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Reforming Master Programmes in Finance in Armenia and Moldova (REFINE)

Project title

 

 

REFORMING MASTER PROGRAMMES IN FINANCE IN ARMENIA AND MOLDOVA (REFINE)

585784-EPP-1- 2017-1-ATEPPKA2-CBHE-JP

 

Duration

 

36 months (2017-2020)

 

Grant

 

615.507 €  

 

Applicant (Coordinator)

 

Mr. Johannes Wetzinger – johannes.wetzinger@fh-vie.ac.at
FACHHOCHSCHULE DES BFI WIEN GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.– Austria

 

Local Coordinators

 

 

 

 

Armenian State University of Economics (ASUE): Ms. Vard Ghukasyan – int@asue.am

Gavar State University (GSU): Mrs. Ruzanna Hakobyan – rector@gsu.am

Russian-Armenian University (RAU): Ms. Svetlana Mashuryan –international@rau.am

 

EU partners

 

 

 

Stichting Hogeschool Van Amsterdam – Netherlands

Technical University of Košice Slovakia

Universite De Nice Sophia Antipolis – France

 

Partner countries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Armenia

Armenian State University of Economics (ASUE)

Gavar State University (GSU)

Russian-Armenian University (RAU)

 

Moldova

Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova

Institutia Invatamint Universitateade Stat Din Comrat

Universitatea De Stat Din Moldova

 

Project Summary

The wider objective of the project is to enhance the quality and relevance of six existing Master (MA) programmes in Finance in Armenia and Moldova through targeted reforms. The subject of Finance was chosen, as it is a crucial factor for economic development and skilled graduates in this field are coveted by the business community and the public sector alike. At the same time studies evidence a need for reforms with regard to contents, teaching methodologies and the labour market relevance of study programmes. Against this background the specific project objectives are:

1) To reform six existing MA curricula in Finance taking into account the latest international developments in the subject area

2) To promote the quality and relevance of the MA programmes through the development of updated and new course materials

3) To further develop the competences and skills of teaching staff through training courses in innovative teaching methodologies and current topics in Finance

4) To increase the alignment of the MA programmes with labour market requirements

Core outputs and results:

– Specific guidelines for the reform of the MA programmes

– 6 reformed curricula in Finance (for 150 students per cohort)

– Updated and newly developed teaching materials (48 courses)

– 2 intensive training courses for university teachers (48 trained teachers)

– Internal and external quality control reports on the outputs/results

– A project website and 4 local dissemination workshops

– A sustainability strategy and 2 final exploitation conferences

Selected impacts:

– The quality and labour market relevance of 6 MA programmes in Finance in Armenia and Moldova is increased

– The latest international trends in the subject area are reflected in the programmes (curricula, courses)

– The use of teaching methodologies is diversified (trained teachers)

– The profile of graduates is better aligned with labour market demands (competences, skills)

– Enhanced competitiveness of Partner Country HEIs

Websitehttp://www.reforming-finance.eu/