Armenian Institute of Tourism - the branch
of Russian International Academy
of Tourism

Yerevan, RA. Ervand Qochari 12/1,
Tel.: (374 10) 52-05-30
        (374 10)
58-32-29
        (374 10) 55-05-36

E-mail: tourisminstitute@yahoo.com
            minasyanrobert@mail.ru


The RIAT was founded in 1981.
The AIT was founded in 2001 (RA Higher Education and Science Ministry license N 110 7.01.2002, RF Education Ministry License N 000113 13.11.2002).
The RIAT - Russian Federation Status N 25-0421 23.09.1998.


Rector: Robert Y. Minassian Ph.D. in Pedagogical Sciences, Professor

The University teachers' staff includes    1 academicians, 7 professors, 17 candidates of sciences,

Grants for students
with excellent progress.

The education way is
   internal, external, internal-external.

The graduates receive the Russian Federation State Diploma.

 

The Institute includes as well:

The students are given an opportunity to get professional education in number of supplimentary subjects in the frame-work of the secondary school. A non-stop educational method exists at the Institute.

  1. Pre-institutional profile groups (8-th from base)- for 2 years. The students who succesfully graduate from the profil grades can enter the 2-nd course of the Institute taking 1 exam.
  2. Pre-preparatory paid courses: 3 months - 110.000 AM Drams.

     Not only famous specialists of Armenia teach in the ATI, but also invited specialists from the RITA (Moscow), its branches and abroad. From the leading institute posts are allocated to the ATI for 'Post Graduates and Master" Courses, with the teaching process organized both in Moscow and abroad. Duringthe studies the Institute organizes practical work and probation period in more than 22 foreign  

countries with highly developed tourism (Egypt, Hungary, Cyprus, Turkey, Spain, Germany, Malta, Iran) as well as in hotel and tourism business offices of Russia and CIS countries. During the practical studies the students are given a chance to choose the sphere of their further process and to find variants for further job.


The process of study in the ATI lasts:

1. 5 years for the "Management of organization" specialist degree;
2. 6 years for the "Manager" specialist degree in correspodence courses;
3. 5 years for the "Marketing"; specialist degree.

 


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In 2000 the Russian Federation joined the European Council and UNESCO Convention for the recognition of qualification on higher education in regions of Europe.By this, an opportunity is given to the RF for the signed convention or equal rights with 54 countries which are potential members (European and CIS countries, Australia, Israel, Canada, the USA).
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A treaty is signed between the UNESCO and the RITA on January 25, 2002 "on the purpose
of peace and development about the foundation of UNESCO international department cultural tourism" according to which a branch of that department is founded in Yerevan, on the ATI base.
All the 7 departments of UNESCO as well as the Yerevan department are out of law from the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Armenia and the Ministry of Education of Russian Federation.
Citizens of RF take advantage of deferral from military service during the studies.



Instruction

Specializations
Entrance exams
Payment
Management of organization

1. Hospitality management
2. Foreign Tourism management
3. Excursion management
4. Lawful management in tourism
5. Animation management in tourism
6. Sporting management in tourism

 

Armenian language or Russian language (dictation),
Foreign language (Test),
Interview

 

 

350.000 dram

 


The students of the Armenian Institute of Tourism are able to continue their education at the Moscow - in Russian Academy for Tourism or its subsidiaries.

The Institute supports its graduates in employment.

 

Besides the term programmes the Institute organises Professional Training and
Qualification Increase Courses taking to the consideration the demand of the local tourism market.

1. Short-term examinations- a special certificate of Academy is nominated.
2. The First Level Program with short-term seminars (up to the students` choice); duration is 72-100 academic hours; a short-term qualification increase certificates of Russian Federation is given.
3. The Second and Third level Program with short-term seminars (up to the students` choice); duration- 100-150 academic hours. A Qualification Increase Paper is nominated.
4. The First, Second, Third Level Programs with obligatory practice and short-term seminars; duration is more than 500 academic hours. A State Diploma of Russian federation is given.

Pre-institutional profile classes are available in the frames of Armenian Tourism Institute with two years duration (classes 9 and 10).

The profile classes give opportunity to the students of 9 and 10 grades to have professional education in the frames of secondary schools. As a matter of fact, the principle of continuous education is being executed.

For more detailed information see: "The Colleges of Armenia, 2008-2009".

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Documents are accepted on June 1.
The entrance exams take place by 3 phases from 05.07.2008, 05.08.2008 and 05.09.2008.

 

THE ROLE OF YOUTH IN SAFEGUARDING OF HERITAGE AND DEVELOPMENT OF CULTURAL TOURISM

http://www.unesco.ru/eng/articles/2004/stasya07092006112801.php

The International Conference "The Role of Youth in Safeguarding of Heritage and Development of Cultural Tourism" will be held on 26 - 29 October 2006 in Yerevan (Republic of Armenia). The Conference is organized with the support of the UNESCO Moscow Office by the Ministry of Culture and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the Armenian Institute of Tourism in cooperation with the Armenian National Commission for UNESCO and Russian International Academy of Tourism.
The overall aim of the Conference is to involve youth in the protection and safeguarding of cultural heritage, promote youth cultural tourism and disseminate among youth the principles of the UNESCO Convention concerning Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972), the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003), the UNESCO Convention for Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005), as well as the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity.

