Higher Education Support Program
1. Development and implementation of credit based educational
system at the Graduate Programs of the State Engineering University
of Armenia (SEUA) with the purpose of creating flexible curricula
adequate to the requirements of developing market economy, promoting
integration of the SEUA into the European System of Higher Education
by providing conversion of credits, compatibility of academic
degrees and diplomas as a basis for free exchange of students
between universities of different countries, improving the planning
and quality of education and academic cooperation. Policy recommendations
will be further supported by the TACIS TEMPUS.
2. Development of unified state educational standards in the area
of graduate-level linguistic education to allow promotion of a
common educational area, development and introduction of educational
standards for the program in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication
at the Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Bryusov. In
the course of the project a new concept for higher professional
education standardization and customization was developed, published
and presented for the professional debate of the educational community.
3. Improvement of the education management system and establishment
of a control over the quality of the education at the Yerevan
State University (YSU) by way of sociological surveys on the quality
and methodology of education in all departments of the YSU throughout
the academic year of 2002-2003, development of computer-based
methods of evaluation of residual knowledge, creation of a database
of the YSU faculty members and that of the subjects offered at
4. Development and introduction of unified state educational
standards for gender education in the country universities that
includes standards for both intermediary and special courses.
The project is aimed at reforming the higher education in the
country through institutionalization of gender related courses
in the country universities and contributing to the development
of state policy toward the gender education in the long run.
5. Elaboration and implementation of European Credit Accumulation
& Transfer System in the Post-Graduate Programs of the State
Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA), which will allow to
build on the already introduced initiative in the university Graduate
Programs in revision of the education management concept and techniques
and enhancement of the integration of the Armenian graduate and
post-graduate education systems into those of the western Europe
and the US.
Public Health Program
1. Creation of the “Day care center for mentally disabled people”
and the “Supported accommodation for mentally disabled people”
models in the country to serve as alternatives to institutionalization
and influence policy changes preventing violation of the rights
and improving life conditions of people with mental disabilities.
2. Elaboration of national Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
management guidelines with the purpose of their further adoption
based on international evidence-based standards to promote best
practice in STI diagnosis and patient care and reduce the incidence
of infection and drug resistance.
3.Development of fundamental principles of the pharmaceutical
policy in the Newly Independent States (NIS) to be presented to
the respective Ministry of Health of each NIS country for further
development and adoption.
Global Internet Policy Initiative (GIPI project) has been actively
involved in policy development in the field of telecommunication
since 2001 with a specific focus on the following activities:
1.Development and submission of recommendations concerning regulation
of telecommunication market to the Informational Communication
Technologies (ICT) Development Council; close cooperation with
the Ministry of Justice to assist the GoA in preparations to the
negotiations with the Armenian Telecommunication Company (ArmenTel).over
2. Preparation and submission of relevant comments on the draft
law On Mass Communications to the Ministry of Justice;
3. Simplification of the Internet Service Provider (ISP) licensing
and work on liberalization of telecom services on non-exclusive
basis and other issues related to regulation of telecom in Armenia;
4. Promotion of the liberal information laws protecting civil
liberties in cyberspace.