An AUA ChangeMaker is a visionary philanthropist ready to partner with the University in the process of training the next generation of progressive critical thinkers, entrepreneurs, and change agents who will make a greater impact on Armenia’s prosperity.
AUA Open Centers of Excellence are broad thematic platforms for strategic and long-term collaboration.
The objective is to solve complex challenges by attracting forefront knowledge and competence from different backgrounds to focus on common problems within the open thematic area.
The strategy is to establish and sustain integrated and transformative collaborations using the power of trans-disciplinary and trans-stakeholder interactions.
The outcome is expected to provide transformative and sustainable solutions that are directly relevant for government, industry, universities, and/or civic society.
AUA’s Featured Open Centers of Excellence are:
“We are reframing the role of a university and aim to teach students to acquire the ability to build capacity, lead creative environments, and solve complex challenges. The limitation for the present generation of students is not the level of knowledge available in the world, but rather how to make this knowledge interact with other knowledge, and how to enable a transformative change with greater resilience and prosperity. If students learn systemic awareness, they will gain the ability to expand mindsets and transfer skills to tackle complexity. We are encouraging and building collaborations in research, outreach, and education across disciplines. Such collaborations require not only the latest findings, but also an understanding on how to intersect and build trust, in order to enable shifts in perspective. In this essential effort to realize our vision, we are calling on 200 visionaries, more precisely on 200 AUA ChangeMakers, to join us in achieving this pivotal milestone.”
Dr. Karin Markides