On March 25, 2021 the Council of Rectors of Higher Educational Institutions of the Odessa region was held at National University “Odessa Maritime Academy”. The following issues were considered: development strategy of the Odessa region and participation of higher educational institutions of the Odessa region in implementation (speaker: S.R. Grinevetskiy, Chairman of the Odessa Regional State Administration; results of a comparative analysis of the work of higher educational institutions in the Odessa region for 2016-2020 ( speaker: S.V. Rudenko, Rector of Odessa National Maritime University, Chairman of the Commission for Analysis and Summing up the results of the activities (information, draft decision)); work plan of the Council of Rectors of higher educational institutions of the Odessa region for 2021 (speaker: S.M. Stepanenko, Rector of Odessa State Environmental Universit, Chairman Council of Rectors of higher educational institutions of the Odessa region (draft)). There was also a presentation of the Odessa Region Regional Development Agency.