Bologna inclusion lifted quality of Georgia’s education system

by | January 28, 2017

TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia has bolstered the quality of its higher education and research, thanks to its inclusion in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), the authors of a new report argue. By joining the EHEA, popularly referred to as the Bologna process,


Fake TSU diplomas may be in circulation after forgery ring busted

by | November 29, 2016

TBILISI, DFWatch--A forgery ring sold diplomas that looked like they were issued by the country's most prestigious educational institution, Tbilisi State University. Investigators are now trying to hunt down the fake documents.


Student activists interrupt opening ceremony at TSU

by | September 26, 2016

TBILISI, DFWatch--Student activists interrupted the traditional welcoming of new students at Tbilisi State University on Monday, in protest against the election of a former deputy education minister as new rector. An activist group called Auditorium 115 prevented Giorgi Sharvashidze


Tbilisi State University to select new rector on April 20

by | April 5, 2016

TBILISI, DFWatch--Tbilisi State University (TSU) has scheduled the selection of a new rector for April 20. Vladimer Papava resigned as rector after a student rebellion and a nearly week-long sit-in. The TSU’s academic council decided on Monday that the


17% of teachers pass professional exams, up from 4% in 2015

by | March 10, 2016

TBILISI, DFWatch--The vast majority of Georgian school teachers have failed their professional exams. On Thursday, published statistics which shows that the teachers in primary school had the worst exam results of all. Teachers

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TSU elects former economy minister as new rector

by | August 16, 2013

TBILISI, DFWatch--Vladimer Papava, an economics professor who was economy minister during President Shevardnadze in the 1990s, has been elected as rector of Tbilisi State University. Papava was supported by ten of the board's 12 members, the remaining two voted for Irma

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TSU students to protest Friday against rector election

by | August 15, 2013

TBILISI, DFWatch--Students at Tbilisi State University are planning a protest on Friday against the system of having the 12-member academic board of the institution elect a rector. Organizers say it is not right that only 12 persons decide this, when there are more

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Rector of Tbilisi State University resigns

by | June 13, 2013

TBILISI, DFWatch--Tbilisi State University formally approved Rector Alexandre Kvitashvili's resignation on Wednesday, according to a short statement published on its official website. The decision is allegedly related to a recent amendment to the law on higher

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University rectors call for amendment to be stopped

by | May 7, 2013

TBILISI, DFWatch--The rectors of two large universities in Georgia ask President Mikheil Saakashvili to use his right to veto a law amendment which in their opinion will restrict the autonomy of universities. Gigi Tevzadze, Rector of Ilia State University, also known as Iliauni, said on Tuesday

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Education system anticipating new leadership

by | October 15, 2012

Changes are expected in the education system after the new government comes to power. The national exam system may return to its previous arrangement, although nothing is yet decided, while the identity of the new minister of education is still unknown. Entrants were

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