NEWSTEMPUS- ARMENQA 1st Coordination Meeting in Osnabruck, Germany
01.11.2014
TEMPUS- ARMENQA 1st Coordination Meeting in Osnabruck, Germany
 
On 30th – 31st of October, 2014 the 1st Coordination Meeting and Information Seminar of the TEMPUS “ARMENQA” project was held at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück, Germany. RAU was represented by Marianna Kalashyan, Deputy Director of Institute of Law and Politics.
 
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. The aim of the meeting was to introduce the progress and results of the project up to now, to introduce and coordinate the upcoming work on the project, to get familiar with the German Qualifications Frameworks, to provide a platform for discussions and exchange of ideas, etc.
 
During the meeting Mr. Volker Gehmlich made the general introduction into the German Qualifications Framework, its implications for German HE, allocation of qualifications in the framework, Quality Assurance of Qualifications and German Sectorial Qualifications Frameworks.

Later 1st and 2nd work package activities (schedule, progress made, working groups, challenges etc.) were introduced by the Armenian Coordinators. The ARMENQA project’s website and logo was presented to the participants as well.

On the second day of the meeting mainly organisational and contextual issues were discussed regarding the preparation for the upcoming trainings in Sweden (Formulation and writing of LO-based qualifications/level descriptors) and sector-specific trainings with their schedules in Yerevan in five sectors (Law, Physics, Education, Civil Engineering and Agriculture).

Mr. Armen Budaghyan introduced key strategic goals and objectives of the Implementation Strategy of the National Qualifications Framework for Higher Education in Armenia during 2015-2020, which was actively discussed and commented by Armenian and European partners both on wording, preciseness and schedules.
 
The meeting was summed up by Mr. Janerik Lundquist, Mr. Volker Gehmlich and Mr. Armen Budaghyan. The partners partners thanked each other for the active and fruitful participation, especially German partners for the perfectly organized meeting and seminars.
 
More info on TEMPUS-ARMENQA Project is available here
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TEMPUS- ARMENQA 1st Coordination Meeting in Osnabruck, Germany
TEMPUS- ARMENQA 1st Coordination Meeting in Osnabruck, Germany
TEMPUS- ARMENQA 1st Coordination Meeting in Osnabruck, Germany