The activities of the International Relations Department of YHU are aimed at promoting the smooth implementation of the priorities of the university’s internationalization process, in particular the realization of the mission of the university as a research and educational institution with a national-regional role.
Currently, university strives to become a leading scientific-educational institution which has international recognition and ensures high quality education in compliance with international standards, thus fostering educational, scientific and cultural collaboration with foreign universities, scientific and cultural organizations, expanding the scope of international mobility of students and teachers as well as enlarging foreign students’ involvement in the University.
The main objectives of International Relations department are the following:
As a result of the implementation of the internationalization policy of the university the number of foreign students has increased over the past four years.
Today, the university is one of the first universities in Armenia in terms of the number of foreign students.
The University fosters teachers’ and students international mobility (organization and financing of foreign language and other trainings, funding for participation in conferences as well as increase of salaries) and their collaboration with foreign universities and scientific centers. The indicators of teachers’ international mobility have shown the tendency of grow within the last 5 years. On annual average, about three dozens of teachers participate in diverse conferences; carry out research and creative activities in different foreign universities and scientific centers․
The inflow of mobility can be judged by the indicators of guest teachers. Currently the number of guest lecturers from India is 7, one per following countries – the USA, Iraq, Lebanon, Australia, as well as 3 specialists from Iran.
With the aim to continue education abroad, 19 students were transferred in 2015-2016, 24 – in 2016-2017 and 23 – in 2017-2018.
The activity of the Department of International Relations is directly linked with the Quality assurance processes of the University. According to the policy of internationalization and strategy of the University, a number of goals on QA are planned, namely: