ღავთაძე გიორგი

პროფესორი; რექტორი, ბიზნესის ადმინისტრირების დეპარტამენტი, აკაკი წერეთლის სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტი, ქუთაისი, საქართველო


Peculiarities of Development of Regional Universities in Georgia

(აკრედიტაცია-ავტორიზაცია და ხარისხის უზრუნველყოფა განათლებაში)


Introduction and aim: Modern Georgian universities face a number of challenges. The problems they have to solve are quite diverse and varied, which in turn determines the need for the development of specific approaches to their solution and for joint effort.

Regional universities face relatively more problems, the main reasons for which may be a relatively low level of economic development of the regions, complicated social conditions, the lack of employment opportunities, the lack of highly qualified staff in the new fields and directions, the absence of traditions and experience necessary for the implementation of the activities that meet modern requirements, etc.

Meeting the existing challenges by the regional universities is largely dependent on prioritizing their activities and orienting the existing scarcity of resources to the solution of problems such as:

• further enhancement of integration into the European educational space and internationalization of activity;

• development of the research profile and aspiration for the increase in the relevant potential;

• implementation of environment-oriented policies;

• improvement of the services of student support and development;

• introduction of a variety of modern teaching methods, etc.

Successful implementation of the aforementioned issues depends on the close relationship between the internal and external mechanisms of quality control, enhancement of the degree of accountability and transparency, improvement of the collaboration between basic educational units and various structural units of the university, emphasis on regional problems and priorities, integration of modern technologies into the teaching and research process, etc.

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Keywords: Georgian universities, regional universities, unemployment, development, modern teaching methods, modern technologies