On November 14-17 2022
, a workshop of the ERASMUS+ ARMDOCT project “The framework of the institutional regulation of doctoral education: Teramo University Experience
” was held at the University of Teramo, Italy.
More than 50 representatives from the MESC, EU and RA partner universities, research institutes, including IIAP NAS RA participated in the workshop.
The purpose of the visit was to get acquainted with the process of organizing doctoral education in Italy, the reforms of recent years, and the innovative structures of doctoral programs.
Prof. Dino Mastrocola, the rector of the University of Teramo, as well as the project coordinator from Teramo University, Prof. Paola Pitta, the coordinator of ARMDOCT project Arevik Ohanyan and others made an opening speech.
Prof. Dino Mastrocola emphasized the importance of sharing advanced international experience in doctoral education reforms, noting that the experience of Teramo University has a significant role and importance in this process, and they are ready to support the Armenian partner universities.
The project coordinator Arevik Ohanyan presented the progress of the activities carried out within the framework of the ARMDOCT project and the expected results.
Summarizing the speech, Arevik Ohanyan emphasized the promotion of long-term cooperation between the members of the consortium, and expressed hope that new doctoral programs to be created in the framework of the project will be attractive for international students as well.
During the event, Armenian universities and research institutes presented their plans for the development of doctoral schools/programs.
On October 31, the Institute of Informatics and Automation Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of RA hosted Gintautas Dzemyda, Chief of Division of Technical Sciences of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, director of the VU Institute of Data Science and Digital Technologies, professor, academician.
During the meeting, there was an exchange of ideas and speeches on cooperation between the two institutes.
The final conference held in October this year was a concluding step towards the completion of the All4R&D Erasmus+ project "Promoting the Academia-Industry Alliances for Research and Development through Collaborative and Open Innovatiօn Platform
The main aim of the project was to accelerate research, innovation, knowledge and technology transfer in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Armenia through enhancing strategic academia-industry alliances.
The specific project objectives are:
- To reinforce existing and to establish new university structures – Cooperative R&D Units together with industry; partners in the areas of knowledge creation and transfer, research and innovation, commercialisation of R&D results;
- To develop a methodology for collaboration and open innovation and establish web based platform focusing on knowledge transfer, innovation and networking potential;
- To test and review the model of collaboration between universities and companies through pilot projects;
- To enhance career development and employability of students and alumni by offering new and innovative opportunities in research and education.
During the working meetings and mutual visits of the project, the experience of conducting R&D projects was studied at the Ruhr University (Bochum, Germany) and at the University of Vaasa (Finland).
The creation of a universal platform for university-industry cooperative cooperation was chosen as a means of realizing the main goal of the project. Within the project 50 professional courses have been developed divided into 6 fields.
As a result of the project, in 2021, a joint R&D center was founded at the National Polytechnic University of Armenia between the Institute of Informatics and Automation Problems of NAS RA and NPUA which will allow IIAP to implement new R&D projects with both NPUA and other universities.
On October 27-28
the Center for Scientific Information Analysis and Monitoring
(CSIAM) of the Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems
of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia
is holding its third international autumn school titled “Modern Trends in Science: Scientometrics”. The course offers training in quantitative analysis and assessment of science, as well as new developments and trends in bibliometric methods and indicators.
Currently, scientometrics is widely used to analyze and evaluate developments in science while providing decision makers with the necessary tools to assess cientific results and productivity.
Thus, sound knowledge in scientometrics becomes vital for both researchers to familiarize themselves with retrieving, handling and understanding bibliometric data, as well as policy makers to make substantiated research analysis, monitoring and assessment.
The participants of the CSIAM Autumn School will gain theoretical and practical knowledge about scientometrics from internationally renowned experts in the field.
Since 2010, CSIAM has successfully organized two international schools (in 2014 and 2018), enabling many students and researchers to acquire relevant skills and knowledge in the field of scientometrics.
A separate workshop will be organized with the journal editors relating to the issues of promoting Armenian scientific journals and indexing them in international scientific databases.Main topics
- Definition and history of bibliometrics, scientometrics and informetrics
- Introduction to WOS and Scopus databases
- Fake practices in science
- Assessment of research performance
- Introduction to journal impact measures
- Best practices of bibliometric applications and services: using bibliometrics for decision making
- Introduction and practical application of alternative metrics
- Open science movement