Partner Country Universities
Department of Sociology at Yerevan State University has been functioning since 1986 and is one of the first Sociology departments in the post-soviet space. It follows major trends in Higher Education, as well as domestic and regional market demands and has five major teaching and research directions: theory and applied sociology, migration studies, PR studies and conflict studies. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 when new waves of migration started and included Armenia as a country which has long history of migration and one of the biggest diapora in the world concerning its proportion with the country’s population the Department of Sociology of Yerevan State University made migration issues one of its main study and research directions.
Russian-Armenia University is higher education institution established by Governments of the Russian Federation and Republic of Armenia in 1997. It follows the implementation of requirements of Bologna process. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, different courses and training programs. Russian-Armenian University has about 2500 students, 350 invited faculties, 35 professors and 5 academicians. The University graduates receive Russian and Armenian diplomas with European supplement.
The scientific articles of Russian-Armenian University professors are published in different international journals which are bright show of Russian-Armenian University’s scientific potential.
Russian-Armenian University business school in cooperation with Swiss Business School provides MBA programs on finance, marketing, banking and organizes language courses.
Center of social-demographic research is deeply involved in examining demographic and also migration problems.
Qafqaz University has been providing the highest standards in education in Azerbaijan for its students since 1993 and has been the top rated private university since 1996. The university strives to develop the special talents of each individual student whilst giving them an appreciation of much larger global consideration. Language education is one of the priorities of the university.
The university has been offering the credit system since the day it was opened, and starting from 2007-2008 it has begun adopting the ECTs in all the departments. The University leads the way towards e-governance as well with a group of full time programs.
Khazar University was established in 1991, is the first private Higher Education Institution in Azerbaijan. Khazar uses a credit-based education model, and its main language of instructions is English. With 5 faculties, around 1500 student body and 150 academic staff Khazar offers strong academic programs in a range of liberal arts and technical fields. Khazar University has developed extensive relationships with industry launching of School of Project Management in collaboration with ESI international (USA) and BP Azerbaijan.
Tbilisi State University is the coordinator of the project.
It was founded in 1918. Today it is the largest university in Georgia with 6 enlarged academic units and about eighteen thousand students. There is up to 800 fulltime and up to 900 part-time academic staff at Tbilisi State University. In May, 2005 Georgia joined the Bologna process. Major novelties were introduced in Tbilisi State University. In 2006 the university successfully passed the institutional accreditation for the period of 2007-2012.
Georgian Institute of Public Affairs was created in 1994. It is comprised of 3 separate schools of the Institute offer MA programs and training courses in the spheres of Public Affairs, Local Governance, Journalism, International Affairs and Law and as well as a PhD program in social sciences.
Georgian Institute of Public Affairs is a national center for development of the best practices in Public Administration, Law, Politics and Journalism. GIPA brings together successful leaders from business, media, civil society and public services to contribute to developing effective governance at state, municipal and local levels as well as independent and viable media in Georgia through interactive education programs, research and training.
Apart from graduate degree and certificated training programs, GIPA carries out many successful research and training projects. It also publishes student newspaper “Brosse Street Journal” and manages the first English-language and student run Radio GIPA.
With over 21 000 students and 3000 staff members, the University of Graz founded in 1585 is amongst the largest universities in Austria offering more than 40 bachelor, masters’ and doctoral degrees. The University has a strong international profile. Close ties with almost 500 universities world-wide form the basis for the mobility of students, faculty and staff and numerous joint projects in teaching and research as well as organizational and curriculum development. As the only Austrian institution of higher education, the University of Graz proves its role as an innovative and reform-oriented force within the COIMBRA GROUP and the UTRECHT NETWORK.
In the last years the University of Graz has been involved in several TEMPUS projects, either as a coordinator or contracting or partner organization.
The main aim of the European Training Center of Human Rights and Democracy (UNI-ETC) is to conduct research and training programs in the fields of human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
Free University Brussels is organized into faculties, schools and institutes, and into a dozen of departments of the administrative side. The Academic Activities Support Department (AASD) for instance provides faculty and students support for their teaching and research activities.
The Center for Educational Technology (CTE) is part of the AASD and focus in the support of teaching activities, from infrastructure to faculty development. The CTE is also responsible for promoting and supporting the development of e-learning within the Free University Brussels, including:
- heightening awareness and training teachers on how to use ICT in their courses; administrating the virtual campus of the Free University Brussels hosting about 800 courses and serving more than 20000 students; and carry out research and R&D on e-learning and ICT in education.
Center fir Education Technology is or has been active, either as a Coordinator or as Partner, in many European programs related to e-learning/lifelong learning and is also actively involved in North-South cooperation.
The Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg is one of the young, innovative German universities, functioning as a German pilot university in introducing Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. With around 11 000 students and app. 1800 staff, it is an accessible, well equipped institution, organized in five faculties: 1) Education and social science, 2) Computing science, business administration, economics and law, 3) Linguistic and cultural studies, 4) Humanities and social science and 5) Mathematics and science. The University has established links with higher education institutions in more than 50 countries worldwide and is part of the European network ERA-MORE.
Gender studies as well as migration studies are integral parts of the university’s study programs (BA Gender studies and PhD program Cultural Gender Studies, BA for highly qualifies migrants, MA migration and Intercultural Relations), research and international relations.
University of Alicante offers over fifty degree courses and is home to more than 30 000 students. Its particular field of interest lies within the context of international cooperation and particularly the training of university management staff to aid the integration of countries in transition and develop their international status and networks.
The School of Business offers courses to the public in specializing aspects on immigration, public policies, intercultural etc. Its master studies in immigration has established agreements with various institutions in the region, which provides an internship opportunity for the students in putting theories into practices.
The University has vast experience in coordinating and participating in EC funded projects.
Other project partners
World University Service – Austrian Committee (WUS Austria) is an association committed to the promotion of the human right to education in the basis of academic freedom and university autonomy.
WUS Austria has implemented numerous programs and projects aimed at direct support to the reform and development of higher education, mainly in South Eastern Europe, in line with European and international standards, with the long-term goal to accelerate its target country’s harmonization with the European Higher Education and Research Area.
The State Migration Service is a state body of the executive branch functioning in the structure of the Ministry of Territorial Administration of the Republic of Armenia. Key functions of the State Migration Service are:
- Coordination of functions of bodies dealing with migration issues, development of migration policy and legal acts ensuring implementation of the policy in question as well as of the concept on migration policy on basis of analysis and assessment of the migration situation.
- Elaboration and implementation of projects on re-emigration of population emigrated from Armenia
- Processing of asylum applications of foreign citizens and stateless, providing such persons with legal, social and other kinds of aid.
- Provision of information of legal – advisory charter to the representatives of various migration flows.
Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan will support the project consortium with its experts on the accreditation procedure and will assure the cooperation with its accreditation body from the very beginning of project implementation.
Established in 1951 IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with the governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 132 member states, a further 17 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries. IOM provides services, capacity building and advice to governments and migrants. IOM has developed a long list of training materials, handbooks, migration management tools which can be utilized in the design and development of the migration management master study program.
IOM missions in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia will contribute in the successful implementation of the project with their specific expertise in migration matters in order to enhance the quality and relevance of the curriculum of Georgia.