Lasha Kandelakishvili successfully graduated from the Faculty of Mining and Geology of the Technical University of Georgia in 2007. In 2017, he earned a Master’s Degree at the Legnica University of Management in Poland.
In 2007, he was the Director-General of Tbilisi Secular University, and in 2008 he was a director of Tbilisi International University. In 2009, he held the position of the Rector of the International University of Eurasia. From 31 December 2012 till 31 October 2020, he has been the Rector of European University.
Lasha Kandelakishvili had been lecturing for years and had worked for various NGOs. He is the author of 5 manuals, scientific papers, and publications.
Vice – President
Tamar Zarginava successfully graduated from the Eastern European University of Economics and Management Bachelor program in law, in 2013, and in 2015 she received a Master's degree in law at the same university.
In 2007-2011 she was the head of the administration of the Tbilisi Secular University, in 2011-2012 she was a performer of duties of Rector of International Teaching University of Georgia, and in 2012-2014 she was the head of the Rector's Office of the same university. In 2015-2017, she served as the Head of Administration at European University and in 2017-2023 she was a Vice-Rector for International Relations.
Since 2023 Tamar Zarginava is a vice-president of European University.
In 2009, Nino Taliashvili successfully graduated from LEPL - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and was awarded a Master’s academic degree in Law. Currently, she is Ph.D. Student at Tbilisi State University.
From 2010 to 2015, Nino Taliashvili was the head of the Legal Division at National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement, while in 2015-2019 she led the legal office at Saint Andrew the First-Called Georgian University of the Patriarchate of Georgia.
Since 2017 Nino Taliashvili is an authorization expert of higher education institutions. In October 2019, she was appointed by the Prime Minister of Georgia as a member of the Board entitled to carry out the vocational training/retraining program.
From 2019 to 2020 she was Vice-Rector for Academic Process Administration at European University. In 2021 Nino Taliashvili was appointed as a Rector at the same University. From 2020 she also holds the position of Vice-Rector for Academic Process Administration at Kutaisi University, which is owned by European University.
Since 2016 Nino Taliashvili has collaborated with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), with the World Bank, and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) as an education law expert.
Nino Taliashvili also has teaching experience, From 2014 till 2019 she was invited Lecturer at Tbilisi State University, Caucasus International University, and Saint Andrew the First-Called Georgian University of the Patriarchate of Georgia.
Vice-rector for Quality Enhancement
Sophio Khundadze completed Doctoral Program at International Black Sea University in 2010 and was awarded an academic degree of Doctor of Business Administration. She owns an ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business.
Sophio Khundadze is an Associate Professor in Finances. She is an author of scholarly works, including monograph (published by VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, Germany), and research articles. She is a reviewer for referred, scholarly, professional journals (Pinnacle Business Management (ISSN: 2360-946X), Pinnacle Economics and Finance (ISSN: 2360-9486), Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing (ISSN: 1548-6583). Sophio Khundadze also delivers lectures in business and finances. She has participated in Erasmus + project through which she was a visiting lecturer at Insubria University (Italy).
Sophio Khundadze is an accreditation expert for National Center for Quality Enhancement (Georgia), and an accreditation and authorization expert for Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (Kazakhstan).
Sophio Khundadze is a member of the Educational Committee and a member of the Lifelong Learning Supervisory Board at the Georgian Federation of Professional Accountants and Auditors. She is a participant of the World Bank CFRR (Center for Financial Reporting Reforms) project “Strengthening Auditing and Financial Reporting Education in the Countries of Eastern Partnership”.
In 2013-2018 Sophio Khundadze worked at International Black Sea University as a Coordinator of BA Program in Accounting and Audit; she also worked as a Quality Assurance Manager at the faculty of Business Management. In 2019 she worked at Caucasus University as a Director of Bachelor Educational Programs at the School of Business. She worked at European University as a Head of Educational Program Quality Development Office. Since 2020 Sophio Khundadze is a Vice-Rector for Quality Enhancement.
Vice-rector for International Relations
Tatia Dolidze is both the Vice-Rector in the direction of International Relations and the Head of the International Relations study program at European University. At the same time, she holds an academic status of an Affiliate Assistant-Professor and teaches several courses in the direction of European studies, South Caucasus regional politics and public speaking.
Currently, in parallel with her work at European University, Tatia Dolidze is the Council of Europe’s project expert-consultant on education, an expert-evaluator of educational projects on behalf of the American consulting company ‘Agoge Partners’, and an affiliated analyst of the Georgian Institute of Politics.
Tatia Dolidze holds a Bachelor’s degree [with distinction] in International Relations from Tbilisi State University, a Master’s degree [Cum Laude] in European Studies from Maastricht University (Netherlands) and is a PhD candidate at the English Language Program at the Institute of European Studies of TSU. Within the framework of different scholarship programs, Tatia Dolidze has also undertaken non-degree studies at Vilnius University, Lithuania (Erasmus Mundus); Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey (Open Society Foundation Masters Preparation Grant); University of Siena, Italy (grant from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs); Masaryk University, Czech Republic (Erasmus+ mobility).
Tatia Dolidze has overall 12 years of working experience in academia & think tanks, international organizations, government and media. Among others, Tatia Dolidze has held positions such as that of a Chief Counselor of the International Relations and Communications Department at the Office of the National Security Council of Georgia; Georgian Youth Representative to the United Nations; Research Assistant at the EU Foreign Policy Unit of the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels, Belgium; and a contractor at the European Parliament, DG ERPS and at MEP’s office, Brussels, Belgium, among others.
Tatia Dolidze is the author of dozens of research papers and articles and has been involved in several large-scale grant projects in her competence as a researcher, lecturer/trainer and/or project manager. Apart from her native Georgian language, Tatia Dolidze is fluent in English, French, Italian, Russian and speaks intermediate Spanish.
About the Governing Board of European University
The Governing Board of European University is the governing body of the University, which aims to:
- To make decisions on issues related to the educational, scientific, and administrative activities of the strategic importance of the University and to develop a recommendation (s);
- Promoting the effective operation of the University by ensuring the involvement of the university community and other stakeholders in the decision-making process.
- The Rector of the University is the Chairman of the Board of Governors. The board consists of vice-rectors, deans, heads of structural units, affiliated academic staff, students, alumni, and employers.