Tumo Center of Creative Technologies Marks 1 Year Anniversary with Acheivements

Armenia -- Students at the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies, Yerevan, 14Aug2012

Armenia — Students at the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies, Yerevan, 14Aug2012

An innovative, open media studio in the heart of Yerevan opened its doors to Armenian teenagers on August 14, 2011. Today, a year later, the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies has much to boast about, including a creative contribution to the official video for a world-class musician – Serj Tankian. Continue reading

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Entry Level Professors Worth Only $405 in Armenia

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

American University of Armenia to launch bachelor’s degree courses

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The American University of Armenia will start offering bachelor’s degree courses starting from 2013. AUA – considered to be the best educational institution in Armenia, has only been offering post-graduate degrees over the 20 years of its existence. Continue reading

“Beyond Borders” TEDx event in Yerevan and what to expect from it

TEDx Yerevan is a gathering of world-leading thinkers, makers, and doers in Yerevan to discuss doing the unprecedented. This will be an invite-only event, in order to bring together an audience as impressive as the speakers — thought leaders from Yerevan and beyond — for a stimulating day of presentations, discussions, entertainment and art that will spark new ideas for all. Continue reading