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Tempus project to strengthen research in higher education

10 July 2012

On 9 July, the EU Tempus project organised a meeting in Yerevan on strengthening research components in higher educational programmes.
Within the framework of the EU Tempus project a thematic seminar for Higher Education Reform Experts (HERE) entitled “Research based Education at the BA, MA and PhD level” was launched in the V. Briusov Yerevan State Linguistic University. The thematic seminar was attended by around 50 HEREs from the Russian Federation, Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tajikistan, Israel, the Occupied Palestinian territory, Kosovo and Armenia.
The event emphasised the importance of strengthening the research component in educational programmes and modules, of designing integrated learning models, and of organising research-based education at the BA, MA and PhD level.
During his opening speech, Jacques Kemp (Tempus and Bilateral Cooperation with Industrialised Countries Unit – Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency) stated that the ‘European Commission doesn’t spend money in education; it invests money in that sphere’. Thus, on the one hand the EU offers trainings for experts; on the other hand it expects researchers to disseminate their knowledge in the participant countries of the Bologna process. Participants of the seminar also included representatives from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia, state and non-state universities, experts from the European Union, and partner countries. The event was organised by the EU Tempus Programme, UNICA – network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe and Brussels Education Services.

Armenia has been participating in the Tempus programme since 1995. By 2011 45 1-3-year projects and 60 individual motilities have been funded, totaling approximately €9.3m.

Tempus project to strengthen research in higher education

On 9 July, the EU Tempus project organised a meeting in Yerevan on strengthening research components in higher educational programmes. Within the framework of the EU Tempus project a thematic seminar for Higher Education Reform Experts (HERE) entitled "Research based Education at the BA, MA and PhD level" was launched in the V. Briusov Yerevan State Linguistic University. The thematic seminar was attended by around 50 HEREs from the Russian Federation, Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tajikistan, Israel, the Occupied Palestinian territory, Kosovo and Armenia. The event emphasised the importance of strengthening the research component in educational programmes and modules, of designing integrated learning models, and of organising research-based education at the BA, MA and PhD level. During his opening speech, Jacques Kemp (Tempus and Bilateral Cooperation with Industrialised Countries Unit – Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency) stated that the ‘European Commission doesn’t spend money in education; it invests money in that sphere’. Thus, on the one hand the EU offers trainings for experts; on the other hand it expects researchers to disseminate their knowledge in the participant countries of the Bologna process. Participants of the seminar also included representatives from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia, state and non-state universities, experts from the European Union, and partner countries. The event was organised by the EU Tempus Programme, UNICA - network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe and Brussels Education Services. Armenia has been participating in the Tempus programme since 1995. By 2011 45 1-3-year projects and 60 individual motilities have been funded, totaling approximately €9.3m. [gallery link="file"]