Armenian authorities have an intention to carry out reforms in education and science.
During Thursday's meeting, the Armenian government approved draft amendments to the law onn higher education and science and related laws. The project defines the principles and mechanisms for providing state financial support to higher educational institutions and scientific organizations.
The necessary legal foundations for close cooperation and integration of scientific organizations and higher educational institutions are being laid. It is planned to bring the existing postgraduate education programs in line with European standards, including them in the higher education system of the educational program, upon completion of which the qualification of a doctor is awarded. Basic higher education programs can also be implemented through distance learning.
It is envisaged to limit the composition of the board of directors of universities to 12 members, 6 of which will be nominated by the university, and the other 6 will be representatives of the business community, the public sector, education, science, and culture. It is forbidden to include state or political figures in the governing council of the university. And the Armenian language subject will become obligatory.