RURD Project Management Meeting in Kaunas

24 March 2022






On March  14-16, 2022 , within the framework of the EU-funded ERASMUS+ CBHE project “Role of Universities in the Regional Development” (RURD)  Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) hosted the meeting in Kaunas, Lithuania. Matsatso Tepnadze, Head of Research and Data Analysis Office, Ketevan Karbaia, Deputy Director of the Department of International Relations and Projects, Elene Asitashvili , International Relations Coordinator  participated in the meeting together with the representatives of project consortium member universities.

At the meeting representatives of Regional Universities overviewed the ongoing phase of the Project, presented reports on the decisions made regarding update of university Strategic Plan, on the training process, LLL courses, discussed ongoing and future activities. Within the framework of the project, Caucasus University developed training modules on the third mission of the university and internationalization.

The aim of the project is to increase the role of Georgia's regional higher education institutions in the development of the regions in cooperation with EU partners, to modernize their mission and strategic development plan, as well as to strengthen cooperation between universities and local authorities taking into account the specifics of each region.


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.


The project involves Georgian regional universities, including Caucasus University, 4 European partners from Spain, Austria, the Czech Republic and Lithuania, as well as the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and the National Center for Education Quality Development.


For more information, visit the project  web-page