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Combating corruption in higher education

29 May 2015
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The launch ceremony of the “Strengthening integrity and combating corruption in higher education in Armenia” project took place on 27 May 2015. The budget of the project is €400,000, provided by the EU under the EU – Council of Europe’s partnership cooperation framework in Eastern Partnership countries for 2015-2017.
The project is aimed at strengthening and combating corruption in higher education institutions by supporting the effective implementation of the Anti-corruption Action Plan 2015-2018 of the Republic of Armenia. The project’s objective is to support the development of prevention and integrity mechanisms for practicing professionals and to increase good governance in the field of higher education in the country.
ARS_0783After the aims of the project were presented, the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Traian Hristea, had his welcome speech. ‘The launch of this project comes right after the European Higher Education Area Ministerial conference, which took place in Yerevan two weeks ago, and also after the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga. The summit has confirmed the EU’s commitment to supporting Armenia in many areas; education is one of them. This project supports the efficiency of education in the country, and I hope it will bring a brighter future to future generations. Reducing corruption, not only in higher education but also in many other spheres in the country, is a difficult and long journey; let me reassure you that the EU will stand side by side and will always offer support’.
ARS_0798The Armenian government has declared its intention to combat corruption. A new anti-corruption strategy was developed in 2014, concentrating on public health, education, and the police. Higher education has been singled out in this project, as corruption risks are generally more substantial in this part of the education system. The project will focus on a systematic approach and will cover 26 state-owned higher education institutions. The Armenian Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Karine Harutyunyan, talked about Armenia’s position in corruption reports, mentioning that education was reported to accumulate a lot of corruption but that there had been positive changes in recent years.
It is anticipated that the project will increase the awareness of corruption risks, and will develop guidelines and recommendations, including legislative changes and code of ethics for enhancing integrity among major higher education stakeholders.

Combating corruption in higher education

The launch ceremony of the “Strengthening integrity and combating corruption in higher education in Armenia” project took place on 27 May 2015. The budget of the project is €400,000, provided by the EU under the EU - Council of Europe’s partnership cooperation framework in Eastern Partnership countries for 2015-2017. The project is aimed at strengthening and combating corruption in higher education institutions by supporting the effective implementation of the Anti-corruption Action Plan 2015-2018 of the Republic of Armenia. The project’s objective is to support the development of prevention and integrity mechanisms for practicing professionals and to increase good governance in the field of higher education in the country. ARS_0783After the aims of the project were presented, the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Traian Hristea, had his welcome speech. ‘The launch of this project comes right after the European Higher Education Area Ministerial conference, which took place in Yerevan two weeks ago, and also after the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga. The summit has confirmed the EU’s commitment to supporting Armenia in many areas; education is one of them. This project supports the efficiency of education in the country, and I hope it will bring a brighter future to future generations. Reducing corruption, not only in higher education but also in many other spheres in the country, is a difficult and long journey; let me reassure you that the EU will stand side by side and will always offer support’. ARS_0798The Armenian government has declared its intention to combat corruption. A new anti-corruption strategy was developed in 2014, concentrating on public health, education, and the police. Higher education has been singled out in this project, as corruption risks are generally more substantial in this part of the education system. The project will focus on a systematic approach and will cover 26 state-owned higher education institutions. The Armenian Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Karine Harutyunyan, talked about Armenia’s position in corruption reports, mentioning that education was reported to accumulate a lot of corruption but that there had been positive changes in recent years. It is anticipated that the project will increase the awareness of corruption risks, and will develop guidelines and recommendations, including legislative changes and code of ethics for enhancing integrity among major higher education stakeholders.