Lasha Kandelakishvili

Lasha Kandelakishvili successfully graduated from the Faculty of Mining and Geology of Technical University of Georgia in 2007. In 2017, he earned Master’s Degree at 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, she held a position of the Rector of the International University of Eurasia. Since 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.


Nino Taliashvili

In 2009, Nino Taliashvili graduated from Tbilisi State University, major in Law, and attained a Master’s academic degree. Since 2014, she has been teaching at Tbilisi State University, while also being a Ph.D. Student.

From 2010 to 2015, Nino Taliashvili was the head of legal service 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.

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.

Nino Taliashvili has collaborated with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as a law expert. She is currently working with the World Bank and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) as an education law expert.



Tamar Zarginava
Vice – Rector for International Relations        

Tamar Zarginava successfully graduated from 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 since 2017 she is a Vice Rector for International Relations.


Sophio Khundadze
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 Educational Committee and a member of 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.

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 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.

Members of Governing board