The #ARMDOCT project coordination meeting took place at the RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports on June 17

On June 17, a coordination meeting of the #ARMDOCT project took place at the RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports (MoESCS) with the participation of partner Armenian universities. The coordination meeting was chaired by Deputy Minister of Education and Science Karen Trchunyan.



The meeting was attended by Karen Keryan, Chairman of the Supreme Certifying Committe ,  Lana Karlova, Coordinator of the Erasmus + National Office in Armenia, staff of the Ministry of Education and Science, as well as representatives of the project's Armenian partner universities, institutional managers and coordinators.


Within the framework of the Erasmus +  ARMDOCT project, 4 working groups formed jointly  consisting of researchers from universities and research institutes.


The concept of the third degree (postgraduate) reforms of the Republic of Armenia approved by the order of the Minister (N 44-L, 16.11.2021). During the meeting, "the mutual expectations were clarified once again," it became clear that the priorities and agenda of the project of the Ministry of Education and Training Reform in Armenia are in line. Welcoming those present, Deputy Minister of Education and Science Karen Trchunyan said the following: "Doctoral education reforms should be accompanied by sustainable mechanisms for quality assurance and monitoring of tertiary education, as well as the transformation of licensing requirements, so that only those institutions that meet the minimum requirements will be able to implement doctoral programs."


In his speech, the Deputy Minister also referred to the establishment of the institution of the head, particularly noting ․ "In the process of reform, we must be able to establish the institute of the head, changing many criteria to clarify who can lead the research work of the postgraduate student, in order to expect quality scientific work."


Summing up the meeting, it was decided to give an opportunity to the member universities of the program, to introduce new models of organizing higher  education to research organizations by piloting, by establishing doctoral schools of cooperative networks (consortia), by developing doctoral programs (including joint industrial doctoral programs).


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