Dr. Gayane Harutyunyan

  • Director General of the Armenian National Information Center for Academic Recognition and Mobility, the Armenian ENIC•
  • Ph.D. in laser physics
  • 1991 – 1998:   Associate Director, American University of Armenia
  • 2006 – 2020:   Representative of Armenia in the Bologna Process as the member of the Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG)
  • 2007 – 2019:   Vice Chair of the Lisbon Recognition Convention Bureau
  • 2012-2015:  Head of the Bologna Secretariat, appointed by the Armenian Government
  • Author of various publications, a guest speaker at many international events related to recognition issues and the Bologna process


  • 01/01/2006–Present General Director
    • National Information Centre for Academic Recognition and Mobility (ArmENIC)
      27 Amiryan St., 0002 Yerevan (Armenia) www.armenic.am
  • 01/07/2012–30/06/2015 Head of the Bologna/BFUG Secretariat
    • Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport /MoESCS www.ehea.info
  • 01/01/2016– 01.07.2018 Member of the Bologna Secretariat
    • Paris/France
  • 25/03/2016–31/12/2016 Consultant
    • Council of Europe/EU Joint project on “Strengthening integrity and Combatting Corruption in HE in Armenia”.
      • Developing toolkit on enhancing transparency and accountability issues in curriculum development and students’ assessment. Conducting series of trainings for HEIs.
  • Centre for education projects PIU
    • 73 Vratsyan St., 0010 Yerevan (Armenia) www.cfep.am
      ▪ Evaluating proposals on innovations developed by the Armenian universities
  • 01/09/2007–31/05/2009 Chair of the BFUG Mobility WG
    • Bologna Follow-up Group, Yerevan (Armenia)
  • 01/07/2007– 2019 Vice President of Lisbon Recognition Convention Committee Bureau
    • Council of Europe, UNESCO, Yerevan (Armenia)
  • 01/10/2001–31/12/2005 General manager, Co-founder
    • Travelon Ltd/private company
  • 01/10/2002–30/09/2003 Consultant
    • ECORYS (Netherlands) www.ecorys.com
      ▪ Monitoring EU funded programs including energy and transport sectors.
  • 01/03/2002–31/10/2002 Representative in Armenia
    • US Energy Association www.usea.org
  • 01/01/1997–30/09/2001 Head of Yerevan office of the EU Tacis Monitoring Program
  • 1991–1997 Associate Director for External Relations & Scientific Counselling
    • American University of Armenia, Yerevan (Armenia)
  • 01/09/1989–01/05/1991 Senior researcher, Laser Technique R&D Company, Yerevan (Armenia)
  • 01/09/1983–30/09/1988 Research Fellow, Laser Technique R&D Company, Yerevan (Armenia)


  • 01/03/1993–31/08/1994 Master’s in political science, American University of Armenia, Yerevan (Armenia)
  • 01/09/1983–28/04/1989 Ph.D. in Quantum Electronics and Radiophysics
  • 10/09/1989–31/12/1989 Post-doctoral program in quantum electronics and non-linear optics. Bratislava State University, Department of Physics, Bratislava (Slovak Republic)
  • 01/09/1978–30/06/1983 Specialist Diploma in Physics, Yerevan State University


  • Conferences Speaker at many international conferences on issues related to reformation of higher education, harmonization of national education systems, recognition of qualifications, internationalisation and mobility, quality assurance, ECTS, joint degrees, etc.


  • Scientific papers on laser physics.
  • Publications on various issues related to higher education.
  • Trainings for HEIs on the issues of recognition and higher education reforms


1. Transnational Education: situation in Armenia. https://armenic.am, 2009 Yerevan
2. Lisbon Recognition Convention at 15: making fair recognition a reality, Council of Europe Higher Education Series, 2014
3. Toolkit on Enhancing Transparency and Accountability in Curriculum Development and Student Assessment, EU and CoE project on “Strengthening integrity and combatting corruption in higher education in Armenia”, 2016 CoE
4. Refugees and Recognition of Qualifications; Manual in Armenian for HEIs, https://armenic.am, 2017
5. Fraud in International Higher Education in Armenia, https://armenic.am, 2017
6. Diploma Supplement. Does It Serves Its Purpose? https://armenic.am, 2019
7. Recognition of Foreign Qualifications and Short-term Studies/Credit Mobility performed by HEIs of the RA, 2020
8. Developments and Detection of Education Fraud in the Republic of Armenia: Risks and Responses in the COVID-19 Area; Council of Europe, 2022