Promoting Migration Studies in Higher Education - PROMIG Project Consortium Meeting at University of Oldenburg
On July 10-13, 2019, representatives of Russian-Armenian University participated in working meetings of the Erasmus + “Promoting Migration Studies in Higher Education” project consortium at University of Oldenburg, Germany.
The teaching staff of RAU Institute of Economics and Business, Larisa Avetisyan, Ph.D., project coordinator, senior lecturer at RAU Department of Economics and Finance, Marta Sandoyan, senior lecturer at RAU Department of Economics and Challenges of Transition Economies, Ani Avetisyan, Ph.D., Associate Professor at RAU Department of Economics and Challenges of Transition Economies, Lida Mnatsakanyan, lecturer at RAU Department of Economics and Challenges of Transition Economies took part in the project meetings and activities.
There, the consortium participants discussed the development of a joint training module on issues of migration, its structure and content. According to the PROMIG project participants, the module is going to be designed for a wide audience - from students and young scholars to representatives of state bodies regulating migration policies and public organizations. The training module is going to be developed through adhering to multidisciplinary principle and focus on the study of legal, economic, social and international aspects of migration. The economic aspects of migration in the context of the joint module will be developed and presented by the teaching staff of RAU Institute of Economics and Business.
At the University of Oldenburg, the project participants also had the chance to visit the university library and get exclusive access to its electronic database. There, during the two-day work, they studied relevant electronic materials, generated discussions and as a result included some of the findings in the training module’s main and supplementary reading lists.
Following the meeting with International Office of the University of Oldenburg, the consortium participants (including RAU) arrived at the conclusion to sign a Memorandum of Understanding. Additionally, Russian-Armenian University and the University of Oldenburg made a decision to establish student and staff mobility beyond the scope of the PROMIG project.
Russian-Armenian University has been participating in the PROMIG project as a partner since October 2016. The project is designed for 3 years (36 months) with Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi state University (TSU) as the coordinator.