”Education is the new bacon!”

An extremely interested and attentive Armenian ambassador visited Zealand Institute of Business and Technology (ZIBAT) on a rainy Wednesday in December. The occasion was the ambassadors interest in ZIBAT’s educational programmes within the field of IT.

The IT market in Armenia is growing and the Armenian ambassador to Denmark, Hrachya Aghajanyan, and his colleagues see a potential in the export of our educational programmes which they rank on the same level as some of the biggest export successes of Denmark so far: ”Education is the new bacon”.

Head of Campus Køge, Jørgen Heramb, (left) and  the Armenian ambassador (in the middle).

Head of Campus Køge, Jørgen Heramb, (left) and the Armenian ambassador (in the middle).

The rector of ZIBAT, Ulla Skaarup, welcomed the guests and the head of Campus Køge, Jørgen Heramb, introduced the programme of the day and volunteered himself as guide on a walk around campus.

The campus tour included talks about ZIBAT’s development plans in connection with the new Campus Køge complex, the growing number of students in both Armenia and Denmark – and football.

Expansion in the IT market

On behalf of ZIBAT, Rector Ulla Skaarup showed a very positive interest in a cooperation to facilitate IT educational programmes in Armenia. The aim is to create an educational portfolio in Armenia more capable of meeting the corporate demand for IT educated employees with emphasis on both practical competences and skills.

Rector, Ulla Skaarup, sees a great potential in the cooporation.

Rector, Ulla Skaarup, sees a great potential in the cooporation.

Ulla Skaarup emphasized the importance of the sustainability of such partnership – both professionally and economically. She concluded that cooperating with Armenia and Armenian partners to establish an educational project has potential and makes good sense.

Hrachya Aghajanyan, Armenian ambassador to Denmark since 2011, talked about the great economical growth in Armenia until 2008. The IT sector in particular has contributed positively to this growth and Armenia is aspiring to the roll of regional forerunner in this sector.

As the first Armenian ambassador to Denmark, Hrachya Aghajanyan concludes: ”Everything is working here; Denmark is a dynamic nation with a good atmosphere”.