26-June-2018 Yerevan, Armenia
On June 19, 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Armenia Chapter and the American University of Armenia (AUA) with the aim to promote awareness, interest and enthusiasm on project management to AUA students and alumni through AUA Extension.
Director of AUA Extension Dr. Sergey Tantushyan noted: “Before signing the MoU, we have been discussing joint events with PMI Armenia Chapter. Now a closer cooperation has become more realistic and institutional. Our courses are widely attended by participants who later become chapter members. Two of our instructors, Astghik Sahakyan and Hovhannes Minasyan, are in the management of the chapter. So we basically formalized a long-lived relationship.”
With the MoU, a mutually beneficial cooperation will be established through jointly organized programs, such as internships, seminars, networking events, as well as trainings of trainers (TOT).
“We have now over 120 chapter members, so basically we are forming this project management community in Armenia so that we can share experiences and network together. The objective of PMI Armenia Chapter is to increase the awareness of project management throughout the country in such organizations that have never seen the importance of project management. We want to make big changes in Armenia,” said Thomas Mazejian, PMI Armenia Chapter Founder and President.
PMI Armenia Chapter was founded in 2016 and is the local Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI). The Project Management Institute is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research.
Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia, and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.