ARARAT

10/01/2012 to 03/30/2016

ARARAT will address the national priority for Armenia within the Development of Partnerships with Enterprises, Structural Measures, under the Higher Education and Society.The wider objective of the project is to ameliorate the relevance of higher education to ever-changing labor market needs through establishment and operationalization of universities-employers cooperation nexus inArmenia.

One of the issues still impeding the development of the RA higher education is the blurred links between the labour market and professional education. In particular, achievement of the national goals on the RA Government agenda is still impeded by the lack of necessary data to support decision-making on institutional planning and national employment policy. This brings about insufficient involvement of social partners in education issues, inefficient investment in human resources (graduates), lack of information on the professional evolution at different moments in time after graduation correlated with a series of social-biographic and educational descriptors (necessary feedback for HE system improvement). Having failed to put forth the requisite competencies, the local market manifests its lack of capacity to act as an active stakeholder of the education process.

Topics:
Quality Assurance and Accreditation, University-Industry Cooperation
Coordinator:
Armenian State University of Economics
Partners:
  1. Armenian State University of Economics
  2. World University Service Austrian Committee
  3. UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
  4. Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute after M.Nalbandyan
  5. Republic of Armenia Ministry of Education and Science
  6. Universitat Koblenz-Landau
  7. Vanadzor Branch State Engineering University of Armenia
  8. Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
  9. European Centre of Studies and Initiatives
  10. Information Systems Management Institute
  11. Armenian State Pedagogical University named after Kh. Abovyan
  12. Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University
  13. State Engineering University of Armenia (Polytechnic)
  14. Gavar State University
  15. Goris State University
  16. National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance
  17. Union of Banks of Armenia
  18. Synopsys Armenia CJSC
  19. Armenian National Students’ Association
  20. Republican Union of Employers of Armenia
  21. Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia
Geographical Area:
Middle East
Programme:
TEMPUS