TEMPUS Project Coordinator in Armenia Lana Karlova informed the students of YSU Faculty of International Relations of the possibilities of filling this gap and other international educational programs. She presented at once two international programs undertaken by EU: TEMPUS and Erasmus Mundus.
How should we cooperate with European universities, to be trained in these centers? TEMPUS is a trans-European cooperation in education, the purpose of which is the creation of fields of cooperation between EU member states and their partners, - noticed Lana Karlova.
European Commission is the manager and coordinator of the program. The main feature of TEMPUS is the mobility of students and teachers. This international educational program is intended for baccalaureate students, masters, PHD students and lecturers, who hold an academic degree.
Its not a secret that students are dissatisfied with YSU Masters programs, believing that the list of subjects is too poor. To resolve this problem it is necessary to develop such a program in which students receive a rich theoretical and practical knowledge,- said the speaker.
TEMPUS is a grant program, which, however, has its feature: it can not represent individuals. The educational project should be submitted only to the administration of the university. Only after the approval and funding of programs provided by the Administration, a student of this or that profession can be taught at universities in Europe. The total amount of grant can vary from 500 thousand to 1 million 500 thousand euros.
Detailed information on TEMPUS is posted on the website http://ec.europa.eu/tempus .
Program Erasmus Mundus, in contrast to the previous one, is an individual program. Students and lecturers with bachelors degree may apply for the program appropriate to their specialty. You must submit the relevant documents, win the exact grant (even the lecturers should get an international grant), then the student can learn, and teacher can teach his subject in at least two European universities.
This is an elite program and to be involved in it is a very complicated process. From 2004 by now 15 people from Armenia has gone to get a masters degree in European universities, - said Lana Karlova, adding that this can be found on the website www.study-in-europe.org .