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Webinar “Third Mission of the university During/After Coronavirus Crisis”

On July 13, 2020 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) organized a webinar on the Third mission of the university During/After Coronavirus Crisis. The webinar was focused on the role of university in difficult times.

The panelists discussed the following issues:

  • What is the definition of the third mission of the universities?
  • How did universities around the world respond to the pandemic?
  • What should/can universities do during crisis in the country/world?
  • How university can raise awareness of society on the issues of pandemic?
  • How university can prevent spreading the virus?
  • Did the pandemic serve as a driver to incite the universities to engage in the third mission activities?
  • Can we expect the rise of the third mission after the pandemic?

Webinar speakers were:

  • Dr. George Sharvashidze, Rector of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University;
  • Dr. Christophe Terrasse, Director of International Projects at European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD);
  • Ms. Fiona Crozier, Independent Consultant, former Head of International, QAA, UK;
  • Prof. Jean-Charles Cailliez – Vice-President of Innovation at Lille Catholic University.

Moderator: Ms. Maia Gelashvili – Coordinator at Quality Assurance Office at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.