Administrative Director (2014-2023)
Bio: Diana Lezhava joined Center for Social Sciences (CSS) in 2010 as a Students Dean/Director’s assistant and worked on various positions since then. In 2014-2023 she served as an Administrative Director of CSS, as well as a Research Fellow at the Education and Development Program. She has extensive experience in project management, financial administration and organizational management. She has been involved in CSS projects as a research fellow, especially in the projects related to higher education and labour market, and is an author/co-author of related publications. Within her doctoral dissertation she works on the development of higher education systems in Georgia and Estonia after joining Bologna process and its impact on the growth of the local labor markets. Since 2018 Diana is a Higher Education Expert of EU Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Within this capacity she works on the proposal assessment of Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education (CBHE). Her research interests include: higher education policy and management, informalities in education, higher education and labour market, informalities in labour market. In March 2023 she left the position of CSS Administrative Director, however, remains at CSS as a Research Fellow.