the relevant spheres (Physics, Law, Education, Civil Engineering and Agriculture) have attended the meeting. The aim of the Workshop was to get their feedback on ANQF and its Level Descriptors for its further integration into the Framework, as well as to raise the awareness of stakeholders on ANQF and ARMENQA project by…continue reading →