ASUE Representatives Attended the Final Conference of “VERITAS”
On October 12, the final conference of Tempus program of the EU “VERITAS” (Structural Development of the Third Cycle Based on Salzburg Principles) was held at Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi, which was attended by Karen Grigoryan, coordinator of the mentioned program at ASUE, the Chair of Macroeconomics, PhD in Economics, Associate Professor and scientific supervisors of PhD students – Alvard Sargsyan, the Chair of Financial Accounting, PhD in Economics, Associate Professor, Tsovinar Karapetyan, Associate Professor of the Chair of Macroeconomics, PhD in Economics, and Ruzanna Hajoyan, Associate Professor of the Chair of Marketing, PhD in Economics.
Each University presented its poster introducing the success and achievements gained within the framework of the program, including the practice of introducing postgraduate education. Karen Grigoryan informed that the new principles of the thesis supervision, as well as the study of the successful practice of supervisor-PhD student were also discussed.
Lilit Arzumanyan, the Chairwoman of the RA SCC, had a speech, then the representative of ANQA referred to standards and criteria of quality assurance of the RA higher education third degree. ASUE has also participated in the development of these standards.
At the end of the conference the management team of “VERITAS” awarded certificates to the most active participants of the program, including Karen Grigoryan.
“Within the framework of the four-year “VERITAS” program at ASUE a package of new postgraduate educational program based on Salzburg principles has been developed with all its components, a number of trainings were conducted for lecturers, scientific supervisors and administrative staff, self-assessment of the educational program was carried out according to quality assurance standards, then SWOT analysis and external expertise were carried out by a group of international experts.
European four partner Universities: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, Bath Spa University, Great Britain, University of Girona, Spain and Heidelberg University, German, are “VERITAS” members.
Paruir Kalantaryaan, Vice Rector of Educational-methodological Matters, has greatly supported the program implementation at ASUE”; analyzing the program outcomes, stated Karen Grigoryan.
During the program period (2013-2017), four informational and training manuals-books were published with the participation of member Universities.
1.A package of educational materials – “Implementation of Salzburg Principles in the Republic of Armenia”,
2. “PhD Education at the European Universities”,
3. “Road-map for PhD Education Development in Higher Education Institutions of the Republic of Armenia”,
4. “VERITAS: Achievements”.
The books are available at ASUE Library.
Photos are submitted by Karen Grigoryan.
ASUE Media and Public Relations Division
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