independence of universities

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 […]

Parliament forces through two more laws

By | June 2nd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Parliament in Georgia has forced through two more laws that were vetoed by President Saakashvili. This is the latest in a series of vetoes by Saakashvili after the change of government in October, 2012. Under normal circumstances, his signature […]

Saakashvili vetoes two bills

By | May 13th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

President Mikheil Saakashvili. (Official photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili has vetoed two bills passed by parliament. One of the bills is about amendments to the Civil Code of Georgia, which allows to change the status of non-profit legal entities and change the status of a a private law entity […]