On May 2nd-5th, 2023 a Kick-off and Study Visit was co-organized by Ilia State University (Georgia) and hosted by Charles University Prague (Czechia) within the frames of the European Commission Erasmus+ CBHE Programme Structural Reform project Responsible Conduct of Research – Research Integrity and Ethics in Georgian Universities (ETHICS).

Participants of the event included representatives of 4 EU partner institutions, representatives of 10 Georgian universities and also 3 non-university partners (Georgia Ministry of Education and Science, Georgia National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation).

The aim of the meeting was the review of the ETHICS project timeline, goals and roles of the partners, as well as the introduction of the EU guidelines for project administration and the new requirements of the agency for financial management. The four-day working programme consisted of project meetings, lectures and a study visit.

Best practices and recommendations in academic integrity and research ethics were presented by researchers and academics from Charles University (Czechia), Masaryk University (Czechia), VUMC (Netherlands) and ENAI (Czechia) within the study visit programme.


Project In Brief:

The aim of the national structural reform project ETHICS is to launch a systemic improvement intervention to improve the quality of University and Research-Performing Organizations (RPOs) research through launching measures to adhere to the foundations of high-quality research and excellence.


Project Coordinator:

  • Ilia State University

Project EU Partners:

  • Free University Amsterdam/ STICHTING VU
  • Charles University Prague
  • Masaryk University
  • European Network for Academic Integrity

Project Georgian HEIs:

  • Ilia State University
  • Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
  • Caucasus University Ltd
  • David Tvildiani Medical University Llc
  • Shota Rustaveli State University
  • Akaki Tsereteli State University
  • Samtskhe-Javakheti State University
  • Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University
  • Georgian Institute of Public Affair Foundation
  • L.E.P.L Apollon Kutateladze Tbilisi State Academy of Art

Project Non – University Partners:

  • Ministry of Education And Science of Georgia
  • National Center For Educational Quality Enhancement
  • Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation


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