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IMPLEMENTATION OF DOCTORAL EDUCATION AT YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY (YSU) Armen Budaghyan Deputy-Vice Rector Director of Quality Assurance.

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1 IMPLEMENTATION OF DOCTORAL EDUCATION AT YEREVAN STATE UNIVERSITY (YSU) Armen Budaghyan Deputy-Vice Rector Director of Quality Assurance

2 SNAPSHOT OF YSU FACTS ABOUT YSU Established in 1919 by the Government of RA In 94 years of its existence more than 100,000 graduates Leading position among HE institutions of Armenia and South Caucasus International ranking classifications by Webometrics – 1 st in Armenia, 3152 in the World (2013) 13/01/2014YSU, A. Budaghyan2

3 SNAPSHOT OF YSU EDUCATION Major structural changes started in mid-1990s changed the structure of its academic qualifications Established a 2-level qualification system - Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees 2007 – ECTS was introduced in Master’s programmes …. in Bachelor’s programmes …. in Doctoral education 2010 – Educational component was introduced in Doctorate with intermediate Researcher’s degree 13/01/2014YSU, A. Budaghyan3

4 SNAPSHOT OF YSU EDUCATION 60 Bachelor, 130 Master and 70 Doctoral programmes 18,000 students – 13,500 BA, 4,000 MA and 400 Doctorate 5000 part-time/correspondence students 19 faculties, 2 educational centers, more than 100 general & professional departments 1 regional branch campus in Ijevan 3,000 staff out of which 1,300 are the permanent academic staff (170 Prof., 460 assoc. Prof., 640 assist. Prof. and lecturers) 23 academicians & 26 correspondence members of the NAS Student/teacher ratio – /01/2014YSU, A. Budaghyan4

5 SNAPSHOT OF YSU EDUCATION BA programmes 4 year ECTS MA programmes 2 year ECTS Doctoral programmes 3 year ECTS (150 for Researcher) 11 Doctoral degree awarding Professional Councils Transition to Doctorate – 2,5-3% Doctoral Candidates – 2% of total student body Extensions - provides prof. trainings & continuing education courses to various groups of the society Publishing house and large library 13/01/2014YSU, A. Budaghyan5

6 SNAPSHOT OF YSU RESEARCH 1 research institute 24 research laboratories 9 research centers Research in various areas of natural sciences & humanities 2,000 published scientific articles per year 300 monographs, textbooks & manuals yearly 85 research projects funded by local & international organizations Publishes 9 series of YSU Proceedings & Scientific Notes 13/01/2014YSU, A. Budaghyan6

7 DOCTORAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH TRAINING DOCTORAL STUDENTS (CANDIDATES) Full-time Part-time International - 65 Correspondence degree-seekers Total: Doctoral programmes in various fields of natural sciences & humanities 13/01/2014YSU, A. Budaghyan7

8 DOCTORAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH TRAINING YSU-WIDE REGULATORY BASIS 1.Regulation on Admission to YSU Doctoral Studies (Aspirantura) 2.Regulation on Structure & Content of Doctoral Programmes at YSU (2010) 3.Regulation on Organization of Doctoral Studies at YSU (2010) 4.Regulation on Final Attestation & Conferring Researcher Qualification (2010) 5.Template of the Individual Work-Plan of Doctoral Student (2010) 13/01/2014YSU, A. Budaghyan8

9 DOCTORAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH TRAINING STRUCTURES 1.Position of Vice-Rector responsible for Doctoral Studies & Research Training 2.University-wide Department for organization of Doctoral Studies and Registration 3.Individual Scientific Supervisors for Doctoral Students 4.Professional Departments/Research Centers - responsible for overseeing & attestation of research progress 5.…. as well as for providing necessary research infrastructure & facilities 6.Scientific groups and Research laboratories provide funding to Doctorates 13/01/2014YSU, A. Budaghyan9

10 DOCTORAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH TRAINING STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME – PhD (Candidate of Science) PhD Degree ECTS Educational Component – 50 ECTS Research Component – 130 ETCS Thesis (defended according to HAC rules in PCM) – 120 ECTS Transferable skills - 30 ECTS Professional competences – 20 ECTS Scientific seminars – 10 ECTS 13/01/2014 YSU, A. Budaghyan 10

11 DOCTORAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH TRAINING STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME - Researcher Researcher’s Intermediate Qualification ECTS Educational Component – 50 ECTS Research Component – 100 ETCS Thesis (not defended but attested according to YSU regulations in PM) – 90 ECTS Transferable skills - 30 ECTS Professional competences – 20 ECTS Scientific seminars – 10 ECTS 13/01/2014 YSU, A. Budaghyan 11

12 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION ! 13/01/2014YSU, A. Budaghyan12


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