NEWSFinal Conference of the Armenian Coordination Agency “University - Employer” (ARARAT) Tempus Project
08.04.2016
Final Conference of the Armenian Coordination Agency “University - Employer” (ARARAT) Tempus Project
 
 
Final Conference of ARARAT Tempus Project took place in the premises of Armenian State University of Economics (ASUE) on the 31st of March, 2016. 
 
The conference aimed at presenting and summarizing the results and main achievements within more than three years of active cooperation between Armenian and European partner institutions which had the goal to ameliorate the relevance of higher education to ever-changing labour market needs through establishment and operationalization of Universities-Employers cooperation nexus in Armenia. In the opening remarks of the conference the Rectors and Vice-rectors of partner Universities highlighted the need for the ARARAT project both in national and university level and the remarkable results achieved, as well as expressed their commitment for continuing and strengthening the cooperation between the partner institutions and other stakeholders.
 
In their speeches representatives from other institutions mentioned that the consortium 21 members’ cooperation has visible and tangible results and will definitely promote further development of the established network which will ensure the sustainability of the project results.
 
Next, the main achievements and results of the ARARAT Project were shortly introduced by the project coordinator, Mr. Nerses Gevorgyan after which each consortium member representative presented their role and activities within the project work packages.  The main activities regarding Capacity Building, particularly conducted trainings and establishment of 8 University-Market Cooperation Units (UMCUs) at Armenian HEIs  (WP1), establishment and operationalization of «National University-Labor Market Network» (NULMN) and development of the main operational documents (WP2), development of a Database and Relevant tools on University-Market relationships (WP3), Operationalization of NQF, Development of Sectorial Qualifications Frameworks for the three sectors: management/economics, engineering/IT and pedagogy/education (WP4) were addressed and presented by the consortium members (see the leaflet of the achievements below). 
 
During the Conference the Memorandum of Cooperation between the National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation (ANQA) and Armenian 8 Universities was signed.
 
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Final Conference of the Armenian Coordination Agency “University - Employer” (ARARAT) Tempus Project
Final Conference of the Armenian Coordination Agency “University - Employer” (ARARAT) Tempus Project
Final Conference of the Armenian Coordination Agency “University - Employer” (ARARAT) Tempus Project