International ProjectsTEMPUSTEMPUS-ARMENQA 2013-2016

TITLE: Implementation of National and Sectorial Qualifications Frameworks in Armenia
DESCRIPTION: ARMENQA  - Implementation of National and Sectorial Qualifications Frameworks in Armenia is a three year national project under the 6th Call for Proposals EACEA 35/2012 and Higher Education and Society, Structural Measures action. ARMENQA's wider objective is to enhance the employability of Armenian HEIs’ graduates and facilitate the recognition of Armenian qualifications in the labour market nationally and internationally.
The specific objectives of the Project are:
· Operationalization of the Armenian National Qualification Framework (ANQF) bycreating and utilizing a set of methodological & legislative documents and tools.
· Capacity building of HEIs, MoES and ArmENIC relevant staff on formulating LO based qualification & programme descriptors in line with the ANQF.
· Development of the national model & methodological basis for establishment of Sectorial Qualifications Frameworks (SQFs) in Armenia and piloting the SQFs.
· Providing reference points, methodological basis & practical tools to Armenian HEIs for developing LO based multi-level study programmes coherent with ANQF, SQFs and relevant to the demands of the labour market.
The principal outcomes and outputs aim at the provision of sound ground for the coherency and relevance of the Armenian qualifications with the labor market and society demands, harmonization of the Armenian qualifications with those in EHEA, consistency of the national laws and regulations applying to education and training with ANQF goals.
The capacity building and dissemination activities will make a paradigm shift in the existing culture of qualifications framework and its understanding thus promoting a genuine and active support of HEIs and other stakeholders.
COORDINATOR: Linköping University
Campus Valla,
Linköping SE-581 83, SE
Phone: +46 13281505
Fax: +46 13 288975
Internet site address:
CONTACT: Professor Janerik Lundquist
Ghent University, BE
Yerevan "European Students' Forum" Association, AM
Aarhus University, DK
National Qualifications Authority, RO
Yerevan State University, AM
Armenian State Pedagogical University after Khachatur Abovyan, AM
Armenian National Agrarian University, AM
Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute after M. Nalbandyan, AM
Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Brusov, AM
Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction, AM
Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, AM
Gavar State University, AM
The Ministry of Education and Science of the  RA, AM
National Information Center for Academic Recognition , AM
National Center for Strategic Research in Higher Education, AMPROJECT SUMMARY
The Republican Union of Employers of Armenia, AM
Hochschule Osnabrück, University of Applied Sciences, GE
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