Local Kick-off Meeting of REFINE was Held
Improving the quality of education and expanding international cooperation in this context are among the priorities of ASUE. Since 2017 our University has joined new “Reforming Master Programmes in Finance in Armenia and Moldova” (REFINE) “ERASMUS +” Project.
ASUE Foreign Relations Division is the Armenian coordinator of the project, and has initiated a local kick-off meeting at ASUE International Projects Center today. The meeting was attended by Paruir Kalantaryan, Vice Rector of ASUE Educational-methodological matters, Aghavni Hakobyan, Head of Educational Division, Vard Ghukasyan, Head of Foreign Relations Division, Ashot Salnazaryan, the Chair of Finance, Anna Aslanyan, the Chair of Banking and Insurance, and lecturers of the above mentioned Chairs.
The outcomes of the kick-off meeting held in Vienna (Austria), the planned actions within the WP1 (need assessment), upcoming events and ASUE role were discussed during the meeting.
Vard Ghukasyan welcomed the attendees and presented the project briefly, then clarified ASUE role. The wider objective of REFINE is to enhance the quality and relevance of six existing Master (MA) programmes in Finance in Armenia and Moldova through targeted reforms. REFINE addresses the need for reform of study programmes in Finance with regard to contents and teaching methodologies / pedagogical approaches. Moreover, it addresses the demand for alignment of study programmes with labour market demands to provide the Armenian and Moldovan economies with highly skilled graduates in Finance.
Margarit Marukyan, senior specialist of Foreign Relations Division reported on discussion and outcomes of the kick-off meeting held in Vienna, upcoming actions and the planned events.
Vanine Yeranosyan, PhD in Economics, Assistant Professor of the Chair of Finance reported on actions and outcomes of the WP1, as well as the expected outcomes. Paruir Kalantaryan gave instructions to the program executives.
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