International ProjectsTEMPUSTEMPUS-ARARAT 2012-2015
TEMPUS IV, 5th Call results, ARMENIA

Project title

36 months

Structural Measures Higher Education and Society

813,483.78 €

ARARAT (ARMENIAN COORDINATION AGENCY "UNIVERSITY - EMPLOYER") is a three year national project, under the priority of Higher Education and Society, EACEA N° 25/2011, 5th call and Structural Measures action. The wider objective of the project is to ameliorate the relevance of higher education to ever changing
labour market needs through establishment and operationalization of universities employers cooperation nexus in Armenia.

The specific objectives target:
• building on capacity of universities to effectively manage the units promoting university-market cooperation;
• establishing a National University-Labour Market Network (NULMN) to promote cooperation between the partner universities and regional employers;
• facilitating an active dialogue between universities and labour market around qualifications offered through establishment of a database and relevant tools;
• operationalizing ANQF and keeping the programme level generic learning outcomes up-to date thus enriching academic learning with the recent developments in the labour market environment.

The principle outcomes and outputs include operationalization of the National University-Labor Market Network and university centers to promote cooperation between the partner universities and regional employers; establishment of a database and relevant tools for running a NULMN facilitating an active dialogue between universities and labor market on qualifications requirements and university needs; capacity building of university staff capable of managing active cooperation and maintaining robust ties between the Armenian universities and employers; self-certified sectorial qualifications frameworks and updated learning outcomes for engineering, economics and pedagogy. The universities are from a single CIS country to allow deeper understanding of the needs of developing systems and customization to specific
Applicant (Coordinator)
Nalbandyan Street, 128 Yerevan 0025, AM
Phone: +37493 838044; Fax: +3741052 88 64
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EU partners 
Universität Koblenz-Landau, DE
European Centre of Studies and Initiatives, IT
Information Systems Management Institute, LV
World University Service - Austrian Committee, AT
University of Alicante, ES
Universitet Marii Currie-Sklodowskiej, PL

Partner countries
Armenian State Pedagogical University named after Kh. Abovyan
Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University
State Engineering University of Armenia (Polytechnic)
Vanadzor Branch of State Engineering University of Armenia
Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute named after M. Nalbandyan
Gavar State University
Goris State University
National Center For Professional Education Quality Assurance
Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia
Union of Banks of Armenia
Synopsys Armenia CJSC
Armenian National Student’ Association
Republican Union of Employers of Armenia
Republic of Armenia Ministry of Education and Science (MoES)

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