FINEEC had the pleasure of hosting a group of Armenian higher education and quality assurance experts on a week-long study visit to Finland and Estonia from May 16-20. The study visit was part of FINEEC’s two-year Twinning project in Armenia.
The visitors had an opportunity to gain insight to the higher education sector and quality assurance in Finland from a variety of perspectives, through visits to higher education institutions in Helsinki (University of Helsinki and University of the Arts), Espoo (Aalto University), and Vantaa (Laurea University of Applied Sciences). The group also had informative discussions with the Ministry of Education and Culture, Universities Finland (UNIFI) and the Rectors’ Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (Arene) as well as the national student unions SAMOK and SYL.
In addition, the experts were introduced to the higher education sector of our neighbour across the Gulf of Finland, welcomed by the Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education (EKKA) and Tallinn University.
The delegation included four representatives from the National Centre for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation (ANQA), Director Ruben Topchyan and Specialists Varduhi Gyulazyan, Lilit Pipoyan, and Ani Mkrtchyan, as well as two representatives from the Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) of the Republic of Armenia, the Head of Higher Education Section Robert Sukiasyan and Senior Specialist Tatevik Gharibyan.
The EU-funded Twinning project is implemented by FINEEC together with its junior partner, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and in cooperation with Armenian actors. The aim of the project is to further the integration of Armenian higher education to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).Share on Facebook Share on Twitter