The Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education won a competitive two-year contract with the Georgian Ministry of Education to provide technical assistance and trainings to support Georgian universities in their internationalization efforts. The one-week kick-off training was held in mid-February at the International Education Center in Tbilisi. The training, offered by Pusa Nastase, senior program manager, and Matyas Szabo, manager at the Elkana Center, was attended by 60 faculty and senior staff members from six state and private universities.
The training topics included: rankings and benchmarking in higher education; national and institutional policies of internationalization, international recruitment and admissions, university branding and positioning, internationalizing university curricula, joint degrees and double degrees. The second part of this year’s program will consist of a study trip of 25 Georgian faculty and staff to Budapest in mid-April. The Yehuda Elkana Center will host the group and provide further training combined with study visits to local universities in Budapest and the Tempus Foundation.