The vast majority of Armenian women and men age 15-49 have at least secondary education; just 7% of women and 13% of men have basic education. Around 3 in 10 women and men have higher education, according to the “2015-16 Demographic and Health Survey” published by the National Statistics Service.
The report is full of other interesting data on Armenian households as well, so make sure to check it out.
A group of young academics have been demanding an increase to state subsidization of science and education in Armenia. They have created a Facebook group, organized a number of discussions to formulate and put forward their demands.
President of Armenia met the group last year and said instead of demanding an increase of funding, the young scientists should think of better utilizing the funding available to them already. This is surely, a valid statement.
However, a new article in New York Times adds a bit of perspective to the situation with state funding of science and education in Armenia.
According to NYT, Philip Altbach and his colleagues at the Center for International Higher Education have examined academic salaries, contracts and benefits in publicly funded universities in 28 countries, including Armenia. Continue reading →