ARMDOCT: Reforming doctoral education in Armenia in line with needs of academia, industry and current EU practices

Project Details

Description

The ARMDOCT project addresses an urgent need in Reforming Doctoral Education (DE) in Armenia in line with the Salzburg Principles with the emphasis on policy, legal framework (including by-laws) and institutional procedures supporting integrative and internationally oriented doctoral studies involving universities, research institutions and industry.
Overall objective of the project is Reforming Doctoral Education (DE) in Armenia in line with the Salzburg Principles with the emphasis on policy, legal framework (including by-laws) and institutional procedures supporting integrative and internationally-oriented doctoral studies involving universities, research institutions and industry, and resulting in the establishment of Doctoral Schools.
Both the partners from the EU Member States and Armenia should reinforce their strengths and experience, previous lessons learnt, to overcome the developmental lag of Armenia in the organization of Doctoral education, research internationalization and support in strengthening the link between teaching, research and industry. It should be done considering shortages not only on the national, but also institutional levels.
This concept leads the project partnership to defining concrete project aims as:
Capacity building of the staff from HEIs/SRIs, Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia (MESA);
Development of new policy and legal framework, including by-laws for doctoral education in Armenia;
Development/revision of institutional policies, procedures, and tools;
Establishment and operationalization of new Doctoral Schools creating synergies between HEIs, SRI and industry;
Promoting networking and long-term cooperation between Armenian and European HEIs for further internationalization of higher education research in Armenia.

WorkPackage #1

Capacitybuilding on Policy and practices of Doctoral Education

WorkPackage #2

Developmentof Policy, Legal Framework for Doctoral Education

WorkPackage #3

Developmentof Institutional Regulatory Framework

WorkPackage #4

PilotingDoctoral education Policy, legal and institutional framework

WorkPackage #5

ProjectQuality Assurance and Monitoring

WorkPackage #6

Disseminationand exploitation

WorkPackage #7

Management

Key findings

National Policy for Development of Doctoral Education in Armenia (NPD)
National Framework for Doctoral Studies and Award of National Diploma of Doctor (NFDS)
Legal framework (NPD and NFDS) adopted by the Armenian Government for pilot implementation
Institutional Handbook for Doctoral Education adopted by institutional authorities
Training packages developed by EU partners (publicly available in the project’s download area)
Pilot reports of newly established 5 Doctoral Schools
Trained staff of higher education institutions, Scientific-Research Institutions and the Ministry
Network created (memorandum signed between consortium members and beyond for doctoral education development)
Short titleARMDOCT
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date15/01/2014/01/23

Collaborative partners

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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