Conference presenting main achievements of the Project "Strengthening Integrity and Combatting Corruption in Higher Education in Armenia"

Yerevan, Armenia 13-14/12/2016
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Conference presenting main achievements of the Project
Conference, presenting main achievements of the European Union and Council of Europe Project 'Strengthening Integrity and Combatting Corruption in Higher Education in Armenia', opened in Yerevan. The conference, organised at the end of the second year of the Project implementation, brought together some 80 educational professionals and decision makers from the higher education system in Armenia and international experts, to take a closer look at the results achieved and lessons learnt.
In her opening address, Ms Karine Harutyunyan, the Deputy Minister of Education and Science, stressed, in  particular, the  Project input into the revision of the higher education legislation, which aims to support institutional autonomy and support transparent higher education governance.
The conference which involved two intensive days of interactive sessions, allowed discussing the practical materials, such as model codes of ethics for all actors in higher education institutions and toolkits ensuring transparency and accountability, which were the latest outcomes of the project.

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