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Student and Graduate Mobility in Armenia


  • Focuses on mobility in a relatively understudied, but nonetheless important region

  • Recognises the contribution made by the highly qualified to constructing spatialized education and work pathways alongside the role played by institutions

  • Expands the parameters of existing debate on student and graduate mobility beyond the confines of Europe and intra-European circulation


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. David Cairns, Marine Sargsyan
    Pages 1-12
  3. David Cairns, Marine Sargsyan
    Pages 13-29
  4. David Cairns, Marine Sargsyan
    Pages 31-45
  5. David Cairns, Marine Sargsyan
    Pages 47-63
  6. David Cairns, Marine Sargsyan
    Pages 65-78
  7. David Cairns, Marine Sargsyan
    Pages 79-86
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 87-88

About this book


Based on exploratory research with students and graduates conducted in Armenia and its diaspora during summer 2018, Cairns and Sargsyan provide insight into some of the challenges involved in moving abroad, focusing on three different destinations: Russia, the United States and the European Union. Additionally, Student and Graduate Mobility in Armenia considers issues that have an impact on life chances for highly qualified young people who wish to remain in Armenia, including perceptions of corruption in the local labour market and hopes for the future following the Velvet Revolution of spring 2018. This research will be of interest to students and scholars of mobility, youth, employment and education. 


specialized education work pathways intra-European mobility the velvet revolution education and work spatial pathways

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Research and Studies in SociologyISCTE-University Institute of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Roma Tre UniversityRomeItaly

About the authors

David Cairns is Principal Researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, ISCTE-University of Lisbon, Portugal. 

Marine Sargsyan is Visiting Research Fellow at the Davis Center, Harvard University, USA, and a PhD Candidate at Roma Tre University, Italy.

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