Mariam Amashukeli is a PhD student of Sociology at the Tbilisi State University. Since 2012 Ms Amashukeli is an affiliated researcher at the Center for Social Sciences (CSS). Her research interest is mostly focused on higher education studies (tertiary education and labor market, modern human capital development, knowledge economy, knowledge-based society). During the last six years she has been participating in more than 12 research projects funded by the international and local donor organizations and is the author/co-author of up to 10 publications.