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Mikheil Chkhenkeli
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Education Ministry to Authorize Universities only with High Academic Standards

“We have an ambition to develop a world-class higher education system at Georgian universities. Universities only with high academic standards will receive authorization,” acting Minister of Education, Mikheil Chkhenkeli, said.

This year, 26 universities will have their quality standards confirmed. Besides Georgian specialists, European experts have also engaged in the authorization process. Unscheduled monitoring will continued, during which three universities have already been stripped of authorization.

The ministry is working on revisions of the higher education financial model, too, the Minister said.

“We are conducting negotiations with the World Bank (WB) to introduce base financing to considerably develop the sector. We pay a special regard to distance education. A Georgian-French university will launch operations in the near future,” Chkhenkeli noted during his speech before Parliament.