The Kickoff Meeting of the "Project Management" Master’s Degree Program was Held (photos)
Today, the kickoff meeting of the “Project Management” Master’s Degree program carried out joint by Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Armenian State University of Economics (ASUE) and National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia (NUACA), was solemnly held at NUACA.
The meeting was attended by Levon Mkrtchyan, Minister of the RA Education and Science, employees of academic and administrative staff of ASUE and NUACA headed by Rectors – Koryun Atoyan and Gagik Galstyan, as well as students, guests.
The staff of the host University presented the content of Master’s Degree program.
The idea of a joint educational program and then developing it was carried out through the joint efforts of ASUE, NUACA and UPV.
Contracts signed between 3 Universities have been the basis for the implementation of the project. Master’s Degree program is specialized in management of projects, tourism, historical and cultural heritage and geo-information systems. The program is built on interconnectivity, which implies combining economic management and technical, architectural knowledge.
This is an unprecedented example of cooperation between Armenian Universities, as the Universities recognize each other’s academic processes and outcomes -carrying out credits’ accumulation and transfer. Duration of the program is 2 years: the first-year-study is carried out in Armenia at ASUE and NUACA, the second-year-study at Polytechnic University of Valencia, where the defense of the Master's thesis and awarding diplomas are planned. The students will be awarded diplomas both by the Armenian Universities and the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
Gagik Galstyan, NUACA Rector, Professor, congratulating the authors and beneficiaries of the program, considered the launch of the program an important event, stating that the University staff had enthusiastically accepted the program.
NUACA Rector highlighted that the University of Valencia, with such rich history and traditions, has welcomed the idea of carrying out joint Master’s Degree program and expressed hope that this initiative has the potential to grow and to develop.
Koryun Atoyan, ASUE Rector, Doctor of Sciences, Professor, also made a speech, congratulating the program beneficiaries on the launch of such an honorable, at the same time binding project. He thanked Levon Mkrtchayan for supporting the program implementation, as well as the Universities’ staff dealing with the program.
“The implementation of this Master's Degree program is an important initiative, first of all aimed at overcoming the challenges of the higher education system and co-operating with international education developments. It aims to raise the quality of Master’s Degree education, to prepare students for the labor market requirements, giving them practical knowledge.
Using the strengths of our two Universities and the Polytechnic University of Valencia, the joint educational program will contribute to the improvement of teaching quality and methods, testing and introducing new forms of management of academic process”; stated ASUE Rector.
Levon Mkrtchyan highlighted the program implementation and stated that the World Universities are in search today and in this context, Master’s Degree education enables to improve specialties and to match them closer to the needs of the labor market.
Then the launch of the educational program was ratified by signing an agreement on the implementation of an educational program between the two Armenian Universities.
ASUE Media and Public Relations Division
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