YEREVAN — TUMO Center for Creative Technologies and the European Union launched their partnership to build and operate the EU TUMO Convergence Center for Engineering and Applied Science, a state of the art STEM ecosystem in Yerevan, Armenia.
The center will be a hub for research, education and startups geared towards students and young professionals over 18. It will bring together partners, both local and international, to bridge the gap between higher education and industry in Armenia.
Its campus will be roughly 15,000 square meters in size, consisting of infrastructure for educational programming, a STEM research laboratory, a conference center, and revenue generating commercial space to ensure the center’s long-term financial sustainability. Additionally, the campus will host the French University in Armenia (UFAR)’s Faculty for Informatics and Applied Mathematics.
The EU will provide €23 million to support educational reforms in Armenia, including €10.5 million for the development of STEM standards, while the remaining €12.5 million will go to the new TUMO initiative.
A centerpiece of the project is TUMO Labs, a technology education curriculum designed to complement local universities with project-based learning opportunities in cutting edge fields. TUMO Labs will be a logical continuation of the TUMO program that gives young adults professional experience and promotes business development in Armenia
source : Massis media