5th Meeting in Yerevan

Workshop on “Internationalization of Higher Education: Trends and Challenges” at Russian-Armenian University

On September 282017 Russian-Armenian University hosted more than 60 experts on internationalization of higher education from Armenia, Belarus, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Greece, Spain and UK to discuss the current trends and challenges of internationalization of HE.

During the Conference participants presented the results of the research conducted by Erasmus+ HARMONY project on the level of internationalization of higher education in Armenia, Belarus and Russia. A deeper analysis on the challenges and opportunities of further internationalization of HE in Armenia was also discussed.

In scope of the Workshop the Head of Foreign Relations Division of RA Ministry of Education and Science Ms. Angelia Hovhannisyan stated the fact that the process of internalization in different HEI-s of Armenia varies. “One of the strategic goals of the program is the partnership with the best foreign universities: exchanges, development of joint academic programs with double diplomas”.

Ms. Suzanna Shamakhyan, Head of Department of International Cooperation of Russian-Armenian University highlighted, that “Nowadays Armenia has a great potential in exporting education, but to ensure that we need to make bold steps to consolidate the resources available in higher education and to improve the methods for funding & promoting higher education institutions”.

The event was held in the framework of Erasmus + HARMONY (“Development of approaches to harmonization of comprehensive internationalization strategies in the field of higher education, science and innovation.”) project. The project is a partnership of 14 universities from Armenia, Belarus, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain and UK,  as well as the Ministries of Education and Science of Armenia, Belarus and Russia.

More info on the link  http://international.rau.am/eng/news/harmony-workshop