Nutsa Kobakhidze is Director of the Comparative Education Research Centre and Assistant Professor in Comparative and International Education at the Faculty of education, University of Hong Kong. Nutsa is also M.Ed. in Comparative and Global Studies in Education and Development program coordinator.
Nutsa's research interests include privatization of education (focus on private tutoring), comparative and international education, globalization and education, and methodologies of large-scale international assessments (PISA, PIRLS, TIMSS). Geographical focus of her research comprises Georgia and former Soviet republics, Hong Kong and South East Asia (Cambodia and Myanmar/Burma). Nutsa has extensive leadership, management and consulting experiences with the Ministry of Education of Georgia, international organizations (such as UNESCO, OECD, USAID, Global Partnership for Education) and educational institutions in multicultural contexts.