Education policy issues

Georgia revokes decision to freeze Gulen-linked university’s student intake

By | December 9th, 2018|Categories: Education|Tags: , , |

Rally by IBSU students and professors outside the Ministry of Education. August 23, 2018. ( TBILISI, DFWatch--The Georgian regulatory body for quality in education on Saturday revoked a controversial decision to bar a Tbilisi university from accepting new students for a period of one year. Black Sea International University, one of Georgia’s leading higher [...]

Georgia bows to Turkey’s Erdogan again, cracks down on Gulen-linked university in Tbilisi

By | August 21st, 2018|Categories: Education, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia keeps on cracking down on educational institutions linked to the Turkish Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen, whom Ankara has accused of masterminding the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016. […]

Bologna inclusion lifted quality of Georgia’s education system

By | January 28th, 2017|Categories: Education|Tags: , |

(OSGF.) 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 29th, 2016|Categories: Education|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) 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 26th, 2016|Categories: Education|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) 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 5th, 2016|Categories: Education|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) 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 10th, 2016|Categories: Education|Tags: , |

Education Minister Tamar Sanikidze. (Interpressnews.) 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 […]

TSU elects former economy minister as new rector

By | August 16th, 2013|Categories: Education, News|Tags: , |

Newly elected TSU rector Vladimer Papava (left) and his predecessor Aleksandre Kvitashvili. (Interpressnews.) 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 […]

TSU students to protest Friday against rector election

By | August 15th, 2013|Categories: Education, News|Tags: , |

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 […]

Rector of Tbilisi State University resigns

By | June 13th, 2013|Categories: Education, News|Tags: , |

Alexandre Kvitashvili resigned as rector of Tbilisi State University. (Official photo.) 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 […]

University rectors call for amendment to be stopped

By | May 7th, 2013|Categories: Education, News|Tags: , |

Gigi Tevzadze, Rector of Ilia State University in Tbilisi. (Interpressnews.) 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 […]

Education system anticipating new leadership

By | October 15th, 2012|Categories: Education, News|Tags: |

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 […]