People have got an impression that a new phase of reforms has started, everything must be realized in a short period of time, because 2010 is the deadline, which is foreseen within the framework of the Bologna process. The task is more serious. The whole educational system is being changed, and the main activities must be undertaken after 2010, - expressed his opinion Levon Mkrtchyan, Minister of Education and Science.
The session of the Council of Rectors was conditionally divided into two parts. During the first part the foremost problems connected with the process of the renovation activities in conditions of the reformation of the system of higher education of the RA were discussed. YSU Vice-rector on Educational Activities Alexander Grigoryan presented goals and tasks of the renovation, as well as major activities.
The new educational system for the Magistracy of YSU was also presented. Beginning with 2007-2008 academic year students of the Magistracy will study on the basis of credit system. State Engineering University of Armenia has already made a transition to credit system; as for Bachelors, the education will be organized on the basis of new system from September. Yerevan State Economic University and Agricultural University will make a transition to this system beginning with new academic year.
The urgent issues on the education in the institutions of higher education were discussed during the second part of the session. The construction of joint scientific laboratories, realization of scientific projects and the activities connected with the building of joint techno park were also on the agenda.
Such meetings will be organized periodically, because this is a perfect way to discuss the problems of all our institutions of higher education in an informal way and to find effective solutions for them, - said YSU Rector Aram Simonyan.