ARMENIAN STUDENT JOINT AREA IS BEING FORMED: SUMMARY OF ANSA PLENARY SESSION
The 9th plenary session of Armenian National Student association (ANSA) was held at “French University in Armenia Foundation” on June 16-17, 2014, within the framework of which a number of issues on HE sector were discussed.
In the interview with ASUE Media and Public Relations Division Sargis Asatryants, Vice President of ANSA, mentioned that representatives of Armenian Universities, Heads of the University Student Councils, former members of ANSA, special guests: individuals contributing to student mobility, were present at opening solemn ceremony of the measure. The Vice President said that a dozen of students from Armenian State University of Economics actively participated in the plenary session, many of them presented reports. In particular, ASUE PhD Gagik Simonyan presented report on current state of professional literature at the University, ASUE students Arus Harutyunyan and Armine Yaralova presented reports on concept of students expert groups’ work and activity and “Bologna Process in Armenian Students’ Eyes”.
The plenary session was summarized by a workshop devoted to Tempus projects, one of which is “ARARAT”.
Ruben Topchyan, Director of “National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation” presented reported entitled ““ARARAT” Project: Discussion of Goals, Confidence Building”. The reason of current conflict in the market was discussed within the framework of the workshop. Topchyan mentioned that one of the goals of the project was to consider the demand for the provided education program. ANQA also considers that factor while fulfilling program accreditation.
Note, that “ARARAT” is a three-year national project aimed at ameliorating the relevance of higher education to ever-changing labor market needs through establishment and operationalization of universities-employers cooperation nexus in Armenia, which runs from Oct. 2012 to Oct. 2015. Armenian State University of Economics is the project coordinator.
Sargis Asatryants assures that the base of Armenian National Student Association is to form united area of students, to protect student rights and to make their voice and opinion audible to.
“It is gratifying to see that today's students are able to submit their observations, suggestions and feedback, which aimed to improve the education quality”, mentioned the Vice President.
P.S. Photo is taken from the official page of ANSA in Facebook.
ASUE Media and Public Relations Division
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