Georgian Education Minister Mikheil Chkhenkeli hosted Counselor for Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Catherine Schweitzer, and representatives of American Councils for International Education and various senior-level universities.
The Ministry said the meeting reviewed the University Capacity Building Program (UCBP) and summed up the visit of the Georgian policymakers to the US.
Mikheil Chkhenkeli underlined the importance of the United States’ support as Georgia’s strategic partner in the development of the country’s education sector. He expressed hope that the cooperation between Georgian and American universities would further deepen.
The University Capacity Building Program (UCBP), funded by the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi and administered by American Councils for International Education, is a one-year initiative to build entrepreneurial networks among Georgia’s higher education institutions and identify practices from the United States that connect research to business with the goal of increasing innovation and economic growth.