The next meeting of the Rector's Council was held in Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University. The meeting was opened by the Vice Prime Minister of Georgia, Minister of Education and Science Aleksandre Jejelava and he talked about several important issues, including new planned projects in the system.
One of the issues discussed at the session was the issue of initiating the process of creating relevant regulations in the Vocational PhD and Georgian legislation. Vocational PhD has long been established in European and British Universities and it is the first phase of the PhD Program where a candidate is awarded a Vocational PhD Degree and continues to study for Academic PhD Degree only if he/she wishes to do so. In this case the research is connected to practice (according to the field) and scientific work does not remain "a thesis for thesis", as well as the specific area or direction that takes benefit in form of the innovative ideas and the research oriented at specific practical outcome that will be realized in the future.
The university programs of the teacher and the special teacher, the role of universities in strengthening of schools; generation of University Association and other were also discussed at the session;