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RAU Sharing its Expertise in International Credit Mobility with Armenian Universities


On June 2, 2017 by the initiative of National Erasmus+ Office in Armenia a working meeting about International Credit Mobility took place at ASUE International Programs Center.

The meeting was organized for employees of International Relations offices from more than 20 state and private Universities of Armenia, such as American University in Armenia, Armenian Pedagogical State University, Armenian National Agrarian University, Yerevan State Medical University, Shirak State University, Vanadzor State University, among others.  


The two main trainers of the meeting were Ms. Suzanna Shamakhyan, Head of RAU Department of International Cooperation at Russian-Armenian University and Ms. Vard Ghukasyan, Head of Foreign Relations Division at Armenian State University of Economics.


Being one of the leaders in the country with the level of international credit mobilities, Russian-Armenian University shared its success story of internalization achievements and conducted a training on how to build partnership, manage the mobilities, ensure the recognition of credits and on other challenges that the International Offices may face while organizing international mobilities of staff and students.  Ms. Shamakhyan gave various useful pieces of advice and tips on successful implementation of international mobility and answered numerous questions from different representatives of other universities. Ms. Ghukasyan also shared their best practices of managing credit mobilities of students, especially when it comes to dissemination of information, orientation of students, visa procedures, etc.


Ms. Lana  Karlova, Coordinator  of National Erasmus + Office in Armenia highlighted tthat it’s  already  high  time to conduct  such  meetings of International Offices on regular basis in terms of networking and exchange of experience, effective participation in future projects. National Erasmus+ Office staff also gave a presentation on the new website of the office which was recently launched, providing brief information on where all up to date information about Erasmus + programmes can be found.


In the end of the meeting Ms. Shamakhyan mentioned, “I am happy to share our experience and best practices with our Armenian colleagues. Russian-Armenian University started undertaking international credit mobilities 5 years ago and has gone a long way to become one of the leaders in this field in Armenia. We are proud of our accomplishments and at the same time we put significant efforts in increasing the amount of both incoming and outgoing mobilities for students and staff. It is a challenging process, but it is an exceptional opportunity for professional and personal development of young people, and moreover it is a great tool for fostering academic freedom, for ensuring transfer of knowledge to and from Armenia.”



More information about mobility programs undertaken by RAU Department of International Cooperation can be found here.

RAU Sharing its Expertise in International Credit Mobility with Armenian Universities