Specific Support to Armenia: Final report
The aim of the PSF Specific Support for Armenia, carried out by a panel of independent European research and innovation policy experts from April 2019 to February 2020, was to assist in reforming and reinforcing the performance of the Armenian research institutions and enhancing cooperation between higher education and research institutions.
Drawing on the experience of other EU and associated countries, notably the Baltic States, the PSF team developed 19 recommendations and a roadmap for their implementation covering three main topics:
- A proposal for research evaluation arrangements and the launch of a first national level evaluation of publicly funded research institutions;
- Design of a performance-based funding system and advice on future implementation; and
- Development of a set of policy measures aimed at bridging the gap between higher education and research institutes, and notably supporting a shift towards research-based education in universities.