Student perception on corruption in the Armenian higher education system
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Office in Yerevan invited the European Students' Union (ESU) to conduct an assessment of student democracy in Armenia on the occasion of a study visit in 2008. As a result of this study visit the ESU group developed a series of recommendations to promote the student democracy in Armenia. One of the recommendations in their report was to launch a student campaign against corruption in the higher education system, following successful experience in Romania and Albania. In October 2009, within a project on promoting transparency and integrity in the universities of Armenia, a group of students from Yerevan and Gyumri were trained by Serbian experts on conducting anti-corruption campaigns in higher education institutions in Armenia. In November of that year the group conducted a study tour to Albania and Serbia to learn from the European experience of promoting students' rights. In 2010 the group conducted research on perception of corruption in higher education among students.