The objectives of the Conference:

- Discuss the role of youth tourism in the safeguarding of the world cultural and natural heritage;
- Study the best examples of cultural tourism aimed at the involvement of youth in the preservation of cultural heritage;
- Develop educational programmes aimed at raising awareness about cultural and natural heritage among young people;
- Work out special courses for higher and secondary educational institutions for training managers and specialists in sphere of preservation of cultural heritage and development of cultural tourism;
- Encourage regional and international cooperation, especially among youth, in the sphere of safeguarding of cultural and natural, tangible and intangible heritage.

 

During the Conference it is planned to discus the following topics:

I. The role of the international youth tourism in the safeguarding of cultural and natural heritage;
II. The role of education in promoting and developing of the youth cultural tourism;
III. Educational programmes, tools, guidelines and Conventions to be used to promote responsible cultural tourism among youth;
IV. The role of tourism in strengthening intercultural dialogue among youth.
The representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations in the sphere of preservation of cultural heritage and development of cultural tourism, representatives of the educational institutions, UNESCO Chairs Network on Cultural Tourism and Development, international experts from the CIS and other countries are invited to participate in the Conference.
Following the event it is planned to publish the proceedings of the Conference and release a DVD on youth cultural and ecological tourist routs of the CIS countries.
The working languages of the Conference are Armenian, Russian and English. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

- Registration form (71 Kb) (English)
- Preliminary Programme of the Conference (75 Kb) (English)

Please contact the Organizational Committee of the Conference to find out more information about the Conference, programme and terms for submitting applications.


Contact information of the Organizational Committee:

Mr Robert Minasyan, Rector of the Armenian Institute of Tourism
Armenian Institute of Tourism
Republic of Armenia, Yerevan - 0070, 12/1 E. Kochara St.,
E-mail: tourisminstitute@yahoo.com, minasyanrobert@mail.ru
Tel.: + 3741- 520 - 530, 583 -229, 550-536;
Fax: + 3741 - 583 - 229.


More about cultural tourism:

- The Proceedings of the International Conference "Innovative Policies for Heritage Safeguarding and Culture Tourism Development" (Moscow, 25-27 November 2005)
- The section of cultural tourism at UNESCO's Headquarters' website http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=11408& URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
- All Different, All Unique. Young People and UNESCO Declaration on Cultural Diversity (English) (pdf, 1 503 Kb)
- Report of the UNESCO General Conference Youth Forum (2005) (English) (pdf, 35)
- Strategy for UNESCO's Action with and for Youth (English) (pdf, 1105 Kb)
- Website of the World Heritage in Young Hands Project (English) http://whc.unesco.org/education/sindex.htm
- Website of the World Tourism Organization (UN WTO) (English) http://www.unwto.org

 

PRESS-RELEASE

Ministry of Culture and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia , Armenian Institute of Tourism (the branch of Russian International Academy of Tourism) in cooperation with the Armenian National Commission for UNESCO, the Russian International Academy of Tourism and with the support of UNESCO Moscow Office organized International Conference on “The Role of Youth in Safeguarding Cultural Heritage and Development of Cultural and Cognitive Tourism" which was held on 27-28 October, 2006 in Yerevan.


The Conference is a follow-up event to the National Seminar “Innovative Approaches to the Cultural Tourism” (28 February, 2005, Yerevan ) and the International Conference “Innovative Policies for Heritage Safeguarding and Culture and Cognitive Tourism Development” (25-27 November 2005, Moscow ) organized with the support of UNESCO Moscow Office.

The aim of the Conference was development of youth tourism and dissemination among youth of the principles of the UNESCO Conventions on “ Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage ” (1972), “Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage “ (2003), “ Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions “ (2005), as well as the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity (2001), development of the ways for the youth participation in the protection and safeguarding of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, as well as promotion of cultural tourism.

 

The main objectives of the Conference were:

•  to encourage the involvement of young people in the preservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage and transmission o f the knowledge and cultural values to younger generations;

•  to conduct public discussions with participation of youth on social, educational and cultural aspects of the preservation of cultural heritage, promotion of cultural diversity and development of youth tourism in the 21-st century;

•  to study the best practices of the development of cultural tourism with the involvement of youth in the preservation of cultural heritage;

•  to foster regional and international cooperation, especially among the youth, in the sphere of safeguarding tangible and intangible cultural and natural heritage;

The official opening of the Conference was held on the 27 October, 2006.

The opening speech was delivered by Mrs. Hasmik Poghosyan, Minister of Culture and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia .

The Conference was welcomed by:

Mr. Herve Barre, UNESCO Program Specialist, Culture and Development Section of the Division of Cultural Policies and Intercultural Dialogue, followed by welcoming messages by the representatives of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, Municipality of Yerevan City , the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia ,etc.

 

The following issues were discussed at the Conference:

•  The role of youth in safeguarding cultural heritage and development of cultural-cognitive tourism.

•  The role of education in development of youth cultural and cognitive tourism.

•  The analysis of educational programs, tools, and guidelines to be used in order to promote cognitive and cultural tourism among the youth (case studies).

The participants of the Conference were representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations in the field of cultural heritage safeguarding and tourism development from foreign and the CIS countries, including Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Georgia and Russian Federation, representatives of educational institutions, UNESCO Chairs on Cultural Tourism for peace and development, international and national experts from ICOMOS and UNESCO, etc.

 

The final document was adopted in a result of discussions held at the Conference.