RURD Rectors Conference Meeting in Kutaisi, Georgia

Akaki Tsereteli State University (ATSU), coordinator of the Erasmus+ CBHE Project “ROLE OF UNIVERSITIES IN THE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT” (RURD), hosted a meeting of the Conference of Rectors of Regional Universities on July 19, 2022.
The meeting was attended by the Rectors of the RURD project Consortium, representatives of the Ministry of Education of Georgia and National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement.
During the meeting a new Higher Education Funding Model (Case of GSTU) was discussed. The Rectors of the regional universities highlighted the following issues: Academia-Business Sector Relations, Academia-Local Government Relations (Case of ZSSU) and Regional Priorities and Samtskhe Javakheti State University.
The aim of the project is based on European experience to improve the role of regional HEI in the development of a region, to modernize Mission and Strategic Development Plan of regional Universities, increase cooperation between universities and local authorities to increase their capacity and enhance specification of each region.
All regional universities of Georgia and four European partners from Spain, Austria, Czech Republic and Lietuva are participants of the Project. Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement are also involved in the RURD Project.