“Georgia Looks To Germany For Higher Education Model”

Georgia was the only country in the Russia and Eurasia region that scored better than the global average, stated the Positive Peace Report 2015. Photo by N. Alavidze/, Mar 24, 2016, Tbilisi, Georgia

American freelance writer and travel historian Elizabeth Koprowski has penned a piece for a popular portal for university students all over the world detailing Georgia’s plan to reform its tertiary education system.

The piece was written for, a higher education web marketing tool used to connect tens of thousands of students with 2900 universities in 80 countries.

The article describes how Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili believes the current system relied too heavily on subject popularity and not on the actual academic and economic needs of the country.

For example, Georgia, which has just over 3.5 million people, currently educates five times more bankers than it can employ,” writes Koprowski.
The country has a high unemployment rate compared to other countries in Europe. Kvirikashvili wants this to change, and will shift the university system's focus to sectors like farming, food technology, and veterinarian studies that will serve the country's economy,” she writes.

To reform the country’s tertiary education system, Kvirikashvili wants to model his plans on German higher education – which he believes is the "most effective” system in the world.

She also notes how Georgia is currently one of Eastern Europe’s fastest growing economies.

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