La MANCHE National Conference in Georgia

International Black Sea University

Tbilisi, Georgia

23rd June 2015

On 23rd June 2015, International Black Sea University (IBSU) in Tbilisi hosted the La MANCHE National Conference in Georgia. The Conference was opened by Prof. Natela Doghonadze, Vice Rector for Education at IBSU. The project event was attended in total by 97 stakeholders in higher education including policy makers, business and civil society organizations' representatives as well as students and faculty from various Georgian universities.

Keynote speaker at the La MANCHE National Conference in Georgia was Dr Irine Darchia, Head of Department of Higher Education and Science Development at the Ministry of Education in Georgia. In her presentation Dr Darchia focussed on internal quality assurance at the Georgian universities and outlined the main areas where immediate changes and development at the higher education institutions in Georgia are needed. Dr Darchia's speech was followed by a presentation of Mr Lasha Margishvili from National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement in Georgia.

In the afternoon the La MANCHE partners in Georgia held various public discussions focussing, inter alia, on such higher education modernization issues as the processes of internationalization in higher education, alumni networking and collaboration, knowledge transfer and curricula relevance to labor market's expectations in Georgia.