Daten zum Projekt

Regional Training Network in Theoretical Physics

Initiative: Zwischen Europa und Orient - Mittelasien/Kaukasus im Fokus der Wissenschaft
Bewilligung: 14.12.2012
Laufzeit: 2 Jahre 6 Monate


The key idea behind the project is to overcome the difficulties which emerged as a result of the disappearance of the common scientific and educational space of the Soviet Union by establishing regional cooperation. Since Tbilisi State University (TSU) and Yerevan State University (YSU) both can offer high-level training in a limited number of disciplines only supply of high-level training for PhD students can be substantially enlarged by joining forces. Also, it is planned to develop a joint curriculum that meets international standards in the pertinent fields. This will facilitate the mobility of students and scientific staff at least within the region. It is intended to widely implement the distant teaching strategy which allows to transmit video lectures, seminars, etc. through the Internet. Using this strategy, not only the scientific staff of TSU and YSU but also their colleagues who reside outside Armenia or Georgia can get involved in the realization of the project. In this manner, the project is set to benefit from the high potential of the large Armenian and Georgian scientific diasporas working in the leading universities worldwide. At this stage, joint PhD courses between TSU and YSU are planned but a voluntary participation of master students of TSU and YSU, as well as PhD and master students from other Armenian and Georgian universities, is anticipated in the future.