It’s Planned to Invest PhD New Program at ASUE: Discussions within the Frames of “VERITAS”
“Economics” PhD program was developed, deep self-analysis and SWOT analysis were carried out at ASUE within the frames of EU Tempus “VERITAS” project.
Today, the expert group, carrying out external evaluation, was hosted at ASUE: duration of the program, the quality and investment opportunities were discussed and assessed during the whole working day. Meetings with the University Leadership, authors of the program, scientific supervisors, professors and PhDs were held.
Head of the expert group is Peter Ekbak, Professor of the Institute of Educational Technology, Sweden-consortium member of the program, members are Tatul Mkrtchyan, Dean of the Department of Marketing and Business Organization, Associate Professor, Gayane Merdinyan, Service Manager on Educational-Methodical Matters of Educational Division, Lida Dilbaryan, PhD. Lilit Pipoyan, ANQA representative, coordinates the group’s activity.
Co-authors of the mentioned PhD program are Paruir Kalantaryan, Vice Rector on Educational-Methodological Affairs and Karen Grigoryan, acting Head of the Chair of Macroeconomics, Associate Professor. It was developed based on Salzburg principles, corresponds to a frame of European and national qualifications.
“It’s planned to invest it as a pilot program at ASUE. Note, that study of international best practice (benchmarking) was carried out while developing the mentioned PhD program, including experience of “VERITAS” European partner Universities were observed. As an advantage, we should mention that it is aimed to provide optimal correlation of academic component of PhD education and research component (30% +70%), substantially increase the role of scientific supervisor, orientate internationalization, invest interdisciplinary studies and research, prepare innovative thesis”; Karen Grigoryan mentioned.
ASUE Media and Public Relations Division
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